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    • FEBRUARY 12, 2021
    A Letter of Gratitude from Pikeville Medical Center CEO and VP of Board of Directors Donovan Blackburn

    A Letter of Gratitude from Pikeville Medical Center CEO and VP of Board of Directors Donovan Blackburn

    Dear Friends, Over the past several years, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has been at the forefront of advancing pediatric care. Through hard work and God’s blessing, we opened the first phase of the Appalachian Valley Autism (AVA) Center in spring 2020. In December 2020, thanks to our spectacular staff, the AVA Center was designated as

    • JANUARY 15, 2021
    Bridging the Gap in Healthcare for Children With Autism

    Bridging the Gap in Healthcare for Children With Autism

    For most families with young children, hitting certain milestones, such as saying their first words and potty training, are expected and even taken for granted. However, for families with children on the autism spectrum, these accomplishments are considered victories. Nicole Newsom says her son Carson began showing signs of what she suspected was autism when

    • JANUARY 8, 2021
    PMC Announces Telethon to Raise Money to Fund Autism Center Expansion

    PMC Announces Telethon to Raise Money to Fund Autism Center Expansion

    In an effort to expedite and fund much needed expansion efforts at the Appalachian Valley Autism (AVA) Center, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) and Foundation have announced plans for a live broadcasted telethon to be held on Thursday, January 21st.  The telethon is part of the kick-off of a fundraising campaign called “Speak from the Heart,”

    • AUGUST 14, 2020
    New Autism Center Changes Lives and Creates Jobs

    New Autism Center Changes Lives and Creates Jobs

    Nearly a month ago, PMC began offering behavioral treatment to children throughout the region who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The Appalachian Valley Autism (AVA) Center is now the only dedicated autism center located within a two-hour drive from Pikeville. Specializing in early intervention and treatment, the AVA Center offers Applied Behavior Analysis