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Two Hasty Residents Injured in Wiley Junction Rollover

  On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 4:49pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 50 approximately six miles west of Lamar in Prowers County. The vehicle, a 1996 Silver Honda Accord, was westbound when it drifted into the center median. The driver, Christine Schmelzer of Hasty, Colorado, overcorrected to […]

PMC Approves 2016 Budget, Receives Update on Community Alliance Progress

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors closed out their final monthly meeting of 2015 on December 2nd, with the unanimous approval of the 2016 budget, which, according to Board Chairman, Julie Branes, will have no impact on the hospital district mill levy. Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell/Healthy Places recapped the latest developments of those organizations […]

Birth Announcements: Pultz – Estrada

Eric Pultz and Sierra Vazquez of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Riley Ericson Pultz at Prowers Medical Center at 1:15am on Friday, November 13, 2015 with Sharon Hendricks attending.  Riley weighed six pounds and 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents are Pat Pultz, Christy Marquez and Clara […]

Birth Announcement: Havenstein

Brett and Angie Havenstein of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter Joanna Rose at Prowers Medical Center at 7:36am on November 1, 2015 with Dr. Korkis and Sharon Hendricks attending. Joanna weighed six pounds and 8.2 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth.  The couple has one child at home, Claire.  […]

Birth Announcement: Whisenand

  Zack Whisenand and Heather Fauser announce the birth of their son, Maddox James Whisenand at Prowers Medical Center on October 28, 2015 at 6:41am with Sharon Hendricks attending. Maddox weighed eight pounds and 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents are Jennifer Fauser and Rich and Esther Lingle.

Prowers Medical Center Board Approves Foundation By-laws, Considers LCC Funding Request

Representatives from Lamar Community College, President John Marrin, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, Kathy Henderson and LCC Foundation Director, Anne Marie Crampton, visited with the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors during their October 28 meeting, to request funds for the school’s nursing program for another year. The hospital granted last year’s request of […]

Birth Announcement: Crum

  Aaron Crum and Skyla Homan of Holly, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Calie Marie Crum at Prowers Medical Center at 8:17am on Friday, October 23, 2015 with Dr. Woodward and Sharon Hendricks attending. Calie weighed seven pounds and 9.4 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length at birth.  Children of the home […]

Birth Announcements: Churchill-/-Andriana-/-Balderrama-/-Fletcher

  Becky and Michael Churchill of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Wyatt James Churchill at Prowers Medical Center at 1:54pm on Monday, October 19, 2015 with Dr. Korkis attending. Wyatt weighed eight pounds and four ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents are Edna and Darell Bradford. ************************ Irma […]

Birth Announcements: Salgado/Jaime/Gersick

  Antonio Salgado Jr. and Laura Salgado of Lamar, CO announce the birth (no October date listed) of their son Antonio Salgado III at Prowers Medical Center with Christian Korkis attending. Antonio weighed six pounds at birth. Children of the home include Angel, Felicia, Kiana and Kiara. Grandparents include Maria and Primotivo Casillas and Tony […]

New Helicopter Services Made Available for Prowers Medical Center

Prowers Medical Center hospital staff and the general public were given a view of the new helicopter being used by PMC and several other southeast Colorado hospitals under the Care Connect program. Care Connect is a division of REACH Air Medical Services which will provide air ambulance service to rural areas in this part of […]

Court Reinstates Portner’s Hospital Privileges

Dr. Barry Portner has been informed that the dismissal of hospital privileges by the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has been overturned by a conditional Pueblo Court ruling. Portner said 10th Judicial Court Judge Scott Epstein ordered a stay on the hospital board’s vote taken during their June 24 meeting. Portner added that the […]

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 […]

Prowers Medical Center Executes Disaster Plan for Multi-Vehicle Accident

The multi vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, June 10, on Highway 287 south of Lamar resulted in numerous injuries and loss of life.  The majority of the injured were taken by local Lamar/County Fire and Ambulance services to the Prowers Medical Center emergency room.  Medical staff responded to care for the injured on several […]

Birth Announcement: Garcia

  Pedro and Sanjuana Garcia of Mexico announce the birth of their son, Jonathon Alexander Garcia on May 26, 2015 at 4:15pm at Prowers Medical Center with Dr. Kunhardt attending.  Jonathon weighed nine pounds and 5.2 ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth.  Children of the home include Leahanna P. Garcia.  Grandparents are […]

PMC Holds Election of Officers, Rain Delays Construction

The move to maintain the Prowers Medical Center board of directors in their same positions as last year was approved by unanimous consent during Wednesday’s monthly meeting.  Julie Branes will remain chairman and Ron Farmer as vice-chair with Connie Brase as secretary-treasurer and Amber Rider as recording secretary.  Attorney Joseph Bower was retained for another […]

Birth Announcement: Wilhoit

  Logan and Katelyn Wilhoit announce the birth of their son, Morgan Timothy Wilhoit at 8:32pm on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Prowers Medical Center with Dr. Kunhardt in attendance.  Morgan weighed eight pounds and five ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Children at home include Scott Riley Wilhoit.  Grandparents are Mark […]

PMC Home Health Care Department Receives Zero Deficiency Rating from State Health

For most of us, it’s a situation of having to go to the hospital, not wanting to.  The sooner your hospital visit is over and you’re back at home, the better you’ll feel and often times, recuperate more quickly.  The Home Health Agency at Prowers Medical Center is dedicated to making sure you receive the […]

Lamar Rotary Gains New Member

    Dr. James Smith, general surgeon at Prowers Medical Center for the past two years, was inducted into the Lamar Rotary during a luncheon service at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, Thursday, April 23. Smith, aside from his professional services at PMC, has over fourteen years of service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps […]

Focus on Finances at PMC Board Meeting

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors held their first monthly meeting since the official groundbreaking ceremony was held, April 13, for their 18 month, $12M renovation project.  The directors approved a modification to the Parkview Memorial Hospital affiliation agreement, limiting the contract to one year, renewable annually, instead of an open-ended schedule.  Parkview will […]

Jeans and Greens, the Perfect Prescription for the PMC Foundation Fundraiser

The Jeans and Greens dance and auction banquet held by the Prowers Medical Center Foundation was a social and financial success.  Foundation director, Susan Lamont, said 133 persons attended the event with 160 tickets sold, plus some arrivals at the door this past Saturday, April 18, held in the Empire Room at the RodeWay Cow […]