Your room assignment at Pioneers Medical Center is based on the level of care you require and the beds available at the time of admission. Your comfort is very important, so we strive to provide you with a room that is clean, and we strive to make your stay as pleasant as possible. During your stay at Pioneers, you will receive around-the-clock nursing care, nutritious meals, expert medical guidance, and linen, television, telephone, and housekeeping.
A call bell is stationed on the wall above your hospital bed and includes a hand-held control. This control can be used to call for nurse assistance by pressing the red button, and it will also power your television. Additionally, your bathroom is equipped with an emergency device that will contact a nurse when you pull the string.
Hospital beds are electrically operated using controls located on the bed rail near the head of the bed. Your nurse will show you how to operate your bed. Please be aware that your hospital bed may be higher and narrower than your bed at home.
Telephones are provided in each room. Your family and friends are welcome to call your room directly, by dialing (970) 878-9 plus your room number. For example, if you are in room 309, your phone number would be (970) 878-9309. To make an outgoing call from your room, you will need to dial 8+1 and then the number. All local calls are free. To make a long distance call, please contact the Nurses Station for assistance.
Dial the last 3 digits of the number.
Patient Financial Services and Billing ext. 792
Facilities Management Department ext. 315
Food Service ext. 173
Nurses Station ext. 292
Administration ext. 770
Outbound & Long Distance Calls: 8 + 1 (area code) + (seven-digit number)
Main Hospital/Operator (970) 878-5047
Meeker Family Health Center (970) 878-4014
Rio Blanco County Social Services (970) 878-9640
Rio Blanco County Public Health & Nursing (970) 878-9520
You are welcome to use your cell phone in your hospital room and outside of the facility.
The controls for your television are located on the same remote used to contact your nurse. The button labeled “TV” controls your on/off, as well as changes the channels. The TV button works on a one-way clicking cycle; meaning once you have “clicked” the TV on, you will have to repeatedly click to find your desired channel and will have to click through all available channels before being able to turn the TV off.
Your nurse and care providers will review your diet options – which are based on the diet your physician has ordered for you – and provide you with a menu that adheres to your prescribed diet. Breakfast items are available from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and a variety of lunch, dinner and snack-type menu items are available for you to order throughout the day. Your visitors are welcome to dine with you and may order a meal for a cost of $7.00. Ask your nurse for a guest menu. Your guest will need to pay for their meal at the cafeteria prior to it being delivered to the patient room. Additionally, while it is primarily designed for hospital employees, the hospital dining area is available for visitors from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Vending Machines containing snacks and beverages are located on the lower level at the bottom of the stairs near the dining room.
As a patient at Pioneers, you can expect: