Morton named Emergency Department director

Amanda Jo Lawson

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Morton as the director of the Emergency Department.


Morton received his RN degree in 2012 from Big Sandy Community and Technical College, his BSN in 2014 and his MSN in 2017 from Chamberlain University.


Morton began his career at PMC in 2010. He has gained experience over the years working in the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department.


"I am very pleased that Dale Morton accepted the position in the Emergency Department," Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer Michelle Rainy said. "Dale and I have worked together for several years and he is truly an asset to not only our patients but our organization."


Rainey said Morton is "a natural leader" and is a wonderful advocate for patients.


"Dale is the one who you would want to take care of you. He is going to continue to progress our Emergency Department," she said.


Rainy said she looks forward to seeing the great things he can accomplish in his new role.


"Patients and the community can expect to receive quality care when they come to our Emergency Department, to be more informed about the services offered here at PMC and how those services will benefit them and our community," he said.


Morton says he loves the adrenaline rush of working in the Emergency Department. He loves making a connection with local people and being able to care for his community.


"I love working at PMC because I get the opportunity to give back to my community. Good, bad or indifferent, this is home to me and my family," Morton said.


"These are the people I want to care for. I think it makes people feel better when they come to our Emergency Department and they know someone who works here and they know we are there to care for them in their time of need," Morton added.


He said during his career he had a mentor that taught him to be a better person.


He hopes his life lesson shines throughout the Emergency Department and continues to make it better day by day.


When he's not caring for patients, Morton enjoys fishing and spending time on the lake with his wife Mary of 37 years, their children, Dezeree' (Kevin) Garrett and Justin (Brittany Morton) and their grandchildren Ethan, Jayla, Brayden, Caden and Blaze.