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PMC to host Holy Week, Easter services

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) invites everyone to attend the hospital’s Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunrise services, from Sunday, March 29 through Sunday, April 5. “Pikeville Medical Center has observed Holy Week and Easter for as far back as I can remember,” PMC Director of Spiritual Activities Jane Robinson said. “We celebrate the resurrection and are thankful that Pikeville Medical Center values the importance of providing quality care in a Christian environment as it continues to grow. ” The Palm Sunday service will take place at 9:30am on March 29 in the hospital chapel, located on the second floor of the May Tower Holy Week services (Monday, March 30 – Friday April 3) will be held in the chapel from 10:30 a. m. – 11 a. m. Communion will be available throughout the week. more on this story...  

Hospital recognizes GI Nurses

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes National Gastrointestinal (GI) Nurses Week, March 23-29.   PMC’s GI nurses, also known as endoscopy nurses, work in the operating room with patients who need to undergo surgery for problems with their digestive system or GI tract.   This close-knit group enjoys their profession and strives daily to deliver quality care to each patient.   “Not only has the Lord blessed me to be a nurse but he has blessed me to work in endoscopy with the best group of nurses and physicians,” said Euna Blackburn. “I’m happy to work with people that I consider family and hold very dear to my heart,” said Andrea Akers. “As the only child in my family, I never knew that I would end up with a group of sisters that more on this story...  

March 30 marks National Doctors’ Day

PIKEVILLE — On Sunday, March 30, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will celebrate National Doctors’ Day. Doctors’ Day was first conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Ga. March 30 was chosen specifically for the observance because it is the anniversary of the first time anesthesia was used in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long, of Georgia, in 1842. In 1990, President George Bush signed a proclamation declaring Doctors’ Day be observed as a national holiday. “Our doctors’ commitment to our patients is unsurpassed,” said PMC Chief Nursing Officer and Assistant Chief Operating Officer Debra Parsons. “We thank them for being an active part of our mission to provide quality, regional health care in a Christian environment. “Doctors’ Day gives us an opportunity to more on this story...  

Cancer patient seeks votes to walk in Kentucky Oaks parade

ASHCAMP — Eastern Kentucky residents are rallying behind a cancer patient who wants to participate in the Kentucky Oaks parade at the Kentucky Derby. Ashcamp resident Paula McCarty is among hundreds of cancer survivors in Kentucky who are seeking to fill 141 spots in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade on May 1. People who visit the Kentucky Derby website may vote once each day for cancer survivors. Those who receive the most votes at http://kentuckyderby. com/survivors are chosen. McCarty said a person who has cancer is reminded of it every day. “You can never rest from it,” she said. It’s your whole world. Your whole life centers around it. ” She said participating in the parade would help take her away from the “hustle and bustle of cancer and chemo. ” more on this story...  

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