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PMC honors volunteers

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its volunteers during the 25th annual volunteer banquet on April 13 at the Landmark Inn in Pikeville. Dana King, director of guest relations and emcee of the event, recognized hospital volunteers for their hard work throughout the year. “Our volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of our patients,” said King. “Their dedication makes PMC a better place.  I am so proud of their contributions and appreciate the compassion shown by each volunteer. ” Volunteers enjoyed food and fellowship as awards were presented to adult and teen volunteers by Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins. Ronnie Bedwell received the Ed Elder Volunteer of the Year Award. Bedwell spends most of his time helping patients and visitors at the PMC Clinic information desk. “I was honored to more on this story...  

PMC welcomes John A. Nesbitt II, MD

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of John A. Nesbitt II, MD, urologist. Dr. Nesbitt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, a Master of Science degree from the University of Louisville and his M. D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.   He is board certified by the American Board of Urology. A full-service urologist, Dr. Nesbitt specializes in enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, kidney stones, bladder leakage, bladder cancer, and testicular masses, pain and cancer. “I felt a calling to go into medicine,” he said. “In medical school, I had to choose medical or surgical.   I wanted to do surgical, and I really liked urology because it has both medical and surgical.   I feel like I made the right choice. ” Dr. Nesbitt enjoys connecting with more on this story...  

Audit lists PMC in excellent financial health

PIKEVILLE — State Auditor Adam Edelen released a special report on March 30 regarding the financial strength of rural hospitals, finding that a majority of Kentucky’s rural hospitals fared below the national average in assessed financial strength and one third were in poor financial health. According to the report, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) was the only acute care hospital in the state classified as being in excellent financial health. PMC is a regional referral center that offers all major medical specialties and many subspecialties, allowing patients to stay in the area for medical treatment as opposed to traveling to larger cities such as Lexington, Huntington, W. Va. , Charleston, W. Va. , and Johnson City, Tenn. Offering specialty services has enabled PMC to maintain a strong financial position while providing quality care to patients. The most recent addition to PMC’s service line is a trauma center, more on this story...  

McConnell praises PMC in ‘tough times’

PIKEVILLE — U. S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commended Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for staying financially strong during difficult economic times in eastern Kentucky. A special audit report released last month focused on the financial strength of rural hospitals across Kentucky, citing that a number of those facilities ranked well below the national average.  “Sixty hospitals across Kentucky have been dealt a serious financial blow as a direct result of Obamacare,” McConnell said following the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Luncheon held at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on April 8. With nearly 2,500 employees, PMC’s financial outlook is vital to the state and local economies.  “These are tough times in America, and especially here in Kentucky,” he said. “Small hospitals in our state are having to close down. PMC has been able to grow and more on this story...  

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