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PMC expansion complete: May’s vision becomes reality

PIKEVILLE – On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony for its new Clinic and parking garage.  “The Clinic and parking garage expansion is one of the most exciting projects we’ve taken on over the years,” said Walter E. May, PMC President and CEO. “We built the Clinic to model Mayo Clinic, the first organization to integrate physicians with medical facilities. I’ve always believed that anything that can be done in medicine anywhere can be done in Pikeville, Kentucky, and can be done at the same level of quality. ” more on this story...  

A building for the ages

PIKEVILLE —  Walter E. May, Pikeville Medical Center President and CEO, has successfully instilled the philosophy of “Dream big and big things happen” in the hospital’s leadership team, physicians and staff over the years. Most recently, his philosophy influenced the construction of a world-class Clinic and parking garage. Not long after the 11-story May Tower opened in 2000, May and hospital leaders realized additional space would soon be needed. Due to the rapid increase in services, physicians and patients, the idea was born to build a Clinic more on this story...  

Project is eight weeks ahead of schedule

2010: Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) administrators initiate plans for the construction by purchasing properties at Harold’s Branch and Baird Ave. to provide additional parking and renovate other PMC services. Feb. 2010: PMC received a $44. 6 million Community Facility Direct Loan from the U. S. Department of Agriculture as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Oct. 26, 2010: Groundbreaking held. Jan. 31, 2011: Construction started. May 23, 2011: The hospital’s Main Entrance was moved more on this story...  

Improving efficiency, streamlining services

PIKEVILLE — The Clinic and the parking garage are interconnected, and these new structures are also connected to the hospital’s May Tower. This means that everything a patient needs is conveniently located and easily accessible. Parking Garage and Physician Offices The new facility will limit the amount of visits patients have to make. More convenient scheduling will be possible. Physician offices are located on floors 2,6,7,8,9 and 10, with 32 exam rooms per floor. The parking garage may be accessed from two more on this story...  

New technology found throughout the new Clinic

PIKEVILLE — PMC strives to provide state-of-equipment to patients, and there is no exception to that rule in the Clinic. One of the facility’s most unique features brings convenience and efficiency to the entire hospital. A pneumatic tube system, a multi-channeled tube delivery system, has been installed for transporting medical tests, documents and other items to various locations in the hospital with a touch of a button. The new system, which works like the tube systems seen for drive-through access at banks, saves times for patients, employees and physicians. more on this story...  

Clinic built with safety in mind

PIKEVILLE — Safety was a major concern during the planning, design and construction of the new clinic and parking garage. Several steps have been taken to protect visitors and patients. One of the most noticeable safety upgrades is found in the surgery and endoscopy suites, where all monitors and equipment have been taken off the floor and connected, via booms, to the ceiling. This allows more space and prevents staff from tripping over cords. Approximately 300 video cameras were installed in the parking garage and panic stations are located more on this story...  

New facility is environmentally-friendly

PIKEVILLE — When construction for the Clinic and parking garage began in 2010, the hospital’s main entrance was moved to Harold’s Branch. This move allowed construction workers to build a new driveway, drill piers to support the foundation of the new building and drill wells for the geothermal heating and cooling system. The continuous-looped system carries water from underground to heat and cool the  Clinic, which saves money and is better for the environment. PMC Vice President of Construction and Maintenance Operations Ralph Lomma expects the system to pay more on this story...  

New facility is designed to impress

PIKEVILLE —  In planning to construct the Clinic and parking garage, PMC leaders paid great attention to details. All patient exam rooms are designed to scale from those at Mayo Clinic. All doors open automatically and waiting areas feature ample, comfortable seating and high definition televisions. A patient tracing and monitoring system is available in the surgery waiting area to keep families informed. All restrooms are fully equipped with changing tables to assist mothers and fathers with infants But spaciousness, efficiency, convenience and safety weren’t the only must-haves. The more on this story...  

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