Because of our donors’ generosity, 2015 was a milestone year for Pioneers Healthcare Foundation!
2015 marked the opening of the new Pioneers Medical Center and the Pioneers Healthcare Foundation is proud to have been a partner in this project. The Foundation received more than $800,000 in grants and private donations to invest in expanding your local healthcare services:
Thank you for your support – it makes a difference!
Pioneers Healthcare Foundation & The Kris Borchard Family sponsor scholarships to support a Meeker resident who has successfully completed his or her Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree and is now pursuing a post-graduate level degree in a healthcare-related field. (i.e. Physician, Masters in Nursing in a specialized field, Anesthesiology Assistant, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Pharmacist, etc.). For more information and the current application form, check out our scholarship page.
Fundraising Events Help Support Our Mission
A building’s foundation is built over time, piece by piece. The same is true with a charitable organization. Community members have helped lay the groundwork in the past by supporting individual programs – like Meals on Wheels and the Pioneers Healthcare Foundation (formerly Marvine Ranch) Cancer Screening Fund – and through funding of Pioneers Medical Center as a non-profit hospital. However, the needs in our community continue to grow, ranging from the challenges of recruiting quality healthcare professionals, to the increased demand for home health and support services, to specific wellness or treatment programs to ensure the health of community members.
Pioneers Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to giving back to the Meeker-area community. Please join us May 21, 2016, for our annual Spring Gala Event!.
The Pioneers Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the availability, affordability and quality of healthcare in Meeker and Rio Blanco County.
Some of the specific programs we support include:
Meals on Wheels provides nutritional meals five days a week. Meals on Wheels is an essential community program that serves low-income,
elderly, disabled and ill residents that are not able to cook for themselves. The program relies on donations to sustain its services.
Pioneers Healthcare Foundation (PHF) Cancer Screening Fund provides assistance to our low-income and uninsured community members to receive necessary cancer screenings, such as mammograms. The program is administered in partnership with Rio Blanco County Nursing.
Meeker Streaker Transportation delivers transportation options to the elderly and disabled in the community. It provides a free transportation option for the senior and disabled community to assist with doctors’ appointments, mid-day meals, church and other activities.
Walbridge Wing Activities are an important part of the physical and mental well-being of the residents in the Memorial Walbridge Wing nursing facility. These funds help provide day trips around the area, games, restorative therapy, bingo, and much more.
Grow Your Own is a workforce development program designed to address the workforce shortage of healthcare workers in our community. The program includes scholarships, internships, shadowing days, Certified Nursing Assistant Training and participation in hands-on introductory healthcare camps for youth.
Kris Borchard Strive for Excellence Scholarship is a component in the Grow Your Own program, addressing the need to develop our local physician, nursing and other healthcare talent tool for careers that requires education beyond the undergraduate level.
Capital Improvements, such as equipment, and facility improvements are constant challenges throughout healthcare for continuing and new patient services. The foundation will pursue grant options for many capital investments; however, local matching dollars are often required.
Through the creation of the Pioneers Healthcare Foundation, individuals can continue to support the hospital and its programs under one broader-reach, sustainable organization dedicated to strengthening our community’s healthcare capacity. Additional examples of programs that will benefit from donations made to the foundation include:
- MASH Camps, youth programs to build skills and knowledge in first aid, CPR and First Responder training
- Career fairs, internships and shadowing programs to encourage interest in healthcare careers
- Scholarships for those pursuing careers in healthcare.
- Grants to assist with funding of equipment and health/wellness program development