Jay Landon Stiltner, son of Jodi and Derek Dewayne Stiltner Jr., born May 18; weight: 6 lbs., 12 oz.


Noah Samuel Caines, son of Samantha and James Caines, born May 18; weight: 7 lbs., 4 oz.


Mayson Bailey Thomas, daughter of April and Eric Thomas, born May 17; weight: 5 lbs., 12oz.


Jerrica Kate Flannery, daughter of Jessica and Jerrod Flannery, born May 16; weight: 7 lbs., 3 oz.


Karena Kae-lee Huff, daughter of Misty and Robert Huff, born May 16; weight: 6 lbs., 5 oz.


Karson Kae-den Huff, son of Misty and Robert Huff, born May 16; weight: 7 lbs., 15 oz.


Braylon Michael Potter, son of Abigail Epling and Ernest Potter, born May 16; weight: 8 lbs., 10 oz.


Serana Florence Marie King, daughter of Barbara and Jordan King, born May 16; weight: 8 lbs.


Paetyn Briar Hope Slone, daughter of LaKeshia Lovely and Wheeler Eric Slone, born May 16; weight: 6 lbs., 15 oz.


Greyson Henry Carroll, son of Savannah and Richard Dudley Carroll, born May 15; weight: 7 lbs., 14 oz.


Gabriel Thomas Neal Justice, son of Kellie Borders and John Justice, born May 14; weight: 7 lbs., 2 oz.


Shelby Lynn McKinney, daughter of Andrea and Dwight McKinney, born May 13; weight: 5 lbs., 1 oz.


Jon Steele Pack, son of Brittany and Jonathan Pack, born May 13; weight: 5 lbs., 4 oz.


Brayden Lee Farmer, son of Christy McKinney and Jeremy Farmer, born May 12; weight: 7 lbs., 2 oz.


Paislee Grace Belcher, daughter of Jessica and Bryan Belcher, born, May 12; weight: 8 lbs.


Isabella Rayne Collins, daughter of Sonya and Matthew Collins, born, May 12; weight: 7 lbs., 13 oz.


Jaylin Rhiann Brook Epling, daughter of Corina Miller, born, May 12; weight: 7 lbs., 1 oz.


Audriana Grace Swiney, daughter of MaKayla and Zachary Swiney, born, May 11; weight: 6 lbs, 8 oz.


Aubree Rhiannon Perkins, daughter of Kari Brown and Matthew Perkins, born, May 11; weight: 6 lbs., 1.3 oz.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jerry Bruce Goodson, 75, of Jenkins, passed away May 23. Funeral, May 26. Burial, Cable Cemetery.


Robin Shepherd, 46, of Hueysville, passed away May 21. Funeral, May 26, Hueysville Church of Christ, Hueysville. Burial, John Henry Hale Cemetery, Hueysville.


Eric Ron “Pewatt” Shepherd, 45, of Hueysville, passed away May 19. Funeral, May 23 at Saltlick Community Baptist Church, Hueysville. Burial, Shepherd Family Cemetery.


Phyllis Senters, 74, of Stanville, passed away May 21. Funeral, May 24 at Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.


Offie Kay Parsons, 53 of Grethel, passed away May 22. Funeral, May 25. Burial, Family Cemetery, Teaberry.


Paul “Chico” Newsome, 72, of Virgie, passed away May 19. Funeral, May 24. Burial, Joe Trivette Cemetery, Jonancy.


Dorothy Ann Little, 72, of Adrian, Mich., formerly of Melvin, passed away May 19. Funeral, May 25 at Caney Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.


“PeeWee” Otis Gooslin, 67, of McCarr, passed away May 16. Funeral, May 21 at Faith Mission Church. Burial, Second Family Cemetery, McCarr.


Lucille Rowe, 72, of Lookout, passed away May 22. Funeral, May 26. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.


Ruhama Elizabeth Vipperman, 82, of Phyllis, passed away May 15. Funeral, May 20 at Edo Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Varney Cemetery, Kimper.


Willard Ernest Morrison, 84, of Pikeville, passed away May 17. Funeral, May 20 at Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Bent Ridge Cemetery, Meta.


Margie Marie Hicks, 56, of Garrett, passed away May 20. Funeral, May 25, Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, Garrett. Burial, Sam Duncan Cemetery, Hueysville.

Friday, May 26, 2017

PIKEVILLE — Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said the passing of Pamela Todd May will have a ripple effect far beyond the boundaries of eastern Kentucky.


“Her heart, her intellect, her passion for this community and her ability to apply herself as she did for the service to others, there are very few people like her in the world,” Gov. Bevin said.


May, 64, passed away on May 14, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Pikeville.


Gov Bevin said the full effect of her life is beyond measure and will only be known in the months ahead,” he added.


Gov. Bevin met privately with the family on Wednesday, offering his heart-felt sympathy for her loss.


“Her life, an extraordinary one at that, ended way too soon,” he said.


May served as PMC legal counsel for the past 31 years and served for 12 years on the board of trustees for the University of Kentucky.


U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell said he was saddened to hear about the passing of May.


“She was well respected in Pikeville and around the Commonwealth for her work in the legal community. Pam dedicated her talents to Pikeville Medical Center and the University of Kentucky, two institutions that will miss her skill and dedication. Elaine and I send our deepest condolences to her husband, Walter, her children, and the entire May family.”


She was born April 7, 1953, in Madisonville, daughter of Pasquina S. Todd and the late Phillip E. Todd.


Local Attorney Ira E. Branham said the bar association has lost a true professional in May.


“Over the years, I had numerous encounters and she did what any lawyer should do, she represented her clients vigorously, zealously and intelligently.”


May was a graduate of Morehead State University and University of Kentucky College of Law. She founded and ran one of the most respected law firms in the state. She praised her staff of her law firm for all their loyalty and hard work, especially her dear friend Jackie Coleman.


In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Walter E. May, president and chief executive officer at PMC; her daughter Andrea (William B.) Robinette Lowe, son Phillip (Raabia W.) Anthony Todd Robinette, and grandson William Anthony Bodie Lowe, all of Pikeville. She is survived by her sister Patricia T. Bausch of Jacksonville, Fla., nieces Mary Kathrine Bausch and Andra Bausch, and nephew Zachary Thomas.


Visitation was held this past Tuesday and Wednesday in the PMC Chapel.


Funeral services were held Thursday at First Baptist Church, Pikeville. Burial followed in Johnson Memorial Park.


Pallbearers were William Lowe, Erich Blackburn, Ronald L. Lester, Joshua J. Owen, H. Ryan Altman and Seth E. Fawns.


Honorary pallbearers were Jacquelin Coleman, Angela L. Epling, Della M. Cole, Cynthia Casebolt, Shirley Justice, Belinda J. Prater, Terrie K. Prater, Genese L. Justice, Jessica G. Helvey, Sharon K. Skeens, Angela D. Hatfield, Katherine M. Slusher, Rachael D. Watts, Miranda D. Click, Juanita Deskins, Dr. Fadi Al Akhrass, Joe Dean Anderson, Debbie Blackburn, Ron Burchett, David Collins, Dennis Halbert MD, Hobart Clay Johnson, John LaBreche, Clint Martin, Alex Poulos MD, Jo Nell Robinson, Mary R. Simpson PhD, Lacy Puckett, Burlin Coleman and Judith Hinkle.


Arrangements were under the direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home in Pikeville.


Friday, May 19, 2017

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center Chief Operating Officer and President of the Board Walter E. May has announced that Donovan Blackburn has been hired as Assistant CEO for the hospital.


Blackburn will begin his duties at a date to be announced soon, but no later than 60 days from this past Monday.


May says Blackburn’s experience and success as Pikeville City Manager make him uniquely qualified for the position.


“Pikeville Medical Center’s mission to provide world-class, quality health care in a Christian environment has led us to unprecedented growth,” May said. “Donovan has had great success shepherding the growth of our city. We’ll be looking forward to him eventually having an equally impressive impact on Pikeville Medical Center.”


Blackburn says the decision to accept the position was one of the most important he has ever made.


“I’ve been fortunate to serve the City of Pikeville for more than 13 years, and I am proud of the growth our city has enjoyed,” Blackburn said.


“This is a new challenge for me, but in many ways, I know I will still be affecting our region’s economy. Pikeville Medical Center is a primary contributor to our quality of life. It contributes to our tax base and, of course, ensures that our people receive the best medical care available. I’m eager to work with Mr. May and will do everything within my ability to serve both the hospital and the community,” he added.


Blackburn tendered his resignation to the Pikeville City Commission on Monday. His last day with the city will be announced soon.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently recognized its fifth DAISY Award winner, Jennifer Adkins. The DAISY Award is a national initiative that recognizes extraordinary nurses for the work that they do for patients and families each day.


“Jennifer exemplifies the professionalism of the Pikeville Medical Center nursing staff by providing compassionate care to our patients,” praised PMC Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins.


PMC Assistant Vice President of Patient Services Jeanette Sexton said she was very proud to have Jennifer be a part of the women’s and children’s staff.


“She strives to go above and beyond every day with all patients and their families,” Sexton added.


Adkins, a registered nurse who works in the Labor and Delivery department, has been a PMC employee for 20 years. When Adkins began employment with PMC, she was a registrar in Central Registration. While employed at PMC, Adkins has obtained her Associate’s degree in nursing and, with that, became a registered nurse in 2009. Adkins, who resides in Shelbiana, was selected from a group of several nominees and was honored during a surprise ceremony at the hospital on May 5.


“Jennifer exemplifies this award daily,” added PMC Women’s Services Director Tondra Blevins. “She is everything a nurse is supposed to be; caring, compassionate, dedicated, comforting, friendly, sympathetic, kind, thorough and the list goes on and on. With the DAISY Award, Jennifer was named the Labor and Delivery Nurse of the Year in 2015 and again this year.”


Surrounded by her peers and nursing administrators, Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins presented Adkins with The DAISY Award for her outstanding contributions.


She was nominated for the award for the exceptional care she provided to an obstetrics patient at PMC.


Jennifer was one of the first nurses I met when I was admitted. She was so friendly and caring that it was obvious for anyone to see. When they took me back for my C-section she was in there the entire time assuring that me, along with my husband, were both okay. She talked to us both through the process to keep us updated and comfortable with the situation. When my daughter was born, she was willing to take our first family picture. Once I was taken back to the room she checked on me, my husband and our family very frequently. She made us all feel so welcome and good about being there. She made me so comfortable with every situation that comes with being in the hospital. She was more than helpful with every question that we asked. The next two days, while being in the hospital, she checked on us and our baby every chance she could. We got someone to pick up flowers and chocolate for Valentine’s Day for her from us, because it was the least that we could do with everything she had done for us. When I got moved to the opposite side after having my daughter the saddest part was knowing that she wasn’t going to be able to follow us and be our nurse over there. I love that she made the experience so fun and enjoyable along with making my family feel so welcome and a part of the process. She made my husband feel as though he was a parent too and not just the patient/ parents family that was there. I truly hope that she will be my nurse every time I have an OB experience.


“I am honored and in awe to receive this prestigious award,” said Adkins. “I am blessed to have cared for such a sweet family.”


PMC also recognizes Elizabeth Anderson, Intensive Care Unit, Pam Campbell, Intensive Care Unit, and Wendi Smith-Justice, Surgical Unit, who were nominated for this prestigious award.


 To nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award® online, go to www.pikevillehospital.org/nominateanurse/.

Author Name: 
Melinda Goodson
Friday, May 19, 2017

We cannot be born a Christian. We have to be born again (John 3:5,7). “Born from above” is what that really means. Jesus said, “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven we have to be converted.”


To be converted means to be changed, to let Christ come into our heart and satisfy that longing we have.


There was an empty place in my life before I was converted and I did not know why.


To be free from our hang ups we need Christ to help us: Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:38), Christ stands ready to give hope to everyone.




~ PMC Chaplain Kaminski Robinson may be reached at 606-218-3969 or by e-mail at: kaminski.robinson@pikevillehospital.org.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its nearly 3,300 employees during National Hospital Week held May 7-13.


This particular week on the calendar means that PMC employees were treated to lunch, gifts and special recognition.


“During hospital week we honor the nearly 3,300 employees that make PMC special. PMC employees demonstrate dedication, teamwork and some of the best work ethic that can be found anywhere,” PMC Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins said.


“This year our theme for National Hospital Week was ‘We Love PMC’s Employees,’” PMC Human Resources Project Manager Liz Gunnell said. “Through collaboration between Human Resources, Public Relations, Food and Nutritional Services and Management, we were able to provide gifts, prizes, and free meals for all our employees.”


“It’s about giving back to the employees to thank them for everything they do for the patients all year long,” PMC Public Relations Event Administrator Patty Thompson said. “Anything we can do to put a smile on their face is what Hospital Week is all about.”


The week kicked off on Sunday with cookies for the weekend shifts given out by a few of PMC’s Vice Presidents. On Monday, employees enjoyed free oatmeal and toppings in the PMC Restaurant. In fact, every day of Hospital Week, employees were treated to free food items in the PMC Restaurant. Tuesday was free ice cream, Wednesday was free salad bar, Thursday was free popcorn and on Friday employees received a family style BBQ lunch with all the sides and dessert.


“Whether you have been here two days, two months or 40 years, Hospital Week is for you,” Thompson said.


Gift distribution began on Monday and continued throughout the week. This year, every employee was given a new PMC lunch tote and a cup with straw. And to the delight of everyone, each employee then got to order their choice of a new PMC polo or long-sleeved quarter zip pullover.


A new event was added to Hospital Week this year, the PMC Wellness Fair, planned by Caitlin Smith, PMC Wellness Coordinator. During this event, free health screenings and prizes were offered exclusively to employees. The screenings offered were glucose, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), flexibility test, skin assessment and foot screenings.


“I was very excited to plan the first Wellness Fair, and I was pleased with the overall participation,” said Smith. “I was thrilled with the enthusiasm PMC employees seem to have around the idea of wellness and their reactions to some of the new components we introduced during Hospital Week.”


Some of these new wellness components include signage in the PMC Restaurant displaying the nutritional information of items served, a new outdoor break area on the 6th floor of May Tower and new signage in all the stairways and next to the elevators of the Clinic Building encouraging people to take the stairs.


Also, available to employees at the Wellness Fair was information about the HMR weight loss program, the ZO Skin Health products available on Clinic 10, chaplain services and smoking cessation. To register for the prizes participants had to visit five or more stations to be eligible. Wellness prizes included 20 YMCA monthly memberships, wellness bags, glucometers, workout gear, ZO Skin Health products and a Fitbit.


“Planning Wellness Wednesday was a great learning experience and I hope next year’s Hospital Week wellness events will be even better,” said Smith.


Each and every day, multiple winners were drawn to win prizes. These included movie passes from the Riverfill 10, gas cards from Double Kwik, massage certificates from Pur Lux in Harold, Texas Roadhouse gift certificates and Food City gift cards.


On Friday, grand prize winners were announced. Employees won prizes including Kings Island tickets, Cincinnati Zoo passes, Hidden Mountain Resort gift certificate, Great Wolf Lodge gift certificate, Gatti’s gift cards, Camden Park tickets, Dollywood passes, Cincinnati Reds tickets, Pikeville Zipline passes, Pikeville River Kayak passes and a big screen TV.


The big screen TV winner was Christopher Meadows in Plant Operations.


“Our staff always places emphasis on our patients through all facets of care, so we wanted to go above and beyond this year to place the emphasis on our employees throughout the week,” said Gunnell.


“In all my 23 years of service to PMC, I have never been part of a Hospital Week this big and amazing,” said Thompson.


For more information about Pikeville Medical Center, please visit www.pikevillehospital.org or call 606-218-3500.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, May 19, 2017

LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Music Educators Association holds the State Concert Band Performance Assessment each May at Comstock Hall at the University of Louisville School of Music. Bands from across the Commonwealth, including Pikeville High School, perform in this prestigious event.


To qualify, participating bands must receive a distinguished rating at one of the state’s district concert band assessments. In April, the Pikeville Wind Band received unanimous distinguished ratings from a panel of three adjudicators at the KMEA District Nine assessment. KMEA’s District Nine encompasses the KHSAA 14th and 15th regions.


Based upon the decision of the judges, the Pikeville Wind Band was awarded a Distinguished rating. This is the first statewide distinguished rating garnered by the Pikeville High School band program and one of only two distinguished ratings ever awarded within KMEA District Nine history. The second distinguished was also earned at this year’s assessment by the Letcher County Central High School Wind Ensemble.


Bands are judged in seven categories: tone quality, intonation, interpretation, technique, rhythm, balance, and overall factors. Unlike a competition where groups compete against one another, an assessment requires that the participating ensembles “compete” against themselves within the context of the national standards of music performance.


The assessment results are decided by a panel of three nationally-known judges reading the printed music while the band is simultaneously playing the music on stage. It is the decision of the panel to determine how well the band performs based on the composer’s requirements.


Judges do not determine a ranking order, but rather if each band meets the national performance standards required by the music composers. Judges then rate the performance in one of four categories: Distinguished, Proficient, Apprentice, or Novice.


The Pikeville Wind Band performed Festivo by Vaclav Nelhybel, Aria de Chiesa by Alessandro Stradella, and Alligator Alley by Michael Daugherty. The ensemble is conducted by Director of Bands, Dr. Scott Bersaglia.


Bersaglia was hired in June 2012 by Superintendent Jerry Green. Bersaglia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Morehead State University and a Master’s of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied under the auspices of Jerry Junkin. Bersaglia serves on the KMEA State Band Council and is Band Chair for KMEA District Nine.


The state concert band assessment was established by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) in 1979. State records indicate the Pikeville Band has performed twice at the event, once in 1991 and the second in 2017.

Friday, May 19, 2017

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pounded out 11 hits and built a big lead early on while rolling to an 11-3 win over Harlan County in a game played at Davis Park on May 17.


Michael McDonald tripled, scored and drove home two runs as Pikeville moved to 22-6. Nate Brown singled twice and batted in two while Clay Slone collected three hits and scored four times.


Grayson Harris was the winning pitcher.




At Pikeville




HC (9-14)........................…003 000 0 – 3- 9-3


PK (22-6)….........................324 002 x – 11-11-3




WP – Grayson Harris


LP – Cameron Nease


Hitting: Michael McDonald 3b, 1r, 2 RBI; Nate Brown 2-1b, 2 RBI; Clay Slone 3-1b, 4r, Pikeville.




Knott Central……......................7




HINDMAN — Knott County Central pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock off Prestonsburg, 7-3, in a game played on May 16.


Losing pitcher Wes Hager had three hits and drove in one run as the Blackcats fell to 21-8. Bailey Slone had a pair of RBI.




At Hindman




PB (21-8)…............................000 021 0 – 3- 7-2


KC (17-11)….........................000 214 x – 7-10-4




WP – Eric Sexton


LP – Wes Hager


Hitting: Wes Hager 3h, 1 RBI; Bailey Slone 2 RBI, Prestonsburg.






Sheldon Clark…........................5


GOODY — Belfry’s Colton Cross continued his torrid hitting in leading the Pirates to a 15-5 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played at Massey Energy Field on May 15.


Cross, who has went 9-for-10 with six doubles and six RBI, had a two-run double and RBI single and another double as the Pirates improved to 8-19.


Devin Varney had three hits, including a double and drove in two runs to back the pitching of winner Avery Browning. Cameron Catron had a two-run single and added a bunt single and scored.




At Belfry




SC (13-15)…...........................022 100 – 5- 8-3


BF (8-19)….............................302 307 – 15-11-7




WP – Avery Browning


LP – Draylon Stafford


Hitting: Colton Cross 2-2b, 1b, 3 RBI; Devin Varney 2b, 2-1b, 2 RBI; Cameron Catron 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Belfry.




Johnson Central….....................4




PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central used timely hitting and solid pitching to turn back Pikeville, 4-1, in a game played on May 15.


Winning pitcher Trevor May had two hits, including a triple, and drove in one run as the Golden Eagles moved to 24-7. Riley Preece singled and knocked in one run while Geordon Blanton added an RBI.


Tyler Elkins singled and drove home the lone Pikeville run as the Panthers fell to 21-6. Andrew McNamee reached and scored.


Christian Tackett suffered the loss.




At Paintsville




PK (21-6)….............................000 100 0 – 1-4-1


JC (24-7)…..............................112 000 x – 4-8-1




WP – Trevor May


LP – Christian Tackett


Hitting: Tyler Elkins 1b, 1 RBI; Andrew McNamee 1r, Pikeville; Trevor May 3b, 1b, 1 RBI. Riley Preece 1b, 1 RBI; Geordon Blanton 1 RBI, Johnson Central.






Pike Central……....................…1


STONECREST — Prestonsburg’s Scott Stapleton and Ben Welch each doubled and drove home three runs each to power the Blackcats to an 11-1 win over Pike County Central in a game played at StoneCrest Sports Complex on May 15.


Zion Echols had two hits and scored two runs while Wes Hager singled twice and scored as the Blackcats moved to 21-7. Winning pitcher Reece Ison added a pair of doubles.


Evan Coleman suffered the loss as the Hawks fell to 18-14.




At StoneCrest




PC (18-14)…..........................010 000 – 1- 2-4


PB (21-7)….............................054 011 – 11-13-3




WP – Reece Ison


LP – Evan Coleman


Hitting: Scott Stapleton 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Ben Welch 2b, 2r, 3 RBI; Zion Echols 2-1b, 2r; Wes Hager 2-1b, 1r, Prestonsburg.

Letcher Central pitcher Max Baker
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, May 19, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) honored the top 2017 Nurses of the Year with a Nurse of the Year ceremony held on May 8.


“I am grateful to be a nurse here at PMC for over 20 years, and to work with such a great group of nurses. To me, nursing is not a job, but a lifestyle and a calling,” said PMC Chief Nursing Office and Vice President of Patient Services Michelle Rainey. “A great nurse makes self-sacrifices, while listening carefully and offering sympathy to our patients and their families. Our Nurses of the Year were chosen because they demonstrate what it means to be great nurses every day.”


To honor top performers, nominations are submitted from each nursing department for the selection of Nurse of the Year for those respective departments. These nurses are selected based on their hard work and dedication to patients, along with the role they play in the community.


The 2017 Nurses of the Year are:


•Bariatric Center – Amy Kimbler


•Cardiac Cath Lab – John Barrett


•Cardiac Unit – Brittney Arnett


•Critical Care – Brianna Lovern


•Dialysis – Chris Yates


•Emergency Department – Rex Dale Morton


•Endoscopy – Rebecca Bond


•Home Health – Zelma Tackett


•Information Systems – Les Sizemore


•Inpatient Rehabilitation – Judy Callis


•Interventional Radiology – Jason Jude


•Labor and Delivery – Jennifer Adkins


•Leonard Lawson Cancer Center – Brandon Click


•Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Kayla Amburgey


•Newborn Nursery – Keshia Blackburn


•Obstetrics – Michelle Sturgill


•Post Anesthesia Care Unit – Rachel Stevens


•Pediatrics – Kathryn Collins


•Pre-Op – Kristy Dixon


•Standards and Interpretation – Sheila Belcher


•Surgery – Betty Robinette


•5E – Megan Conley


•6E – Stephanie Prater


•7A – Kelly Goff


•7B – Roxie Stacy


•7E – Sonya Ashby


•8A – Sylvia Carrell


•8B – Kortney Coleman


•10M – Rolanda Addis


Winners received name plates to be displayed on Nurse of the Year plaques within their departments as well as certificates and personalized ballpoint ink pens.


“At Pikeville Medical Center, our nurses not only provide world-class quality care, but do so while showing constant compassion and kindness to our patients and their families” PMC Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins praised.


“The 2017 Nurses of the Year exhibit dedication, empathy and a passion for helping others. We want to thank them for their service and for making a difference at Pikeville Medical Center.”


From each departments Nurse of the Year, one Nurse was selected as the 2017 PMC Nurse of the Year.


The 2017 PMC Nurse of the Year is:


•Cardiac Unit – Brittney Arnett


Arnett has been a registered nurse at PMC for five years and is currently a shift supervisor on the Cardiac Unit.


“I am honored to be chosen as the 2017 Nurse of the Year,” Arnett said. “To be chosen from this superior group of nurses is a privilege.”


Rainey praised Arnett for her hard work and dedication to her nursing role.


“It is an honor to work with a wonderful nurse who is so compassionate, loving and dedicated to her patients,” added Rainey. “I would like to personally congratulate Brittney as the Pikeville Medical Center 2017 Nurse of the Year.”


NURSE OF THE YEAR: Pikeville Medical Center announced Brittney Arnett, second from right, as Nurse of the Year. She is pictured with from left: Assistant Vice President of Patient Services Deanna Porter, Chief Nursing Officer, and Vice President of Patient Services Michelle Rainey and Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins.
Medical Leader | Photo by MELINDA GOODSON
Author Name: 
Melinda Goodson
Friday, May 19, 2017