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PMC bringing awareness to trauma injuries

Annually, traumatic injuries account for 41 million emergency department visits and 2. 3 million hospital admissions in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is observing Trauma Awareness Month during May to bring attention to the different more on this story...  


Hickman attends summit in Atlanta

PIKEVILLE — The nationwide drug epidemic prompted leaders from across the country to attend The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit March 28-31 in Atlanta. The summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state more on this story...  


PMC celebrates National Hospital Week

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is celebrating its nearly 2,700 employees during National Hospital Week, May 8-14. The hospital recognizes the dedicated women and men who support the health and wellbeing of their patients and the community by providing quality, compassionate care. “Our hospital has some of more on this story...  


Employees dedicate 20-plus years to PMC

~ Patricia McCoy ~ Patricia McCoy began working at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) in 1974 as the director of inpatient and outpatient pharmacy. “I graduated pharmacy school with high distinction in 1971 and returned home because my parents needed me,” said McCoy. “After more on this story...  


Employees travel great distances to work at PMC

Employees at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) “go the distance” in their jobs, working hard to provide quality for patients. Some employees literally “go the distance” to get to work every day by commuting from other states and counties in Kentucky. Why do they endure the long more on this story...  


PMC: Living out our Christian mission

Every successful entity requires a solid foundation. At Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) that foundation is its mission to provide quality, regional healthcare in a Christian environment. It’s not simply a nice statement placed in an attractive frame on the walls; it’s a mission woven throughout the fabric more on this story...  


  

May is better speech and hearing month

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes May as “Better Speech and Hearing Month” and celebrates the services provided by audiologists and speech therapists employed at the hospital. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA) reports that hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions facing more on this story...  


Hear the difference an audiologist can make

Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) audiology services, under the direction of Julie Helfen, Au. D. , is making a difference in patients’ lives. Fayetta Bevins of Whitesburg began losing her hearing in her fifties, which is a natural occurrence of aging. However what she did not realize was that more on this story...  


PMC nurses honored during ceremony

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) honored its top nurses in each unit at the annual Nurse of the Year ceremony held on May 9. “We assemble yearly to celebrate National Nurses Week and award several of our nurses with the Nurse of the Year award,” said more on this story...  


PMC has major impact on employees

Working at Pikeville Medical Center affects employees in numerous, meaningful ways. Whether it’s needing the hospital’s services themselves or being able to care for a neighbor, employees are eager to share stories about how the hospital has influenced their lives. Tiffany McCown Nutritional Services Call more on this story...  


Employees moving on up

As Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) employees have discovered, the hospital is a great place to work. With good salaries and benefits, a job at PMC is coveted by many. But what employees may not realize is that it is also a place where they can advance in their careers. more on this story...  


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Community News


KYCOM student gives stranger new lease on life

A University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine student has shown the meaning of selflessness and compassion by her recent willingness to change a stranger’s life through bone marrow donation. Heather Snyder provided a second chance at life to a leukemia patient she has never met. more on this story...  


Jessica Lynch: ‘Never give up’: Former POW brings her story of courage, survival to Pike County

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ” – Robert Frost PIKEVILLE — A U. S. soldier removed an American flag from his uniform and placed it over Private First more on this story...  


UPIKE commencement ceremonies this weekend

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville will honor the academic achievements of students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Coleman College of Business, the Elizabeth Akers Elliott School of Nursing, the Patton College of Education, and the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) on Saturday, May 14. more on this story...  


City breaks ground on new pavilion

PIKEVILLE — State and city officials gathered to break ground on the new Pikeville Farmers’ Market pavilion during a ceremony held on Adams Lane, next to the W. C. Hambley Athletic Complex on May 9. “Miracles do happen, even in Appalachia,” said Joyce Pinson, whose vision along more on this story...  


STUDENTS GO BACK IN TIME AT BSCTC’S APPALACHIAN DAYS

PRESTONSBURG —Students from Betsy Layne and W. R. Castle elementary schools spent the day learning about the past during the fifth-annual Appalachian Days held at Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Prestonsburg campus on April 29. Students were treated to a laser show and exhibit more on this story...  


  

Pike County falls out of top 10 in highway collisions

PIKEVILLE — Pike County ranked number one in the state for highway fatalities and accidents just four years ago. Fast forward to 2016 and the county finds itself out of the top 10, thanks to a program called “Drive Down” that was launched in 2012. more on this story...  


York House: largest volunteer preservation event in American history

PIKEVILLE — When the city of Pikeville contacted Bob Yapp, president of Preservation Resources, Inc. , about coming to take part in the renovation of the historic York House, he jumped at the opportunity. Now, nearly 150 years after it was built, city officials and a community-based more on this story...  


Research team selected for national retreat

PIKEVILLE — Faculty members of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry participated in the American Academy of Optometry’s Fellows Doing Research 2016 Training Retreat in March. The research team consisted of Eilene Kinzer, O. D. , Cliff Caudill, O. D. , Ian McWherter, O. D. , and Donnie more on this story...  


BSCTC receives $250K to build technology workforce

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) was awarded a $250,000 grant through the Kentucky Appalachian Regional Development (KARD) fund. The college’s project, “Transforming and Creating The Tech Community in Eastern Kentucky,” will be laid out in an upcoming announcement, according to BSCTC more on this story...  


Respiratory students pass exit exams

PAINTSVILLE — Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s (BSCTC) respiratory therapy program second-year students completed their exit examinations with a 100 percent pass rate. The five students earned their degrees during a commencement and pinning ceremony on Saturday, May 7 at the Mountain Arts Center. more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Michael Glenn Rose, 57, of Pikeville, died May 11. Funeral service May 17 at Pleasant Valley Church. Burial, Wilson Cemetery, Draffin. Hazel Williamson Thacker, 77, of Sidney, died May 11. Funeral service May 14 at Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Family more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Arlene Young, 53, of Robinson Creek, died May 9. Funeral service May 13. Burial, Young Cemetery, Floyd County. Carlis Bartley, 60, of Brush Road, Varney, died May 3. Funeral service May 6, Grassy Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Bartley Family Cemetery, Stratton Fork. more on this story...  


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Sports


High School Baseball Roundup

GOODY — Allen Central’s Wyatt Crisp had a pair of doubles and drove home three runs to help the Reels rally past Belfry, 8-5, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on May 17. Cameron Blevins collected two hits, walked and scored four times as more on this story...  


  

Eagles blank Belfry; Pikeville, Valley roll

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central’s Josh Hitchcock tossed a complete game one-hitter as the Golden Eagles defeated Belfry, 8-0, in a game played on May 10. Kaleb Taylor had the lone base hit for the Pirates, who fell to 17-11. Matt Fought took the loss. more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Daily Bread

My wife loves to put bird feeders in our yard.   Recently, I noticed that she was filling them more often.   One morning while watching the birds, I spied a small ground squirrel climbing the pole and then scurrying away with several seeds at a time. more on this story...  


  

Voices will soon cease

While there were many attractions at Hillbilly Days this year, one particular attraction was the dunking booth. There was a weird and somewhat annoying voice followed by an obnoxious laugh coming from a small man dressed as a clown. Anyone who more on this story...  


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