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About Pikeville Medical Center

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is a 261-bed facility that has been dedicated to providing quality care in Kentucky for 89 years. The organization offers more than 400 services, including every major specialty and most subspecialties, and is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

PMC has completed a $150 million expansion, adding an 11-story clinic and a 10-story parking garage to its main campus. The new clinic will house office and clinical space for outpatient surgery, as well as exam rooms for primary and specialty care physicians. The enclosed parking garage has spaces for 1,162 cars.

The hospital has nearly 2,400 employees and 350 credentialed providers, all focused on providing top-quality patient care.

With a progressive, supportive administration and board of directors, our employees and physicians have the tools and training they need to provide excellent quality health care. Technology, innovation, vision and finance are rapidly driving Pikeville Medical Center towards its goal of being a National Leader in Health Care

Pikeville Medical Center is home to some of the most sophisticated, technologically advanced medical equipment to be found anywhere.

On May 23, 2013, Officials from Mayo Clinic and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) announced that PMC is now a  member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients.

PMC providers will have access to Mayo Clinic resources, including its online point-of-care information system and its electronic consulting process that connects physicians with Mayo Clinic specialists on questions of diagnosis, therapy or care management. Click here for more >>>

State-Of-The-Art Diagnostic Equipment
PMC has invested millions to offer the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available anywhere.

We have purchased two Toshiba 320 slice scanners. To our knowledge, we were the first and only hospital anywhere to have two of these scanners on one campus.

Our diagnostic imaging is now even more advanced with the addition of two 1.5 Tesla MRI machines and a 3.0 Tesla Verio Open MRI! 

In addition, the PACS system now allows physicians to have access to many of their patients' diagnostic images within seconds after they are scanned, whether the physician is in Pikeville, or on the other side of the globe.



Heart & Vascular Institute
PMC's Heart & Vascular Institute has made tremendous strides. For more information, please visit the Heart and Vascular Institute section of this website/

4-D Echocardiograms
Pikeville Medical Center was the first hospital in Kentucky to offer the exceptional imaging delivered by the GE Vivid Dimension 7 "4-D" echocardiogram system. With this system, our cardiologists can virtually see inside the chambers of your heart, watch it beat, and observe the movement from almost any angle imaginable.

PMC's BrainLab system allows our neurosurgeons, Dr. Duane Densler and Dr. Norman Mayer, to track the fibers and neural pathways to plan their journey into and out of the brain. This leads to surgeries that are more accurate, more effective, safer and with less damage to surrounding brain tissue.

Digital Mammography
PMC has invested in three Selenia Digital Mammography systems that allows radiologists far better imaging than previously available. This leads to earlier detection, more accurate diagnoses, and more lives saved.

Top quality Cancer Care

Pikeville Medical Center recently purchased two RapidArc™ linear accelerators to treat cancer patients. This represents an investment valued at over $10 million. These accelerators are so advanced they can track and target a tumor in a patient's lung as they breathe, and the tumor moves. Our cancer center has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Cancer since 1993.


Nationally Recognized as a Leader in Health Care

Awards and Recognitions:

  • December 2014 - PMC recognized as a "Top Performer" by the Joint Commission
  • December 2014 - PMC Awarded Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) gold medal for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation within the hospital and community.
  • December 2014  - PMC's cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation departments received reaccreditation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    for meeting strict standards of practice
  • October 9, 2014 - Health Impact Award - This award was presented to Pikeville Medical Center's Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Bill Harris by U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers. Dr. Harris and his team of physicians have significantly improved the delivery of quality cardiac care to the people of eastern Kentucky.
  • August 2014 - PMC named one of  "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience" by WomenCertified
  • May 2014 - Pikeville Medical Center received full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
  • April 2014 - Pikeville Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines® —Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
  • January 2014 - Pikeville Medical Center has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2014 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics.
  • September 2013 - Pikeville Medical Center's Nephrology Department and Heart and Vascular Institute was recently recognized as a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence by the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC). (click here for details)
  • August 2013 - August 2013 - PMC named as one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine (click here for details)
  • July 2013 - PMC receives The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Quality Achievement Award. (click here for details)
  • July 2013 - PMC awarded the Excellence Through Insight award for "Overall Clinic Satisfaction" from HealthStream. (click here for details)
  • April 2013 - Pikeville Medical Center’s cancer program and the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center have been granted a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). (click here for details)
  • March 2013 - PMC Awarded the Gold Stroke Plus Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (click here for details)
  • March 2013 - The Pikeville Medical Weight Loss Surgery Center approved as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. (click here for details)
  • January 2013 - Pikeville Medical Center named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2013. This is the sixth year PMC has been honored with this esteemed award. 
  • January 2013 - PMC received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. (click here for details)
  • November 2012 - Three PMC physicians including Dr. Bill Harris and Dr. Dennis Havens were listed on the Best Doctors in America list. (click here for details)
  • October 2012 - PMC ranked number 3 nationally and 1st in Kentucky in the large organization category in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work. Modern Healthcare is the industry's most respected business magazine. (click here for details)
  • October 2012 - Studer Group presented Pikeville Medical Center with the Excellence in Patient Care award for their exemplary "doctor communication" ratings on the HCAHPS patient survey. (click here for details)
  • October 2012 - Studer Group names Pikeville Medical Center as their October 2012 Healthcare Organization of the month.
  • September 2012 - PMC named to Modern Healthcare's Healthcare's Hottest Companies (click here for details)
  • September 2012 - PMC named one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified with the Women's Choice Award (click here for details)
  • August, 2012 - PMC named a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for ranking in top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide based on patient satisfaction data from 3,837 U.S. hospitals
  • June 2012 - PMC named National Hospital of the Year for an unprecedented 3rd consecutive time and also named Hospital of Choice Emeritus (Click here for details)
  • April, 2012 - PMC voted the #1 hospital to work at in Best Places to Work in Kentucky (click here for details)
  • February 2012 - PMC has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's Best Regional Hospital (click here for details)
  • February 2012 - PMC has again won a Hospital of Choice Award. PMC is in the Top 10 of more than 400 hospitals that were considered. PMC is the only Kentucky hospital to be a Hospital of Choice. (click here for details)
  • February 2012 - PMC's Radiology Services have received three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology. (click here for details)
  • January 2012 - For the 5th straight year, PMC has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky
  • PMC was named as the 2010-2011 National Hospital of the Year by The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. We are the Nation's only repeat winner.
  • PMC is ranked 5th in the nation and 1st in Kentucky in Modern Healthcare Magazine's Best Places to Work for 2011. This is the 4th consecutive year of national recognition by Modern Healthcare.
  • Pikeville Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in three specialty areas (Gynecology, Ear Nose & Throat and Nephrology) by U.S. News and World Report for 2011-2012.
  • PMC was named as one of "America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience" by WomenCertified.
  • In 2011, PMC's IT department was ranked 7th in the nation in Healthcare IT News' Where to Work: Best Hospital IT Departments.
  • PMC was named the #1 hospital to work for in Kentucky in Best Places To Work In Kentucky for 2010 and again in 2011.
  • In 2011, we were awarded the Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for maintaining strict adherence to nationally accepted best practices for stroke care. This is their highest award offered for stroke care.
  • 3 PMC physicians, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Dennis Havens, Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Bill Harris, and Rheumatologist Dr. John Furcolow were named to the 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America list.
  • The Excellence through Insight Award was presented to PMC for rating #1 nationally for patient satisfaction in Inpatient Oncology and Inpatient Rehabilitation.
  • Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the American College of Surgeons (given to the top 7 percent of cancer programs in the nation each year) 
  • June 2009 - We were awarded the Baldrige criteria based Level 4 Excellence Award by The Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence
  • PMC named the 2009-2010 National Hospital of the Year by The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers

Earlier recognitions

  • 5-Star Rating for Cholecystectomy 
  • 5-Star Rating for Hip Fracture Repair 
  • 5-Star Rating for Treatment of Pneumonia  
  • 5-Star Rating for Treatment of Respiratory Failure  
  • American Cancer Society’s “Multiple Team Excellence Award”  
  • American Cancer Society’s Community Volunteer of the Year Award to the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center  
  • American Diabetes Association’s Recognition Award to PMC’s Diabetes Education department  
  • 2008 Best Places to Work in KY Award  (#4) Awarded by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Central Kentucky Blood Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Walter E. May  
  • Chamber of Commerce award for Community Involvement  
  • CMS Certificate of Appreciation presented to the Wellness Department  
  • Get Healthy Kentucky Award recipient (by the governor’s office)  
  • Hospital of Choice recipient and a Top 10 finalist for the nation’s Hospital of the Year award by the American Alliance of Health Care Providers  
  • Kentucky Hospital Association Award for Leadership and Governance award 
  • Kentucky’s First Level 3 Accredited Chest Pain Center, the highest recognition given by the Society of Chest Pain Centers  
  • McKesson National VIP Award for Supporting Organizational Growth and Technology  
  • National American Organization of Nurse Executive Award (Partnership Award) presented to Cheryl Hickman   
  • PMC’s Leonard Lawson Cancer Center was the recipient of the highly-acclaimed Judith Ann Cook Excellence Award (the only hospital in Kentucky to receive the award)  
  • PRC 4-Star Customer Service Top Performer for Overall Inpatient Services  
  • PRC 5-Star Service Award in Cardiothoracic Vascular Unit   
  • PRC 5-Star Service Award in Inpatient Rehabilitation (Top 1% in the Nation)  
  • PRC 5-Star Service Award in Obstetrics  
  • PRC 5-Star Service Award in Oncology (Top 1% in the Nation)
  • PRC Cancer/Oncology Top Performer (Overall Quality of Care)  
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 (#8) in Kentucky for Joint Replacement


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