PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville (UPIKE) Interim President Paul E. Patton called Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Walter E. May one of the most influential figures in the growth of the medical community in eastern Kentucky. May, who became a member of PMC’s Board of Directors in 1962, was presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the 2015 commencement for the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on May 16. “I’m truly humbled and honored to receive this degree today,” May said. “It’s only fitting that I receive this on the same day and same stage with my long-time friend U. S. Congressman Hal Rogers. ” Rogers, who delivered the commencement address to 70 KYCOM graduates, received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree for his work and efforts to wipe more on this story...
PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Ann Connor, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Connor received her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. , and her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her thoracic and cardiac surgery residency at New York University, where she received the Resident of the Year award. She completed her thoracic and cardiac surgery fellowship at Mayo Graduate School in Rochester, Minn. , and is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. A full-service cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Connor specializes in open heart procedures, off-pump bypass, valve surgery, lung and chest wall resections, aortic and peripheral vascular surgeries and congenital heart defects. “I wanted to be a heart surgeon when I was five years old,” Dr. Connor said. “I grew more on this story...
Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Abdulla Attum, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Attum received his Doctorate of Medicine degree at the Al Azhar University in Cairo, Eqypt. He completed his residency and fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. He is board certified by the American Board in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Attum specializes in open heart procedures, off-pump bypass, valve surgery, lung and chest wall resections and complex cardiac procedures. He said, “I decided to be a cardiothoracic surgeon in 1967. I was sitting in the lab when I heard about Christiaan Barnard performing the world’s first human heart transplant operation and I knew then what I wanted to do with my life. ” When asked why he chose to work at PMC, Dr. more on this story...
— Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is among the top five percent of
hospitals in America to achieve the highest rating possible — five-stars
— for patient satisfaction in a new system recently introduced by the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). PMC is rated
higher than Mayo Clinic (Rochester), Massachusetts General Hospital,
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland Clinic and UCLA Medical Center. Approximately
4,600 hospitals were listed on CMS’s public information website,
Hospital Compare, which is designed to make it easy for consumers to
evaluate the quality of health care providers. According to the website,
1,102 hospitals did not receive a star rating; 101 hospitals received
one star; 582 received two stars; 1,414 received three stars; 1,205
received four stars; and only 251 received five stars. “We’re
honored to be one of only 251 hospitals more on this story...