• Patient praises PMC for ‘saving my life’


    Coman Gibson, 74, of Letcher County, was admitted to Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) on Feb. 6, after being referred for a foot issue.

    “He got to where he couldn’t walk,” said Gibson’s son, Coman Ray Gibson. “We took him to several places, but nowhere could figure it out, so they recommended PMC. We brought him here and found that he had a blocked artery in his leg.”

  • PMC welcomes general cardiologist Dr. Pally


    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Madhava T. Pally, M.D., General Cardiologist.

    Dr. Pally received his Bachelor of Medicine degree from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderbad, India.  

  • Yes, today — I exit stage left!


    I remember the first day I arrived here at the Medical Leader on Nov. 26, 2007.

    Then Public Relations Director Keith Bridges and longtime-friend and co-worker Josh Ball took me around and introduced me to other members of the staff.

  • Good-bye co-workers, friends and community


    This is the last time I will write for the Medical Leader.

    Yes, these are my final words as a staff writer.

    For the past year and a half, I have had the pleasure of writing good community news stories and relaying those to you, our readers. My time with the Medical Leader has given me great memories, friendships and strong connections within the community.

  • Ten things you need to know about your new Medicare card


    Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards starting now.

    Here are 10 things to know about your new Medicare card:

    Mailing takes time: Your card may arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s.

  • Medical Leader: 1999-2018 - 19 Years of Service


    June 1, 1999:

    •Pikeville Medical Center publishes first edition of the Medical Leader as monthly 10-page, tabloid-sized newspaper covering hospital and community news. Staff work out of Pikeville Medical Center to write, edit and publish the paper.



  • Turning tragedy into renewed life


    Every April, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life (TFL) and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) celebrate National Donate Life Month. 

    This a time to focus national and local attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering his or her decision to be a potential organ and tissue donor, and learning more about living donation.

  • Women share ideas at first-ever ‘Think-In’


    WILLIAMSON, W.VA. — The Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce held their first-ever Women’s Think-In last week for business women to share their experiences and knowledge with others.

  • Medical Leader to cease operations April 6


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), announces that the Medical Leader, a weekly newspaper published by the hospital, will cease operations on April 6, 2018. 

    Established in 1999, the Medical Leader has evolved from its original 10-page tabloid into a vibrant and effective award-winning paper, providing readers with positive hospital and community news.

  • PMC mourns with community for fallen officer


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) administration, Board of Directors and staff would like to offer their deepest condolences to the family, fellow officers and friends of Pikeville City Police Officer Scotty Hamilton.  Officer Hamilton was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, March 13th while assisting Kentucky State Police with an investigation in Pike County.