QHR Client Pioneers Medical Center Holds New Facility Groundbreaking

Pioneers Medical Center (Meeker, CO) held a groundbreaking for its new 87,365 square foot replacement facility on March 21, 2014.

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"QHR and AHFD's support helped us reach the point we are at today," said Ken Harman, CEO of Pioneers Medical Center.

Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

Pioneers Medical Center (Meeker, CO) held a groundbreaking for its new 87,365 square foot replacement facility on March 21, 2014. The project includes a new 10-bed acute-care hospital, a 30-bed long-term care unit, a 4,000 square foot outpatient rehabilitation unit and a 7,400 square foot rural health clinic.

The total project will cost approximately $47 million and will take 15 months to complete. The project is being funded from reserves, a bank loan, grants and donations. Quorum Health Resources (QHR) subsidiary American Health Facilities Development (AHFD) is the program manager, Davis Partnership (Denver, CO) is the architect for the project and Haselden Construction (Centennial, CO) is the general contractor.

Changes to healthcare delivery models, technology and changing patient needs led Pioneers to build a new facility to support efficient and high-quality care.

The new facility will offer the same services as before, in addition to:

  •     A new pharmacy, designed to allow chemotherapy, infusion treatment and onsite prescription mixing;
  •     A new Pediatric Care Program in the outpatient area of the facility;
  •     Private rooms and a home-like atmosphere in the Walbridge Wing;
  •     Increased handicap accessibility and privacy and safety features; and
  •     A new Meeker Family Health Center with more exam rooms, three procedure rooms and an area dedicated to pediatric patients.

"This is an exciting day for Pioneers Medical Center and for the Meeker community," said Ken Harman, CEO of Pioneers Medical Center. "This groundbreaking marks the beginning of high-quality care as well as new and improved services for our patients."

"QHR and AHFD's support helped us reach the point we are at today," Ken added. "In today's environment, it is tough to get a project designed and in the ground on budget and on schedule. AHFD facilitated all the pieces necessary to help us achieve just that."

"We are proud of our relationship and this project with Pioneers Medical Center," said Mike Mullins, regional vice president of Quorum Health Resources. "Since 2011, AHFD has worked closely with the hospital's executive team and the Board to create a master plan that would serve the hospital well into the future."

Pioneers Medical Center is governed by the Board of Directors of the Eastern Rio Blanco County Health Services District. Board members are elected by the residents of eastern Rio Blanco County.

About QHR (Quorum Health Resources)
QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the market leader in hospital management, serving more than 700 hospitals over the past 3 decades. As a consulting resource, QHR is consistently ranked among the top healthcare consulting firms in the nation, and the QHR Learning Institute reaches nearly 15,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.

About AHFD (American Health Facilities Development)
Based in Brentwood, Tenn., AHFD is a healthcare facilities development firm that offers hospitals a full suite of multidisciplinary planning, operations and program management services. Since 1989, the company has completed more than 675 healthcare planning and construction projects with a combined value of more than $5 billion. AHFD is a subsidiary of Quorum Health Resources (QHR), which has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. For more information, please visit http://www.ahfdllc.com.

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