PRESS RELEASE - Closing of Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick

September 13th, 2017 – Pioneer Health Services is announcing it will be closing Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick.

"As most of you know, Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on March 30, 2016 due to financial hardships,” said Jeanette Filpi, administrator of the Hospital. “Since that time, we have worked diligently to structure a sale of the hospital to maintain viable operations. Unfortunately, our best efforts were unsuccessful and we have no choice but to close the hospital at this time.”

While exploring the sale of the Hospital, the physician recruited in 2016 to lead the Hospital’s clinic submitted his resignation on July the 31st with his final day being September 30th.

Throughout the closing process, the treatment of current inpatients are the top priority for Pioneer Health Services, noted Filpi.

The Hospital closing schedule will be as follows:

  • All acute care patients in the Hospital right now will be cared for on site until they are stable for discharge or transfer.
  • The Hospital’s clinic will continue to see patients already scheduled.
  • Currently scheduled outpatient visits will continue at the Hospital through Friday the 15th of September.
  • The emergency room will be put on diversion.

The Western Virginia EMS Council is seeking an Advanced EMT Instructor for the Roanoke area beginning in September.  For a complete job description, folder click here .

Interested applicants should submit their CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WVEMS is now accepting bids from instructors, Education Coordinators, training centers, ALS Coordinators, EMS agencies, local governments, etc. to offer Category 1 Continuing Education and approved auxiliary courses throughout the region. Thanks to a cooperative opportunity with the Virginia Department of Health Office if EMS, funding is available to pay an hourly rate for qualified 33-hour CE courses, and a per-student payment for approved auxiliary courses.

The Western Virginia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, Inc. paid tribute to its regional EMS personnel for their selfless acts of service at the council's annual awards ceremony, May 23, at the American Legion, Salem, VA.  Regional award winners were nominated by thier peers for thir high level of achievments in the EMS field.  

Recipients of this year's regional awards will have the chance to compete for the prestigious 2017 Governor's EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium's Annual Awards Ceremony, November 12 in Norfolk.  

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