“I was very impressed with the professional, courteous and caring attitudes of ALL the nurses and the doctor . . . it is nice to know that we do have caring, knowledgeable professionals available to us when we need them.” –Michelle Morgan, Meeker Resident
The NEW ER is now open at 100 Pioneers Medical Center Drive in Meeker (located just north of the airport; turn opposite the Samuelson True Value off Highway 13)
Pioneers Medical Center’s Emergency Department is a Level IV Trauma Center that is the primary resource for emergency care for local families, businesses and recreational tourists. For more than 60 years, people have counted on Pioneers Medical Center for skilled and compassionate care in treating serious injuries or illness. Pioneers has a team of highly trained Doctors, Registered Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists standing by to treat everything from a heart attack to a broken bone.
Collaborations with leading specialists across the state allow the team at Pioneers to provide an invaluable range of services locally. One example is with stroke. Time is critical during a stroke, and appropriate treatment often determines a patient’s survival and quality of life. Pioneers can use the latest technology to connect remotely to neurologic experts at Swedish Medical Center’s Stroke Telemedicine Program. Our system, nicknamed RANDI, brings the advantage of subspecialty expertise right to your hospital bed.
Traumatic injuries and life-threatening situations also demand immediate, quality medical intervention. The staff in the Pioneer’s Emergency Department is calm under pressure to quickly assess a person’s extent of injuries and triage their treatment needs. Helicopter or fixed-wing transportation – sometimes for multiple critical patients from one accident – is seamlessly orchestrated to make sure patients are stabilized, directed to the most appropriate trauma center and that the necessary medical information is documented and shared for continuity of care.
What Does It Mean to be a Level IV Trauma Center?
According to the American Trauma Society, a Level IV Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide advanced trauma life support (ATLS) prior to transfer of patients to a higher level trauma center. It provides evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic capabilities for injured patients.
Elements of Level IV Trauma Centers Include:
- Basic emergency department facilities to implement ATLS protocols and 24-hour laboratory coverage. Available trauma nurse(s) and physicians available upon patient arrival.
- May provide surgery and critical-care services if available.
- Has developed transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center.
- Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program
- Involved with prevention efforts and must have an active outreach program for its referring communities.
Inpatient Services at Pioneers Hospital
The new hospital at Pioneers Medical Center was built with the patient in mind. Rooms are private, ADA-accessible and flexible to the meet the needs of a patient, whether recovering from trauma or utilizing our “swing bed” program that provides extended skilled nursing care. The improved design also makes it easier for caregivers to quickly and confidently apply the latest healthcare tools, including portable technology, a bariatric lift or isolation air-control technology to prevent infection.
Patients admitted to the hospital can expect quality care from our highly trained team. Pioneers Medical Center regularly ranks in the 90th Percentile for its acute care services compared to similar hospitals across the nation, according to our Press Ganey patient surveys.
The hospital rooms at Pioneers are private and staffed around the clock by Registered Nurses and Patient Care Technicians. Ancillary services such as Laboratory, Radiology, and Respiratory are also available. Pioneers offers a full range of rehabilitation services including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies for those patients requiring rehab services post-surgery, stroke, or cardiac rehab.