Pioneers Medical Center is a 90,000-square-foot replacement of a critical-access hospital on the outskirts of rural Meeker, Colo.

The design creates an aesthetic character respectful of the past while providing modern healthcare amenities to the community. The region’s rich ranching, sporting and agricultural traditions influence the visual personality of the facility. The departments include a 30-bed Long Term Care unit, a 10-bed acute care med/surgery department, emergency center, community care clinic, imaging mobile MRI dock, surgery rooms, rehab clinics, a pharmacy, educational space, a lab and laundry room.