Pioneers has been a proud member of our community for more than 60 years
Pioneers Medical Center is a community-based healthcare facility focused on building life-long partnerships with our patients to empower them to achieve optimal health. Pioneers Medical Center is The Care You Count On!
Our Vision & Mission
We will be a vital, progressive health care provider, Performing with skill, pride and compassion, Partnering with our growing community and Empowering people to achieve optimal health.
Pioneers’ history began in 1947 when Freeman Fairfield, a former resident of this community, approached the Rio Blanco County Commissioners about establishing a hospital. Mr. Fairfield worked with the Commissioners and a group of local citizens to build a hospital for the Meeker community. Opening its doors in 1950, Pioneers Hospital began offering acute health care and surgical services to the community. Today, Pioneers Medical Center is licensed through the Colorado State Department of Health, and is both Medicare and Medicaid certified. We accept commercial insurance, most health plans, and self-pay.
In 1960, the Walbridge Memorial Convalescent Wing opened its doors for long-term care, made possible through the generosity of Lewis and Adelaide Walbridge. Attached to the north side of the hospital, the Walbridge Wing, with its 33 beds, provides long-term skilled nursing services to its residents. Through the Wing’s rehabilitation services, exercise, and activity groups, each resident’s care is individualized to meet his or her physical, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual needs. The Wing is also licensed by the Colorado State Department of Health, and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans, and private-pay residents.
A wide variety of health care services are delivered through Meeker Family Health Center. The Meeker Family Health Center originated in 1990 as a rural health clinic, and its physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistant, and staff continue to strive to meet our community’s, workers and visitors’ healthcare needs. Visit our Our Providers to locate a specific provider.
Pioneers Healthcare Foundation supports the hospital with its own mission is to raise philanthropic dollars for healthcare programs, services and equipment that will strengthen our community’s healthcare capacity. This will allow for the highest quality medical services and programs. It will as provide new programs and improved technologies, and allow for enhanced access to cost-effective health care.