There's a reason why we're commonly referred to as the "Critical Access Hospital Specialists". Our experience and success in this heavily-regulated industry was acquired first hand. Pioneer obtained the first CAH designation in Mississippi with Lackey Memorial Hospital and soon followed with the conversion of Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen. Today, both facilities continue to be successful and vital elements of their communities. However, the road to success was not paved for us. In the beginning we made our share of mistakes, but with each misstep we gained new insight on how to use the CAH status to the community's advantage.