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07/25/2014
Dr. Chase Reynolds joins Pikeville Medical Center

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Dr. Chase Reynolds, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, to the Heart and Vascular Institute.   Dr. Reynolds received his B. A. in Chemistry at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his M. D. at the University of Louisville more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Back-to-school physicals priority for student athletes

PIKEVILLE — Back-to-school preparation is a top priority for parents and students, especially student athletes. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) requires interscholastic athletes to receive an annual physical examination and also requires the completion of athletic participation and student consent/release forms for student more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Stork Report

Cameron Jacob Keene, son of Crystal and Roger Keene, born July 10, weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Adalyn Faith Alaniz, daughter of Candra Blackburn and Adam Alaniz, born July 10, weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. Chloe Nichole Horn, daughter of Ashley Iricks and more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Dr. Ashby says protect your skin this summer

PIKEVILLE — Long summer days mean extra time spent outdoors, which increases exposure to the summer sun. Although being active outside is a great way to stay healthy in the summer, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) urges everyone to remember the importance of summer skin safety. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Stork Report

Brooklyn Christina Le’Shay Ratliff, daughter of Betty Hensley, born July 1, weight: 5 lbs. Bayleigh Rae Clevinger, daughter of Jennifer Clevinger, born July 3, weight: 7 lbs. , 6 oz. Caney Karlisle Potter, son of Andia and Ryan Potter, born July 3, weight: 8 more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Childhood cancer

Because of advances in treatment over the past few decades, more than 80 percent of children with cancer will survive five years or more. In the 1970s, the five-year survival rate was only 60 percent. There are numerous types of cancers that affect children and these more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast and can invade surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the body. Although this type of cancer is most often found in women, it can also be found in men. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the early blood-forming cells. It is most often found in white blood cells, but it can be found in other blood cell types as well. It is either acute, or fast growing, or chronic, slow growing, and both of these have different treatment options more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Liver cancer

There are several different types of liver cancer, including cancers that start in the liver and cancers that started elsewhere in the body and spread to the liver. Benign liver tumors sometimes grow large enough to cause problems, but they do not invade other tissues or organs. more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Pikeville Medical Center updates photography service

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to announce an expansion of the newborn photography services offered to new families.   Mom365, the largest professional newborn photography company in the United States, has hired two local photographers that PMC patients will be able to utilize for free.   more on this story...  

07/11/2014
PMC welcomes Dr. Del Carpio

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Cardiologist Dr. Cristian R. Del Carpio.   Dr. Del Carpio received his Bachelor of Medicine at San Martin de Porres University School of Medicine and completed a cardiology fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, more on this story...  

07/03/2014
PMC offers new service

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is now offering LSVT BIG therapy to patients suffering from neurological disorders.   This research-based exercise program has been proven to increase balance and flexibility in those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.   Patients suffering from stroke or multiple sclerosis also benefit from the program. more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Pikeville Medical welcomes Pediatrician Bradley Akers

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Pediatrician Dr. Bradley Akers.   Dr. Akers received his medical degree from Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va.   He completed his residency in pediatrics at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, also in Huntington.   more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Pikeville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Muhannad Antoun

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Muhannad Antoun.   Dr. Antoun received his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School in Syria.   He completed his residency in internal medicine at Northside Medical Center in more on this story...  

06/26/2014
PMC parking improved

PIKEVILLE — Due to the recent opening of the new garage at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), valet parking and shuttle services were discontinued on June 20. Patients and visitors are encouraged to utilize the 10-story, 1,162-space parking garage, which allows convenient access to the PMC Clinic more on this story...  

06/26/2014
PMC hosts residency banquet

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center hosted its annual Residency Banquet at the Landmark Inn, Mark V in Pikeville on June 23. The banquet was held in recognition of incoming residents, graduating residents and those who will be moving to their next level of training.   more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Be safe this July 4

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center’s Trauma Services and Emergency Department wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th, urging the public to be smart when celebrating the nation’s birthday. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “In 2012, U. S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated more on this story...  

06/20/2014
PMC helps restore patient’s lifestyle

PIKEVILLE —  At 70 years old, Walter Wilson is an active grandfather of five, who is enjoying life with less pain than ever before thanks to knee replacement surgery performed at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). Dr. Kevin Pugh, PMC Orthopedic Surgeon, performed a partial knee replacement on Wilson in March. more on this story...  

06/20/2014
LIFE-SAVING SURGERY

PIKEVILLE — Sitka resident Charles David Thompson was facing a life and death situation when he was transferred to Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) by helicopter where staff members were ready and waiting for him.   Upon his arrival, PMC’s Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Ghosheh determined Thompson had a ruptured leaking more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Stork Report

Kylee Reese Owens, daughter of Valerie and Joshua Owens, born June 12, weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. AnnDrew Jonathan Thacker, son of Lynessa Kinney and Devon Thacker, born June 12, weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz. Brayton Ryder Blankenship, son of Wendy Schwartz and more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Cardiac Rehab helps transplant patient

PIKEVILLE — In May, Carolyn Adkins of Ivel, Ky. , underwent a heart transplant and, with the help of Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Cardiac Rehabilitation department, has kept her new heart healthy. The Cardiac Rehab department at PMC came highly recommended following Adkins’ surgery and allowed her to take care more on this story...  

06/06/2014
PMC encourages community support of relay

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) invites everyone to participate in Pike County’s Relay for Life. The event will take place on Friday, June 13 at Bob Amos Park from 6pm – midnight. The theme for this year’s relay is “Friday the 13th: No Victims. Only Survivors. ” This celebration more on this story...  

05/30/2014
Free weight loss surgery seminar now online

PIKEVILLE — The process has just gotten easier for individuals who want to improve their health and reclaim their life through weight loss surgery. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) now offers a free online weight loss surgery seminar to allow convenient access to valuable information. The online seminar is being more on this story...  

05/30/2014
PMC welcomes Dr. Rizvon Chaudhary

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center proudly announces the addition of Dr. Rizvon Chaudhary, Nephrologist.   He specializes in kidney disease, diabetic kidney disease, anemia, kidney stone treatment and prevention, dialysis and home dialysis.   Dr. Chaudhary completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his nephrology fellowship at more on this story...  

05/30/2014
Stork Report

Abigail Morgan George, daughter of Kayla and Morgan George, born May 16; weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. Ryleigh Jayden Rogers, daughter of Rebecca Cecil, born May 18; weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. Trevor Douglas Smith, son of Latasha and Bryan Smith, born May 19; weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz. Perry Gene Cressel more on this story...  

05/23/2014
PMC recognizes May as Better Speech and Hearing Month

PIKEVILLE — May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to learn how to recognize early signs of speech disorders.   A helpful tool is the Identify the Signs campaign, a national effort of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Speech, language more on this story...  

05/23/2014
Stork Report

Calliope Raine Reynolds, daughter of Rachelle Slone Reynolds and Jesse Reynolds, born May 14, weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Ryker Jase Belcher, son of Carrie and Lonnie Belcher, born May 14, weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. Kristin Faith Justice, daughter of Ashely and Christopher Justice, born May 13, weight: 7 lbs. more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Free Stroke Awareness Day event planned

PIKEVILLE — In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will host a free Stroke Awareness Day event on Wednesday, May 21, from 10:30 a. m. until 1 p. m. at the East Kentucky Expo Center Plaza, located on Main Street in Pikeville.   The public is encouraged to attend. Those more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Stork Report

Brooklyn Renae Slone, daughter of Breanna and Ryan Slone, born May 4, weight: 9 lbs. 1 oz. Maxwell Rylan Hamlin, son of Jerica and Mark Hamlin, born May 4, weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz. Lacee Harper Oney, daughter of Brittany Bentley and Jonathon Oney, born May 4, weight: 6 lbs. more on this story...  

05/09/2014
PMC receives atrial fibrillation certification

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently received full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. PMC Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist Dr. Michael Antimisiaris said, “We join a select group of hospitals that are Atrial Fibrillation Certified, showing our commitment to state-of-the-art heart care. ”PMC Director of more on this story...  

05/09/2014
PMC welcomes plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Pessa

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Joel Pessa, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing on hand and wrist procedures with more than 30 years of experience in his field. Dr. Pessa joined the hospital on May 1. Dr. Pessa received his medical more on this story...  

05/02/2014
ACCREDITATION RECEIVED: PMC Primary Stroke Center recognized for ‘excellent care’

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Medical Primary Stroke Center recently underwent an on-site review conducted by The Joint Commission (TJC). A leader in health care accreditation, TJC analyzed Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) compliance with standards and certifications and its ability to meet national guidelines.   After a more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Testament to PMC’s ED

PIKEVILLE — Glendia Thompson, 38, of Georgetown, Ky. , lives daily with chronic pancreatitis. The National Institutes of Health defines chronic pancreatitis as “inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve, gets worse over time, and leads to permanent damage. ” Originally more on this story...  

04/23/2014
PREVENTING CANCER: PMC offered free screening

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) held a free prostate and colon cancer screening at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center on Saturday, April 5.   A total of 31 patients were screened, including 29 males and two females. Of the 31 people examined for colon cancer, more on this story...  

04/18/2014
PMC offers new radiation services

PIKEVILLE  — A new service is being performed in the radiation oncology department at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).   Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) is a form of radiation treatment in which targeted radiation is used to kill leftover breast cancer cells after a lumpectomy or mastectomy has been performed.   more on this story...  

04/18/2014
PMC hosts trauma symposium

Pikeville Medical Center hosted a trauma symposium Saturday, April 12 at the Coal Building at the University of  Pikeville. Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Allen W. Brown (pictured below, at right) presented on coordinated trauma system care. PMC Trauma Surgeons Dr. Aaron Brown (pictured below, from left) and more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Alzheimer’s, dementia classes set

PIKEVILLE — The public is invited to attend  classes in Pikeville and Paintsville this month for the loved ones and caregivers of people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The Kentucky-Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a “Planning for Long Term” care class more on this story...  

04/11/2014
A building for the ages

PIKEVILLE —  Walter E. May, Pikeville Medical Center President and CEO, has successfully instilled the philosophy of “Dream big and big things happen” in the hospital’s leadership team, physicians and staff over the years. Most recently, his philosophy influenced the construction of a world-class Clinic more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Improving efficiency, streamlining services

PIKEVILLE — The Clinic and the parking garage are interconnected, and these new structures are also connected to the hospital’s May Tower. This means that everything a patient needs is conveniently located and easily accessible. Parking Garage and Physician Offices more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Clinic built with safety in mind

PIKEVILLE — Safety was a major concern during the planning, design and construction of the new clinic and parking garage. Several steps have been taken to protect visitors and patients. One of the most noticeable safety upgrades is found in the surgery more on this story...  

04/11/2014
New facility is designed to impress

PIKEVILLE —  In planning to construct the Clinic and parking garage, PMC leaders paid great attention to details. All patient exam rooms are designed to scale from those at Mayo Clinic. All doors open automatically and waiting areas feature ample, comfortable seating more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Public invited to attend PMC’s Holy Week Services

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center invites everyone to attend the hospital’s Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunrise services from Sunday, April 13 through Sunday, April 20. “Pikeville Medical Center has observed Holy Week and Easter as far back as I can remember,” said Jane more on this story...  

04/04/2014
PMC offers comprehensive services for mom, baby

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) offers comprehensive, award-winning, quality care to expectant mothers from conception to delivery. The hospital boasts six gynecologists/ obstetricians, three neonatologists who are on-call 24/7, and a compassionate team of nearly 100 nurses, nursing assistants, physician office assistants and special more on this story...  

04/04/2014
PMC sponsoring Healthy Kids Day: Free event features egg hunt, health screenings, fun activities Staff Report

PIKEVILLE — Hundreds of people will travel to Bob Amos Park in Pikeville on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. for the Pikeville Area Family YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day and Easter Egg Hunt. The event is free and will feature an Easter more on this story...  

03/28/2014
PMC hosts free cancer screenings

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center will host a free prostate and colon cancer screening on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a. m. to 11 p. m. at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. The cancer center is located at 172 South Mayo Trail in Pikeville. more on this story...  

03/28/2014
PMC celebrates ‘Doctors’ Day’

PIKEVILLE – On Sunday, March 30, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will celebrate National Doctors’ Day. The idea of Doctors’ Day was first conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Ga. March 30 was chosen specifically more on this story...  

03/21/2014
PMC hosts free stroke support group

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosts free stroke support group meetings from noon to 1 p. m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held in the large atrium classroom located on the second floor of the May Tower. Free lunch is more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Cancer patient praises PMC

PIKEVILLE — During a routine exam with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) OB-GYN Dr. Angela Maggard, Teresa Combs expressed concern of "just not feeling right. "  It was determined that Teresa needed a biopsy, which Dr. Maggard did the same day.   Soon after, Teresa was diagnosed with more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Gynecologic Oncology is a specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating cancers located on a woman's productive organs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that "the five main gynecologic cancers are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. " Pikeville Medical Center's more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Family praises PMC

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter praising PMC’s Oncology staff was written by Crystal Mullins Prater, daughter of PMC patient Everett Douglas Mullins. ) At the beginning of January, my dad, Everett Douglas Mullins, was seen in the emergency room at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) because of severe more on this story...  

  

07/25/2014
Dr. Catherine Huffman joins Pikeville Medical Center

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Catherine Huffman. She received her B. A. in Psychology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington and her M. A. and APA accreditation at Spalding University in Louisville.   She is a Licensed Psychological Associate through the Kentucky Board of Examiners of more on this story...  

07/25/2014
BEAT THE HEAT: PMC encourages public to stay safe this summer

PIKEVILLE — During the hottest months of the year, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) stresses the importance of keeping cool.   According to the National Weather Service, “during extremely hot and humid weather, the body’s ability to cool itself is affected. ” This can happen by the rapid more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Vaccinations prepare kids for school

PIKEVILLE — As summer comes to an end, many parents are preparing their children for the upcoming school year by getting their back-to-school vaccinations. School age individuals, from preschoolers to college students, are required to receive specific vaccinations at different points during their educational experience more on this story...  

07/17/2014
PMC osteopathic physicians provide hands-on care

PIKEVILLE  — The osteopathic physicians at Pikeville Medical Center’s Family Practice Clinic help patients in a unique way known as Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OMT involves using the hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Uterine cancer

Thanks to advances in detection and treatment,  more than 500,000 women have survived this cancer. Uterine cancer the uterus. Nearly all cancers of the uterus start in the endometrium, which starts in the inner lining of the uterus. Cancers can also start in the muscle layer more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Lymphoma

The one-year survival rate for all patients diagnosed with Hodgkin disease is now about 92 percent. The five-year survival rate is 85 percent and the 10-year survival rate is 80 percent. Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is found in several different types, including renal cell carcinoma (which is found in nine out of every 10 cases of kidney cancer); clear cell renal cell carcinoma (the second most common type); papillary renal cell carcinoma (which form finger-like projections on the kidneys; chromophobe renal cell more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Bladder cancer

Bladder cancers are divided into several types, based on how the cancer cells look under a microscope and they are often described as non-invasive cancer (still located in the inner layer of cells in the bladder) or invasive (has grown into deeper layers of the bladder). more on this story...  

07/11/2014
PMC emphasizes pool safety

PIKEVILLE — As summer heat waves sweep across the region, many people are turning to pools for quick relief from the heat. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) advises everyone to be safe when cooling off in the water this summer. According to the more on this story...  

07/11/2014
PMC welcomes Dr. Su Gym Kim

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Su Gym Kim to its Pain Management Clinic.   He joined the hospital on July 1.   Dr. Kim received his medical degree from Catholic Medical Center in Seoul, Korea and completed his pain management fellowship more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Stork Report

Matthew Ryder Stevens, son of Savannah and Matthew Stevens, born June 25, weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Rachael Machelle Hunt, daughter of Randi Mullins and Rocky Hunt, born June 25, weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz. Aubree Renee Trivette, daughter of Amy and Zakk more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Football injury could have paralyzed PMC patient

PIKEVILLE – When DJ Dotson was given the opportunity to play in an alumni football game for his former high school, he jumped at the chance.   He didn’t know it could have been the last time he walked. On November 22, 2013, Dotson joined fellow Phelps more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Stork Report

Leah Dawn Sturm-Rhudy, daughter of Megan and Christopher Sturm-Rhudy, born June 23, weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Kadence Shanta Darrell Allen, son of Summiarn Cantrell and Christopher Allen, born June 25, weight: 5 lbs. 8. 9 oz. Barrett Michael Whitaker, son of Cassandra and more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Pikeville Medical Center encourages ATV safety

PIKEVILLE — Summer has finally made its debut here in the mountains, which means ATV riding weather is here as well. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone to put safety first when riding ATVs. ATVs provide a lot of fun for those more on this story...  

06/26/2014
PMC to host ‘Colors of Courage’ 5K

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 16 in downtown Pikeville. Proceeds will benefit underinsured patients at the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.   Participants are encouraged to more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Dr. Vongvises to retire this month

PIKEVILLE — A local doctor who dedicated decades to serving eastern Kentucky residents is retiring this week. Otolaryngologist Dr. Manosh Vongvises is retiring from his practice on Town Mountain Rd. in Pikeville on June 30. The ear, nose and throat specialist moved more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Stork Report

Brody Titan Deel, son of Alexandra Tunnell and Anthony Deel, born May 26, weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. Camden Wade Bevins, son of Courtney and Brandon Bevins, born May 27, weight: 8 lbs. Jason Brantley Fields, son of Stacey and Joshua Fields, more on this story...  

06/20/2014
Happy birthday, ML! Newspaper celebrates 15 years

PIKEVILLE — The Medical Leader newspaper is celebrating its 15th birthday this month. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), then known as Pikeville United Methodist Hospital, published the first Medical Leader issue on June 1, 1999. “Over 15 years ago, I came to the conclusion that our community needed a source of more on this story...  

06/20/2014
PMC observes National Nursing Assistant Week

PIKEVILLE — The 37th Annual National Nursing Assistant Week was recognized by Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) June 12-19. This celebration was created to show appreciation to the nursing assistants who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others. PMC has more than 125 nursing assistants working with patients in more on this story...  

06/13/2014
NEWBORN MIRACLE: PMC brings baby back to life

PIKEVILLE – When Pikeville residents Racheal Paige and John Michael Huffman found out they were expecting a son, Paige was overwhelmed with excitement but terrified as well.   Having previously lost a child to complications after birth, Paige found comfort in experiencing a healthy pregnancy.   At 39 weeks, she was more on this story...  

06/06/2014
CATARACT AWARENESS: Ophthalmologist Ison says surgery improves vision

PIKEVILLE — More than 24 million Americans age 40 and over have been diagnosed with cataract.   It is currently the leading cause of blindness in both men and women.   Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is any type of cloudiness or discoloration of more on this story...  

06/06/2014
Pikeville Medical Center’s got your back

PIKEVILLE — Back pain is a common condition nationwide.   The most common back condition treated by the Interventional Radiology department at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is compression fracture, a collapse of a vertebra that can cause pain severe pain. According to PMC Interventional Radiologist Dr. Rami Sartawi, compression fractures more on this story...  

05/30/2014
PMC hosting 5K

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 16 in downtown Pikeville. Proceeds will benefit underinsured patients at the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.   Participants are encouraged to dress in the color of cancer they represent  more on this story...  

05/30/2014
Physician receives additional certification

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) congratulates Dr. Arlette Soros, PMC Pediatric Endocrinologist, for receiving her Board Certification in Pediatric Endocrinology by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Soros is the only physician in the region with this certification. She is also Board Certified by the American Board of more on this story...  

05/23/2014
PMC recognizes Cystic Fibrosis Month

PIKEVILLE — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 children and adults in the United States, and 70,000 people worldwide. Each May, the CF Foundation works diligently to raise awareness of more on this story...  

05/23/2014
PMC urges teenagers to volunteer

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is busy gearing up for the 2014 Summer Teen Volunteer program. The program, for teens between the ages of 14 and 17, gives young adults an opportunity to experience the medical field firsthand and accumulate community service hours more on this story...  

05/16/2014
PMC celebrates National Hospital Week

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is celebrating National Hospital Week, May 11-17. This observance was established in 1921 to celebrate health care’s history, technology and dedicated professionals. The American Hospital Association (AHA) states, “Now more than ever, hospitals play a vital role in improving community health across the nation more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Dr. Ghosheh saves patient’s leg

PIKEVILLE — Ross Hensley of Stopover in Pike County recently found himself in an alarming situation when his ability to walk was compromised due to Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). The lack of circulation in his right leg had taken its toll and led to gangrene.   His symptoms began with weakness in more on this story...  

05/09/2014
PMC celebrates National Nurses Week

PIKEVILLE — National Nurses Week, May 6-12, begins on National Recognition Day for Nurses and ends on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.   The week highlights the many ways in which America’s 3. 1 million Registered Nurses (RNs)  help improve the lives of their more on this story...  

05/09/2014
Women’s Health Week May 11-17

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages women to make their health a priority during National Women’s Health Week, May 11-17, by receiving regular checkups, participating in preventive screenings, getting active, eating healthy, managing stress, getting enough sleep and avoiding unhealthy behaviors. PMC offers Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB-GYN) services more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Couple praises cardiac rehab

PIKEVILLE — After 47 years of marriage, four children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren,  Grace and Herbert Potter of Hurricane Creek in Pike County share everything.   The couple now shares a devotion to heart health as Cardiac Rehabilitation patients at Pike-ville Medical Center (PMC). Nearly five more on this story...  

05/02/2014
LLCC says protect your skin from summer sun

PIKEVILLE — May is skin cancer awareness month, and Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center encourages everyone to take precautions when going outdoors this summer. Skin cancer is known as the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than more on this story...  

04/23/2014
Bates wins varicose veins battle

PIKEVILLE — David Bates, a registered nuclear medicine and radiologic technologist at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), has a family history of varicose veins. Bates is a runner and stands on his feet for long periods of time. He began experiencing heavy dull pain in his leg more on this story...  

04/18/2014
PMC honored for stroke care

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has received the Get With The Guidelines® —Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines® helps health care  teams more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Cardiac rehab available for heart failure patients

PIKEVILLE — After nearly a decade of deliberation and numerous heart failure safety studies, Medicare officials decided to cover cardiac rehab for heart failure patients. Chronic heart failure has long been considered one of medicine’s most debilitating diseases, carrying a hefty financial burden. more on this story...  

04/18/2014
PMC Birth Announcements

Mekka Reese Pence, daughter of Tasha Shell and Michael Pence, born March 7, weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. Kinsley Elizabeth Duncan, daughter of Kristina Moore and Charles Duncan, born March 10, weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz. Rylan Kane Mitchell, son of Kaitlyn and more on this story...  

04/11/2014
PMC expansion complete: May’s vision becomes reality

PIKEVILLE – On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony for its new Clinic and parking garage.  “The Clinic and parking garage expansion is one of the most exciting projects we’ve taken on over the years,” said Walter E. more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Project is eight weeks ahead of schedule

2010: Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) administrators initiate plans for the construction by purchasing properties at Harold’s Branch and Baird Ave. to provide additional parking and renovate other PMC services. Feb. 2010: PMC received a $44. 6 million Community Facility Direct Loan from the U. S. Department of more on this story...  

04/11/2014
New technology found throughout the new Clinic

PIKEVILLE — PMC strives to provide state-of-equipment to patients, and there is no exception to that rule in the Clinic. One of the facility’s most unique features brings convenience and efficiency to the entire hospital. A pneumatic tube system, a multi-channeled tube delivery system, has more on this story...  

04/11/2014
New facility is environmentally-friendly

PIKEVILLE — When construction for the Clinic and parking garage began in 2010, the hospital’s main entrance was moved to Harold’s Branch. This move allowed construction workers to build a new driveway, drill piers to support the foundation of the new building and drill wells more on this story...  

04/11/2014
PMC HONORS VOLUNTEERS

PIKEVILLE –  Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its volunteers during the 25th annual volunteer banquet on April 7 at the Landmark Inn Banquet Room in Pikeville. Dana King, Director of Guest Relations and emcee of the event, recognized the volunteers for all their hard work more on this story...  

04/11/2014
PMC observes Occupational Therapy Month

PIKEVILLE — April is Occupational Therapy Month and Pikeville Medical Center recognizes the hospital’s 10 Occupational Therapists and two certified Occupational Therapy Assistants who care for patients in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as home health. Offering services in 12 counties in Kentucky, Virginia and more on this story...  

04/04/2014
PMC offers advancements in joint replacement care

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) continues to provide its patients with the latest advancements in joint replacement. In addition to total hip and knee replacements and revision hip and knee replacements, Dr. Kevin Pugh, Orthopedic Surgeon at PMC, is now offering direct anterior hip more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Hickman earns national honor

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center Vice President and Assistant to the President/CEO Cheryl Hickman was recently awarded the 2014 Certified Nurse Executive Award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hickman was presented with the award earlier this month during the ANCC Board Certification Nursing more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

A radiation oncologist is a physician who uses radiation therapy to treat a wide-variety of cancers. The American Cancer Society (ACS) defines radiation therapy as, “the use of radiation to treat cancer and other problems. ” Unlike chemotherapy, which treats the whole body, more on this story...  

03/21/2014
Women urged to be aware of ‘invisible disease’

PIKEVILLE — During the month of March, health care providers across the nation raise awareness for the “invisible disease” known as endometriosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside the uterus. ” more on this story...  

03/21/2014
Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

PIKEVILLE — According to the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Internal Medicine, “a hematologist-oncologist is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic systems. ” Dr. Lilian Thomas and Dr. Uzoma Nwakuche are Pikeville Medical Leonard more on this story...  

03/14/2014
PMC's trauma team recognizes, responds to brain injuries

PIKEVILLE — During National Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center's (PMC) trauma team wants to educate the public is on the symptoms of a brain injury and how to best respond. The Brain Injury Association defines TBI as "a blow, jolt, or more on this story...  

03/14/2014
PMC Birth Announcements

Claire Elizabeth Crum, daughter of Leigh Ann and Gary Allen Crum, born March 2, weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. James Harper Reed, son of Ashley and Timothy Reed II, born March 2, weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. Califaye Billie Goff, daughter more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Pulmonary rehab and how it works

PIKEVILLE — March 9-15 is National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. During this week, the staff of Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department wants the public to know how pulmonary rehab can help someone suffering from chronic lung disease. Chronic lung disease is any disease that more on this story...  

 




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