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PMC receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award: Award demonstrates PMC’s commitment to stroke patients

PIKEVILLE  Pikeville Medical Primary Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. This marks the third consecutive year the stroke center has earned this honor. “Pikeville Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines — Stroke helps us achieve that goal,” said PMC Neurologist and Stroke Center Medical Director Dr. Naveed Ahmed. “With this award, our hospital demonstrates its commitment to ensuring our patients receive care based on internationally — respected clinical guidelines. ” Dr. Ahmed continued, “This award is a more on this story...  

PMC recognizes lab staff

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) joins hospitals across the country in observing Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19 - 25. Clinical laboratory science professionals play a key role in the diagnosis and prevention of diseases. Laboratory staff usually work behind the scenes but are essential to quality patient care.   “I am very proud of our department,” PMC Laboratory Director Carolyn Johnson said. “The lab is accredited by the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program, which is considered the ‘gold standard’ for laboratory accreditation. ” As PMC has grown, so has the laboratory, which is located on the second floor of the Elliott building next to the May Tower entrance, in the PMC Outpatient Diagnostic Center and the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.   The lab has 39 full-time and three part-time medical technologists/medical laboratory technicians, 27 full-time and five more on this story...  

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...  

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