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PMC Board Election Results Made Official

PMC Board Election Results Made Official

  The results from the May 3rd Prowers Medical Center, Board of Directors meeting are official, according to a press release from Miranda Fisher, Designated Election Officer at the hospital.  Unofficial results were available the day following the election, but were not final until absentee ballots were received and certified by May 11th. Norman Arends […]

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

  (Lamar, CO) May 4, 2022 – The Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election was conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. “Unofficial” results are in as we wait for the absentee ballots associated with the Uniformed And Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These ballots must be received by May 11th. An “official” […]

PMC Board Candidate Forum

PMC Board Candidate Forum

  Voters in the Prowers County Hospital District will cast their ballots for two Prowers Medical Center board members from the eight candidates vying for office.  The election will be held May 3rd.  The term of office is three years.  Norm Arends, the candidate for a one-year term on the board was not opposed. Five […]

Prowers Medical Center is Rebuilding Staff

Prowers Medical Center is Rebuilding Staff

  Karen Bryant, Prowers Medical Center CEO, briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on the recent success in hiring new providers for the hospital, “We’re developing a new provider base in the clinic and we’re successful with this process.”  Bryant said PMC hired two local individuals as nurse advanced practice providers and Dr. Rebecca Cisneros, a […]

Provider Addition to Prowers Medical Center Clinic-PRESS RELEASE

Provider Addition to Prowers Medical Center Clinic-PRESS RELEASE

(Lamar, CO) December 27, 2021 – Prowers Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of three (3) Providers to our Family Medicine and Women’s Health Care Team! Sandra (Sandy) Summers, DNP, a friendly and familiar face to the community, has joined the Health Care Team at Prowers Medical Center Clinic. She joins us as […]

New MRI Unit Arrives at Prowers Medical Center

New MRI Unit Arrives at Prowers Medical Center

  The long-awaited MRI unit, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, arrived at Prowers Medical Center this past Tuesday, November 16th.  Amber Rider, Project Manager for Prowers Medical Center, provided a detailed tour of the new offices and suites that will accommodate the 10,000-pound imaging unit and associated equipment.   MRIs help providers diagnose various diseases and injuries, […]

Service Line Update for Prowers Medical Center

Service Line Update for Prowers Medical Center

Press Release (Lamar, CO) October 28, 2021 – On August 30, 2021, the Colorado Board of Health passed an emergency rule that requires licensed health care facilities to develop and implement a policy and procedure to ensure 100% of their employees, direct contractors, and support staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As a health care facility, […]

PMC Board Hosts Special Meeting on Vaccine Mandates

PMC Board Hosts Special Meeting on Vaccine Mandates

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors heard from over 100 callers and in-person attendees during a special meeting September 29th, held to receive comments and questions from the audience regarding vaccine and health guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado Department of Health. The majority of residents, […]

Letter to the Editor:  To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

Letter to the Editor: To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

    9/30/2021 As you are aware, the State of Colorado Board of Health issued a statewide mandate requiring the vaccination of all hospital employees. The Board of Directors of Prowers Medical Center never issued such a mandate and had no plans of ever doing so. Last night, a board meeting was held to discuss […]

Birth Announcements: Hernandez-/-Zavala-/-Balderrama-/-Garcia

Birth Announcements: Hernandez-/-Zavala-/-Balderrama-/-Garcia

  Angelina Downing and Christian Hernandez of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Noah Rey Hernandez at 4:30am at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, December 14, 2020 with Dr. Coleman attending. Noah weighed seven pounds and six ounces and was 19 ½ inches in length at birth. Grandparents: Alicia Downing, Rob Devoter, Jenny […]

Addition of Providers to Prowers Medical Center Clinic

Addition of Providers to Prowers Medical Center Clinic

  (Lamar, CO) – October 29, 2020   Prowers Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of two (2) Providers to our Family Medicine Healthcare Team! Dr. Margaret Loewen is making a transition from working full-time in our Emergency Services Department to begin providing patient care in our Prowers Medical Center Clinic on Mondays, […]

PMC Board Notes Virus Impact on Community, Hospital Operations

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors will remain almost the same as before the May, 2020 election. During the board’s monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 27, the motion was made and approved to have Julie Branes serve as chair, Ron Farmer as vice-chair, Connie Brase as secretary/treasurer and Amber Thompson will assume her […]

Health Officials Caution Against Virus Complacency

Health Officials Caution Against Virus Complacency

    The Prowers County Commissioners conducted their regular April 28th meeting via conference call to determine the safest course of action in light of Governor Polis’, Safer-at-Home regulations which went into effect on April 27th. The new regulations suggest an easing of some COVID-19 restrictions which will help open general, non-essential businesses to the […]

PMC Begins New Approach for Provider Recruitment

    The medical profession has long acknowledged varying difficulties in recruiting physicians to rural hospitals and Prowers Medical Center is no different. Karen Bryant, Interim Chief Executive Officer, detailed some new avenues the hospital will take for more positive results when she met with the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, February 25th. “Our recruitment […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

  On Friday, November 29, 2019 at 16:20 hours, a white Ford pickup, driven by 45 year old Chad Hawkins of Lamar with one minor passenger, was northbound on Bent County Road 35. Hawkins failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign located at Bent County Road 35 and Bent County Road […]