If you know me, you know I believe that Prowers Medical Center and the community are united as one — neither can survive or thrive without the other. This means our purpose at Prowers Medical Center is to best serve the Lamar and surrounding communities in any way that we can. As your local medical center, we are honored to be your go-to resource for healthcare services, which is why we are constantly finding new ways to better ourselves and better serve those who need our assistance.
Now that we’re more than halfway through 2019, it’s important for me to reflect and evaluate what we’ve been doing for our neighbors, family and friends. So far, we’ve stayed on track for the goals we set for ourselves this year, and I’m proud to report that our commitment to provide excellent healthcare services only continues to grow and strengthen.
We now have full-scope orthopedic surgery offerings, including total joints. Our new Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant Dan Klepacz is scheduled to start July 29, and his addition will allow us to provide full-time orthopedic services to those in our community. He’ll join Dr. Bryan Bomberg, who is our skilled orthopedic surgeon that comes in every other Monday to perform surgeries related to the foot, hip, wrist, shoulder and more for our patients. We’ve spent a significant amount of our budget on new orthopedic equipment in order to reinvest in our community.
In addition, we’re making progress on the new MRI building, which is planned to house our MRI unit for patient imaging scans. Fundraising for this necessary facility continues, and we’re thankful for those of you who have already supported us in improving patient access to various services, such as laboratory and imaging services. Scheduled to break ground in Spring 2020, the MRI building is now incorporated into the hospital’s Master Site Plan, and therefore, will be a part of the construction project moving forward. The focus of the Master Site Plan is to add a new primary care clinic and specialty clinic in an effort to improve patient flow within the hospital.
We continue our relationship with the University of Colorado Medical School, and we will have two medical students, Sami Hourieh and Hayley Specht, in our clinic over the summer. We’ve invested in these local students by providing scholarships in support of their education, and in return, they’ve committed to come back to Prowers Medical Center to help serve the Lamar community upon completion of their education and training. We look forward to having them join our Prowers family in the upcoming months.
Moreover, we continue to meet our budgetary goals and are ahead of our set budget for the year. We owe the thanks for this accomplishment to you, the wonderful members of our community who choose us time and time again. We know you have a choice when deciding where to go for your healthcare needs, and we’re grateful that you continue to trust our caring and experienced medical staff.
Overall, Prowers Medical Center continues to make every effort we can to provide complete care for our community. Our goal continues to focus on helping the community grow by providing them with the health services they need. Looking forward, we plan to hire more primary care physicians before autumn arrives, and we currently have two set to join our team: Dr. Glenn Gaunt, OB-GYN, and Dr. David R. David, Family Practice.
Your continued support is what allows us to make these advancements in healthcare for our community. So, thank you, for contributing to your good health and our strong community by choosing us as your place for complete, compassionate care.
With warm regards,
Craig R. Loveless