Pioneer Medical HospitalAcute Care

As a critical access hospital, Pioneer Medical Center has 25 acute care beds to meet the community’s acute care needs.  The PMC has highly trained nursing and medical staffs dedicated to meeting a variety of acute medical needs.  Although no one looks forward to an overnight stay in a hospital, PMC staff strives to make your stay as comfortable as possible.  Our staff delivers high quality, personalized care to each of our patients.

Swing Bed/Skilled Care

At Pioneer Medical Center, patients who no longer require acute services but are in need of additional short term rehabilitation and/or skilled nursing care may be eligible for swing bed services. This service is important for those patients who require additional monitoring, testing or observation for their care. A physician referral is required for admission to swing bed/skilled care and patients must meet certain Medicare requirements.  Patients admitted to skilled care at PMC are transferred from acute care services at PMC or another health care facility.

If you have questions about acute or swing bed/skilled services, please call the PMC Director of Nursing at (406) 932-4603.PMC Lab-Radiology

Laboratory Services

The Pioneer Medical Center’s Laboratory offers many general laboratory tests including complete blood counts, comprehensive metabolic panels, thyroid testing and prostatespecific antigen (PSA) testing.  PMC uses Billings Clinic as a reference lab for testing that is not performed internally.  The PMC also offers random drug and breath alcohol testing for various companies by appointment only.  Random testing is conducted on Tuesday through Thursday.  The laboratory’s hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Laboratory staff is on call after hours for emergency and clinic support.

Radiology Services

PMC Lab-RadiologyThe Pioneer Medical Center’s Radiology Department uses state-of-the-art imaging equipment that is managed by board certified Radiologic Technologists and Radiologists resulting in accurate and safe diagnoses.  This is one way PMC fulfills our mission of excellence in patient care.  Listed below are the services we offer in radiology:

  • Computed Tomography (Cat Scan)
  • Mobile Ultrasound
  • General radiography
  • Electrocardiograms

The radiology department’s hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Radiology staff is on call after hours for emergency and clinic support.  If you have questions about Laboratory or Radiology Services, please contact PMC’s Laboratory/Radiology Manager at (406) 932-4603.

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