Inpatient Services at Pioneers Hospital

Our hospital was built with the patient in mind. Rooms are private, ADA-accessible and flexible to 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.

Staff testimonial:

“The staff here pours its heart into everything we do. We rely on and trust each other 100%. And, that camaraderie makes such a difference when we need to quickly and seamlessly come together to care for a patient in crisis.”

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing allows physicians to detect problems, gather information to make better medical decisions, monitor disease progress or remission, and identify areas of concern while disease is preventable or most treatable.

Pioneers Medical Center offers diagnostic services through its radiology, laboratory and cardiopulmonary departments. This includes X-rays, CT or CAT scans, ultrasounds, blood testing, bodily fluid testing, biopsy, diabetic monitoring, and pulmonary function and cardiac stress testing.

Diagnostic test results can be reported to any physician, which allows patients to utilize Pioneers Medical Center regardless of the location of the ordering doctor or treatment facility. This is especially convenient for patients requiring pre-appointment diagnostics or ongoing monitoring, since it will save time and prevent unnecessary trips to out-of-town locations.

For example, these services allow women to obtain their mammograms and hormone testing without wasting hours of drive time; men to stop in for blood work to test PSA or cholesterol levels without having to take a day off work; children to get their wellness check-ups and immunizations without missing school; and seniors to receive screenings and annual exams close to home and by people they know and trust.

Radiology and laboratory tests are reviewed and interpreted by physicians with Mountain Radiology or Pathology Associates of Glenwood Springs.


Over the past several years PMC has invested in digital equipment that has enhanced our radiology services. The PMC Radiology/Imaging Department features advanced imaging techniques including:

  • Computed Tomography (CT) scans
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital Mammography
  • General radiology services
  • Bone Density scans (DEXA)
  • MRI (weekly)
  • Echocardiograms

Our technologists are certified, ensuring optimal quality.MCP-2042 Pioneers Medical Center imaging_1800x900


7:30 a.m. To 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
After-hour coverage is provided on an on-call basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Pioneers partners with Mountain Radiology, Glenwood Springs, and their radiologists to oversee the readings, and report their professional interpretation to the physician. Note that patients will receive a separate bill from “Mountain Radiology” for radiology interpretation services

Radiology Location

Pioneers Medical Center
100 Pioneers Medical Center Way
(970) 878-9269


Our lab at Pioneers is a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) certified facility. The PMC laboratory staff are certified Medical Technologists and Medical Laboratory Technicians who have credentials from A.S.C.P. (American Society for Clinical Pathology).

Laboratory personnel perform a multitude of tests:

  • General chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Blood banking/transfusion medicine
  • Urinalysis
  • Coagulation

Our laboratory also provides drug-screening services for companies striving for a Drug-Free workplace as well as for employers maintaining compliance with Department of Transportation regulations. Additional laboratory services are provided through Roaring Fork Valley Pathologists. Patient test results are confidentially forwarded to your physician for interpretation.

Lab Hours

7:30 a.m. To 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
After-hour coverage is provided on an on-call basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services.

Drug Screening Hours

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Lab Location

Pioneers Medical Center
100 Pioneers Medical Center Way
(970) 878-9279


The Cardiopulmonary Team at Pioneers Medical Center is comprised of registered and certified respiratory therapists dedicated to the preventative and restorative health needs of our pulmonary and cardiac patients.

In addition to being credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care and licensed by the State of Colorado, each member of the Cardiopulmonary Team is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Life Support.

Under the direction of the Cardiopulmonary Manager and Medical Advisor, PMC’s respiratory therapists use state-of-the-art equipment to manage breathing for emergency/trauma patients, asthma sufferers, those with chronic lung disease, newborns and critical care patients requiring ventilator support.

In addition to our comprehensive inpatient care we offer diagnostic testing such as:

  • EKG’s (electrocardiograms)
  • 24 hour holter monitoring
  • Cardiac event monitoring
  • Cardiac stress tests
  • Echocardiograms and stress echo imaging
  • Sleep studies/polysomnography
  • Pulmonary lung function testing
  • Phase II cardiac rehabilitation
  • Asthma education

PMC respiratory therapists are also involved in community education, offering adult and teen tobacco cessation and education classes, visiting community schools with information on tobacco and asthma education, and providing pulmonary screening testing at the 9 Health Fair.


8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Respiratory Therapists are on-call evenings and weekends, providing 24-hour coverage.


Pioneers Medical Center
100 Pioneers Medical Center Way
(970) 878-9276

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