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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 […]

PMC Maintains Current Mill Levy for 2015 Budget

The Prowers Medical Center board of directors voted to maintain the current district mill levy at 2.7 mills for another year. The board is working to finalize the 2015 budget, but decided in favor of keeping it set instead of having to hold a last minute property owners district vote to increase the rate.  Board […]

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, […]

PMC Board Renews Quorum Contract

    “The past two years has made the difference in this decision,” said Candy Ruedeman, Prowers Medical Center board chairman, referring to the new three year agreement the hospital has made with its consulting firm, Quorum Health Resources.  She added that the board and management of the hospital have worked on the renewal contract […]

PMC Prepares for Pink Events for October & Site Expansion Plans

Prowers Medical Center board members are moving forward with building site plans to upgrade various hospital facilities for patients and employees.  The board is researching their best options for securing bonds to finance the overall construction project, estimated at up to $10 million.   The PMC Foundation will also take an active role in securing funding. A […]

PMC Foundation Receiving Grant Funding

Mike Bryant, Prowers Medical Center Foundation Director shared some good news with the PMC board during their August meeting.  A $260,189 grant has been awarded to the PMC Clinic for care of indigent patients.  That was coupled with the news that Prowers Medical Center had been awarded a Colorado DOLA grant for $350,000 to help […]

Prowers Medical Center Annual Board Meeting, Wednesday May 22

Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors Annual Meeting May 22, 2103, 6pm   I       Call to Order – 6pm  II     Annual Meeting Agenda Items         a. Legal Counsel Designation         b. Date & Location of Board Meetings         c. Notice of Meetings         d. Designation of Official Notification         e. Election of Officers: Chairman/Vice-Chairman/Secretary-Treasurer & […]

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 […]

Loveless Confirmed as New PMC CEO, Board Cancels Contract with Billing Firm

Unhappy with its general customer service performance, Prowers Medical Center ended the agreement with the current billing agency and opted for one which will be able to provide more localized service, as well as itemized statements.  Board members agreed with CEO Craig Loveless, stating during the monthly board meeting, Wednesday, July 25, that in order […]

Prowers Medical Center Annual Meeting (part 2)

Editor Note: The following is the second half of a two part article reporting on the  annual Prowers Medical Center, Board of Director meeting on May 23, 2012.  The first article was made available online on May 24. Improving communications among hospital staff and in the community on several levels was stressed during the annual […]

PMC – Notice of Annual Meeting/Wyatt Replacement to be Selected

New Line Up for PMC Board of Directors Ronnie Farmer, newly elected member of the Prowers Medical Center board of directors, will receive his oath of office during the hospital board’s annual meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 23. The meeting agenda lists that an appointment to the board to replace the position left vacant by Andy […]

Change is on the Way for PMC

Events are transpiring that may offer a new direction for Prowers Medical Center in Lamar and those changes may have an impact on the future health care for the community.  Pending the outcome of the May 8 election, the hospital will have two new members on the Board of Directors, and may see a bond […]

PMC Board Candidates Discuss Dollars and Sense at Public Forum

  While all six PMC board of director candidates recognized the need for some form of expansion at the hospital to accommodate an outpatient rehabilitation facility, most stated their dissatisfaction with a lack of specifics on the proposed renovations and expansion to warrant the $5million bond issue which goes before the voters on May 8. […]