PIKEVILLE — Walter E. May, President and CEO of Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), announced today that the hospital has once again won a Hospital of Choice Award.
Pikeville Medical Center is ranked in the Top 10 of the more than 400 hospitals nationwide that were considered, and is the only Kentucky hospital to receive this recognition.
The award recognizes America’s most customer-friendly hospitals.
Other hospitals receiving the award at this time include the Mayo Clinic, University of California Davis Medical Center, George Washington University Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Vanderbilt University Hospital.
The Hospital of Choice Award requires a review of six principal areas of consideration, including Standards of Conduct, Performance Management and Improvement, Staff Development and Training, Systems of Communication, Good Citizenship, and Educational and Promotional Material available to consumers.
“I have always believed that the people of our region deserve health care that is ‘better than,’ not just ‘as good as’ health care available at large metropolitan hospitals,” said May.
“As Pikeville Medical Center continues to be recognized alongside hospitals like Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, we see that vision becoming a reality.”
PMC’s mission is to provide quality regional health care in a Christian environment, and the organization’s strong commitment to customer service is a factor in unprecedented growth.