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PMC Board Ends Dr. Portner’s Hospital Privileges, Closing Las Animas Clinic July 31

Following a brief executive session which began the PMC board of director’s meeting, Wednesday, June 24, the board voted unanimously to not renew hospital privileges for Dr. Barry Portner, effective immediately.  Dr. Portner, in a brief phone conversation with the Prowers Journal on Thursday, said this has been the result of a three year legal battle with […]

Groundbreaking Moves PMC Forward for New Facilities

Construction crews have already been at work, removing slabs of concrete from one of the parking lots at Prowers Medical Center, even as the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations and expansion was being held this past Monday, April 13, adjacent to the Emergency Room entrance. Craig Loveless, hospital Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the audience and was […]

Prowers Medical Group Hosts Two Events

    Two events were recently held at Prowers Medical Group, an open house to meet medical providers in an informal setting and enjoy some snacks and a celebration of a makeover of the Children’s Waiting Room at the entryway of the PMG Clinic. General Surgeon, Dr. James Smith was on hand to greet and […]

PMC Expansion Construction Planned for April

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors plans to announce the newest board member by their February 25 meeting.  The hospital has advertised for a replacement board member since Kevin McGrath resigned late last year.  PMC is still open to candidates, as board chair, Julie Branes, stated,” Any interested candidate may contact Karen Bryant, Craig […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Meets with Parkview Hospital Officials

  Prowers Medical Center is considering an alliance with Parkview Hospital in Pueblo.  The affiliation would create additional medical services for PMC, along with some administrative assistance such as compliance guidelines, a peer review process and quality improvement of various programs.  Parkview Hospital representatives included the hospital President Mike Baxter, Judy Fonda Hospital Board Chairman, […]

Charges Pending in Death of Lamar Man

MEDIA RELEASE On 07/25/14 at approximately 11:30 pm the Lamar Police Department responded to the alleyway behind 100 N. Main Street on the report of an assault victim who was unconscious and unresponsive.  Officers located the victim, Rudy Ray Munez, age 48, of Lamar in the rear of 109 Hickory and called medical assistance to […]

McGrath Selected as PMC Board Member

  Lamar optometrist, Dr. Kevin McGrath, was sworn in as the newest Prowers Medical Center member to the board of directors.  McGrath is replacing former member Jan Hall, who recently resigned from the board.  McGrath will fill the remainder of Hall’s term, until May, 2014.  McGrath, who grew up in Las Animas, had lived in […]