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Pioneers Healthcare Center Foundation

Pioneers Healthcare Foundation, Inc.

Since opening our doors in 1950, Pioneers Medical Center has played an active role in the White River Valley community. As your dedicated healthcare partner, we have a responsibility to go beyond the services we provide at our facility. We also have an obligation to lift up the community and ensure everyone has access to the important treatments and information necessary to maintain optimal levels of health.

We’ve been building meaningful relationships with the community for the past 70 years. When we can help others celebrate life’s joys, we consider it a job well done. Staying healthy and active is crucial to enjoying everything life has to offer in the White River Valley, and PMC wants to be an integral part of helping our community achieve this goal.

Our partnership with the community, along with our purpose of making people feel cared for, was the inspiration behind creating the Pioneers Healthcare Foundation. As the healthcare needs in Rio Blanco County continue to grow, PMC must also grow in order to continue providing the important services our community needs.

The Foundation is an invaluable resource, helping us address challenges such as:

Without the financial resources generated by the Pioneers Healthcare Foundation, it would be extremely difficult for us to meet the healthcare needs of our community.

Pioneers Healthcare Foundation Mission and Vision

The mission of Pioneers Healthcare Foundation is to raise money to provide the healthcare programs, services and equipment that will strengthen our community’s healthcare capacity. This money will ensure we’re able to deliver the highest quality medical services and programs. It will also allow us to establish new programs as they are needed over time, and improve the technology we use with our treatments. In addition to raising the quality of care we provide, these efforts will also provide our community with enhanced access to more cost-effective healthcare.

Illuminate Our Community

The vision of Pioneers Healthcare Foundation is focused on how we, together, have the power to illuminate our community in order to ensure everyone has the ability to maintain optimal levels of health for years to come. The Foundation accomplishes this by providing important resources necessary to:

While the Foundation works closely with Pioneers Medical Center, it is a separate and independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with its own Board of Directors.

2021 Scholarship Opportunities

Pioneers Healthcare Foundation and Pioneers Medical Center are excited to announce the healthcare scholarships to be applied to the 2021/2022 school year. There are six scholarships available to continuing college students, area residents, and/or 2021 graduating high school seniors pursuing an education in healthcare.

Applicants may be required to participate in an interview as part of the application process. During the interview, they will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to their education and their reasons for seeking a career in healthcare.

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, March 1st and are due by 5 pm on Monday, March 15th.

Download 2021 Scholarship Form

Health Programs Supported by the Foundation

In addition to the various health programs offered through or in collaboration with PMC, the Foundation also makes it possible to offer the following programs in our community:

Cancer Screening Fund

Preventative screenings are an important tool in early detection and prevention. The Pioneers Healthcare Foundation Cancer Screening Fund helps provide cancer screenings to uninsured and low income residents. For more information about the program or to see if you qualify for assistance, please contact Rio Blanco County Nursing at 970-878-9525.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is sponsored by Pioneers Medical Center, but is successful because of the volunteers who deliver the meals.

Meals on Wheels is a program to help many of our “shut-in,” elderly and low-income residents to have a nutritious daily meal, and it is provided to Meeker residents who can’t cook for themselves. Residents pay a nominal fee to receive a well-balanced, nutritional lunch delivered to them Monday through Friday. For more information about the program, please contact the PMC Dietary Department at 970-878-9314.

Grow Your Own

The Grow Your Own program is dedicated to developing the workforce for sustainable healthcare. One of the largest challenges rural healthcare faces is the recruitment of staff, and PMC is no exception.

PMC has developed a workforce development program, called “Grow Your Own,” to address this issue. History shows that people that are raised in a rural environment are more likely to return or make career choices in a rural setting.

The objectives of the Grow Your Own Program are to: