PIKEVILLE - On Thursday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pikeville Medical Center hosted the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s fourth Leadership Southeast Kentucky (LSEK) session for the class of 2013.
The event focused on health care and allowed local business leaders to receive free health screenings.
Speakers consisted of several community leaders, including Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford, Pikeville City Manager Donovan Blackburn, Pikeville Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins, Kentucky Power Company’s Manager of External Affairs Brad Hall and Appalachian Pregnancy Center President Kay Hammond.
Deskins welcomed those in attendance and shared PMC’s recent successes, goals and plans for the future.
She recapped the many awards received by PMC during 2012, as a result of the organization’s commitment to live out its mission â€œto provide quality regional health care in a Christian environment.â€
â€œWith much excitement on the horizon, Pikeville Medical Center expects 2013 to be an even more successful year than previous years,â€ Deskins said.
Deskins recognized PMC President and CEO Walter E. May as the visionary behind the hospital’s growth and success.
She ended by saying, â€Pikeville Medical Center will never rest on its laurels...PMC is the organization to which many of you and your families turn for health care, and we strive every day to do our part in making sure they receive the best care possible.â€
PMC Pharmacist Cassee Jones and Gynecological Oncologist Dr. Holly Gallion also spoke during the session, educating the audience on their specific health care specialties.
LSEK is a training and technical assistance program that builds teams of emerging leaders from throughout the region who have assumed leadership roles in their communities, but may not hold established positions.
Participants in the program attend a two-day opening session and eight day-long training seminars during a nine-month period.
The academy curriculum weaves together topics crucial to the development of community such as education, economic development, health care, energy, tourism, government, and banking/finance.
Key leadership skills are integrated into each session.
Participants are encouraged to apply their previous and newly acquired skills throughout the program.
LSEK is the continuation of Leadership Pike County program which has been in existence since 2003.
Source: Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce