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Pediatric patient’s family thankful

PIKEVILLE — Blake Funk, 16, of Ivel, and his family have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including Dr. Arlette Soros, Pediatric Endocrinologist at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). Blake, a sophomore at Wesley Christian School, has battled short stature and the inability more on this story...  


Soros lifts patient’s height, spirits

PIKEVILLE — Cameron Deaton, 15, of Hazard, and his family cannot say enough about Pikeville Medical Center’s Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Arlette Soros. Cameron is a freshman at Hazard High School and plays soccer and basketball. Standing tall at 5’4,” no one would ever know he more on this story...  


Type 2 diabetes occurring more now in children

PIKEVILLE — To date, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, formerly known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. Although more on this story...  


PMC’s Underwood completes NY Marathon

NEW YORK — A Pikeville Medical Center employee competed in the country’s largest race this month. Katrina Underwood, special procedures technologist in PMC’s radiology department, finished the famed 44th Annual New York City Marathon in 5:03. 58 hours. The race was one of more on this story...  


PMC celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week

PIKEVILLE – Providing patients with safe medical imaging exams and radiation therapy treatments is the prime goal for Pikeville Medical Center’s radiologic technologists. To recognize the vital work of its R. T. s, PMC celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week®, Nov. 2-8. NRTW was created by the more on this story...  


  

Diabetes complications are worth preventing

PIKEVILLE — In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone to learn about the dangerous complications of diabetes mellitus (diabetes) and how to prevent the disease. Complications resulting from diabetes are divided into two categories, acute and chronic or long-term. more on this story...  


Happy Retirement Brenda Griffith!

FAREWELL: Pikeville Medical Center Food Service staff recently hosted a retirement party for Brenda Griffith, who retired after more than 32 years of service. Griffith has worked in Hobe’s Grille since 1982. Her family and friends joined the celebration.   more on this story...  


PMC raises lung cancer awareness

PIKEVILLE — November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.   During this month, Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) encourages the public to learn more about lung cancer — the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. According to the American more on this story...  


PMC welcomes audiologist Dr. Julie Helfen

PIKEVILLE — Dr. Helfen received her Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Louisville, she also received her Master of Social Work at the University of Southern Indiana and Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Evansville in Indiana. She has worked in more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Rusty Shanklin: Assistant Vice President/Assistant Chief Information Officer, Administration

Rusty Shanklin has been with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for more than two decades. He celebrated his 22nd anniversary in October. Shanklin currently serves as an Assistant Vice President and the Assistant Chief Information Officer at the hospital. more on this story...  


Robin Gayheart: Secretary, Home Health

Floyd County resident Robin Gayheart found the love of her life and her best friend while working at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). Gayheart has dedicated 36 years to PMC, where she has worked as a unit secretary in the Emergency Department and other floors and departments. more on this story...  


Sharon Stanley: Physical Therapist, Weight Loss Surgery Clinic

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Staff Physical Therapist Sharon Stanley loves making a difference. The Pikeville resident has been employed the past 16 years in the same role since 1998. “At the end of the day I feel like the time I spent on more on this story...  


Patty Thompson: Vice President, Professional Services

Patty Thompson is the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) vice president of professional services.   Thompson has also served as director of customer service, director of patient services and patient representative during the past 20 years. Thompson said, “I remember the first patient I more on this story...  


Athena Blackburn: Manager, of Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound, Radiology

Athena Blackburn began her career at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) on Oct. 1, 1984, as an x-ray technologist.   She decided she wanted to become a PMC employee after completing a clinical at PMC while attaining her radiologic technologist degree from Morehead State University. more on this story...  


Brenda B. Fowler: Patient Transfer Coordinator, Intake Department

Brenda B. Fowler has dedicated 35 years — nearly four decades — of her life to PMC. For the past six years, she has worked as a patient transfer coordinator. Prior to that, she worked as shift supervisor in the emergency department more on this story...  


Lisa Adams: Manager, Home Health & Home Medical Equipment Billing

Monday, Nov. 3, was a special day for Lisa Adams. She celebrated 17 years as a Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) employee. Adams has been the manager of Patient Accounting for the PMC Home Health/Home Medical Equipment billing department since 2010. more on this story...  


Teresa Bartley: Certified Nursing Assistant, Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing

Teresa Bartley of Justiceville has been with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) since August of 1996. She has spent over 18 years serving the hospital as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). Bartley spent the first 15 years of her career at PMC more on this story...  


Joe Meade: Administrator, Radiology Information System

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Radiology Information System (RIS) Administrator Joe Meade loves being able to make a difference in the hospital’s daily operations. “It’s a pleasure for me to be a part of the many evolving technologies that impact patient care,” he said. more on this story...  


Teresa Mullins: Director, Central Registration

Teresa Mullins of Harold has been a Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) employee since 1979. She started at the hospital as a registered nurse in the pediatrics department immediately after completing her Associates degree. During the past 35 years, Mullins has worked as a nurse for more on this story...  


  

Teresa Ratliff: Clerk, Environmental Services

Teresa Ratliff has been a valued member of the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) family for almost 23 years.   She started her career with the hospital in January 1992 as a housekeeper in environmental services. Eight years later, she took on the more on this story...  


Lois Smallwood: Unit Secretary, Surgical Unit

If you ask Lois Smallwood what it’s been like working at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for more than two decades, she’ll undoubtedly use one word, time and again: family. “I love my nurses and my patients and my fellow employees. We are like family,” she said. more on this story...  


Kathy Hall: Clerk, Weight Loss Surgery

For nearly 19 years Kathy Hall has served the patients at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).   Her career started as a volunteer in central registration where she could clearly see health care was the direction for her.   She soon moved in to more on this story...  


Wada Adkins: Patient Financial Counselor, Central Registration

Wada Adkins has been a part of Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Central Registration team for 16 years.   She began her work at PMC in 1998 as a patient registrar, and then went onto pre-registration. Today, she works as a Patient Financial more on this story...  


Donald Keathley: Administrator, Laboratory

Laboratory Administrator Donald Keathley has a passion about making a difference in the lives of those his department serves at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). “We realize every day the work we do means so much to our patients and their families,” said Keathley of Pikeville. more on this story...  


Michelle Bentley: Clinical Informatics Specialist, Information Systems & Telecommunications

Michelle Bentley started her career at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) a little over 15 years ago as a staff nurse on the surgical and oncology floor in the Elliot Building. She went on to work as a charge nurse before moving to information systems nine more on this story...  


Paul R. Childers: Technician, Information Systems

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Information Systems Technician Paul Childers has spent the past 10 years working in his current role. He worked as a computer operator for 17 years previously, during a time when his department was called Data Processing. It has since been re-named Information more on this story...  


Karissa Porter: Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Karissa Porter wears many hats in the community. She is a wife, mother, athlete, coach and, at the hospital, she is a physical therapist. She has 23 years experience as a physical therapist, and 21 of those years have been at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). more on this story...  


Bobby Boyd: Assistant Manager, Materials Management

Bobby Boyd began his career at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) as an Inventory Technician in the hospital’s Materials Management Department soon after graduating high school. Today, he is Material’s Management Assistant Manager. Over the past 25 years, Boyd has held many positions in his department, including more on this story...  


Chuck Damron: Staff Accountant, Accounting

For Chuck Damron, life is all about the people.   His day-to-day job is working with numbers but his heart is with people. During his 16 years at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), his happiest moments involve people and the way they have touched more on this story...  


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Community News


Santa Train to provide thousands of free gifts during 72nd annual event

PIKEVILLE — Thousands of people will flock to various locations in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee this weekend to take part in an annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition. The 72nd Annual Santa Train will depart from the Shelby Yard in Pike County at approximately 6:30 a. m. on Saturday, Nov. more on this story...  


Wayne is a real-life survivor

Wayne needs a forever family. He is a survivor who is destined to succeed with the love, support, and help of a family. Wayne is a creature of habit who often has difficulty adjusting to change in his routine. more on this story...  


‘White Christmas’ opens at Jenny Wiley Theatre

PIKEVILLE — A Christmas classic is on stage in Pikeville this month. Jenny Wiley Theatre, located on Second St. , opened performances of the Christmas classic “White Christmas” on Nov. 21. The play, rated PG, will remain open through Dec. 21. more on this story...  


Medical missionary to speak at Salem

PIKEVILLE — Salem United Methodist Church, located at 111 Taylor Hill Rd. in Pikeville, invites the public to learn about the joy of mission work through it’s “Missions Focus Month” presentation this weekend. Dr. Tina Slusher, an eastern Kentucky native who has participated in mission trips more on this story...  


JTS Ammo opens in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — A new ammo store recently opened in Pike County. JTS Ammo opened on Oct. 11 at 5157 North Mayo Trail, just off of U. S. 23 in Pikeville. The store offers high-quality ammunition for hunting and name brand ammunition like Speer Gold more on this story...  


  

Fundraiser to help Pike family’s ‘Little Miracle’

LEXINGTON — The community is rallying behind a Pike County family that has faced some trying times in the last few weeks. The Eastern Kentucky Women’s Care Collective has started an online fundraiser to help one of the group’s co-founders, Cristin Stanley-Potter, and her family. more on this story...  


Donations sought for Christmas event

PIKEVILLE — Two local residents are gathering donations for an annual event that helps hundreds of local families and children at Christmas. Pikeville Medical Center Receptionist Suzie Scott and her husband, Pastor Jimmy Scott, are planning to host their “Christmas Party & Pictures with Santa” event more on this story...  


Diggers return to Pike County

PIKEVILLE — A national television station has been filming in areas of Pike County this month as the cast and crew of a popular television show dig up relics of the past. Over the past couple of weeks, the cast and crew of the National Geographic more on this story...  


Brookside Dental now open in P’burg: Grand opening special available

PRESTONSBURG — A Floyd County dentist has expanded and improved its services. Brookside Dental Care, formerly known as Bryan Griffith, DMD in Prestonsburg, recently opened its new business at 306 Wright’s Lane in Prestonsburg. The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a more on this story...  


Operation Christmas Child next week

Local residents can be a part of a project that helps children around the globe. The Operation Christmas Child National Shoebox Collection Week will be observed Nov. 17-24. Hosted by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest Christmas project of its more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Brenda Mitchell Stiltner, 55, of Kimper, died Nov. 18. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Lord’s House of Phelps. Burial: Stilner Family Cemetery, Kimper April Leigh Adkins, 41, of Banner, died Nov. 12. Funeral: Nov. 16. Burial: Jeff Hunter Cemetery, Printer Tammy Nadine more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Danny Lee Johnson, 65, of Virgie, died Nov. 7. Funeral: Nov. 11 at Speight Church of Christ, Speight. Burial: Danny and Louise Collier Johnson Cemetery, Speight Barbara Sue Brozowski, 66, of Varney, died Nov. 7. Funeral: Nov. 12. Burial: Scalf Family Cemetery, Varney more on this story...  


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Sports


Paintsville derails Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s dreams of reaching the Class 1A championship game in early December were derailed by Paintsville as the Tigers scored a stunning 30-6 win over the Panthers at Hillard Howard Field on Nov. 14. Pikeville, which finished its season at 11-1, had beaten Paintsville more on this story...  


Rowe, Tackett help Cats reach regional title game

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley’s Wildcats have reached an all-time high. Running back Chandler Rowe rushed for 184 yards and four touchdowns to carry the Wildcats to a 37-26 win over Lexington Christian in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs at Teco Field on more on this story...  


Belfry reaches regional finals

GOODY — Belfry moved one step closer to returning to the Class 3A state championship game as the Pirates defeated district rival Pike County Central, 43-14, in a game played at frigid CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Nov. 14. Running back Austin Hatfield carried 14 times for more on this story...  


Cougars steal limelight: LCC bottles up Harris, Eagles

ERMINE — All the hype surrounding Letcher Central’s post-season matchup with Madison Southern was focused on Eagle All-American running back Damien Harris’ return. The Cougars took away the limelight and marched to a 49-18 win over Madison Southern in the opening round of the Class 5A more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is the high school playoff matchup involving area teams in Kentucky and West Virginia: Class 1A Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (11-0) vs. Paintsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (9-2) Date: Nov. 14 Site: Hillard Howard Field more on this story...  


  

Tug Valley nips Man, Buffalo next

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Tug Valley’s defense bent but never broke as the Panthers held on in the second half to beat Man, 16-12, in the opening round of the Class A playoffs on the brisk turf at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Nov. 15. The Panthers, now more on this story...  


Miners scalp Indians, Wayne rematch next

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central made sure this game wasn’t going to end as close as the regular-season meeting. The Miners advanced to the second round of the Class AA playoffs with a convincing 35-13 win over Sissonville in a game played at “Buck” Harless Stadium more on this story...  


Bears knock off Union, finish season 5-6 overall

BARBOURVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears closed out the season with a 33-20 road win over Union College on Nov. 15. The Bears finished up the season 5-6 overall, and head into the off-season riding a three-game winning streak for first-year head coach more on this story...  


Pirates breeze past Generals in opener

GOODY — Defending Class 3A state champion Belfry built a big half-time lead against Jackson County and the Pirates went on to score a 49-6 win in the opening round of the high school football playoffs at CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Nov. 7. The Pirates, now more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Be not troubled

On Nov. 11, 1918, the guns fell silent in Europe ending four years of carnage and turmoil referred to in its day as “the War to End all Wars. ” The euphoric peace and prosperity which followed was short-lived, ending in economic depression, and it ushered in more on this story...  


  

Full of Mystery

Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12  This more on this story...  


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