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    • JUNE 19, 2020
    Pediatricians Recommend Vaccinations for Patient Safety

    Pediatricians Recommend Vaccinations for Patient Safety

    As the start of the upcoming school year approaches, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) pediatricians are urging parents to take a proactive approach to getting back-to-school vaccinations. Students from preschoolers to college are required to receive specific vaccinations at different points during their educational experience. Vaccinations are one of the most important forms of prevention. They

    • JUNE 19, 2020
    Pediatric Care Is Vital for Patients

    Pediatric Care Is Vital for Patients

    The Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Pediatric Department has the distinct honor of overseeing the growth and development of the region’s biggest asset, its children. The continued care for pediatric patients is led by a team of four board certified physicians including Bradley Akers MD, Shobha Haridas MD, Kishore Gadikota MD, and Aaronda Wells MD. These

    • JUNE 5, 2020
    PMC’s Surgery Department Resumes Elective Surgical Procedures

    PMC’s Surgery Department Resumes Elective Surgical Procedures

    While the Commonwealth is still battling the coronavirus pandemic, Kentuckians are settling into a new normal. Healthcare is leading the way by safely resuming previously restricted services. Hospitals throughout the state were required to postpone elective surgeries and only provide emergent services during the early onset of COVID-19 and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) complied. Those

    • MAY 29, 2020
    PMC Uses Nasal Sanitizer to Reduce PPE Use and Improve Patient Safety

    PMC Uses Nasal Sanitizer to Reduce PPE Use and Improve Patient Safety

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has not treated an extremely high volume of COVID-19 patients, but understand that could change very quickly. As the hospital continues to follow the recommendations of the CDC, the PMC Infection Control Department is consistently searching for ways to eliminate as many different types of bacteria as possible. PMC has recently