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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

    • FEBRUARY 21, 2020
    New Pediatric Wing for Emergency Care Planned for Construction

    New Pediatric Wing for Emergency Care Planned for Construction

    Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Emergency Department (ED) recently announced its certification for pediatric readiness. The prestigious accreditation is just one step toward the future of pediatric care at PMC. The hospital’s ED has always treated pediatric patients. However, a new unique addition is being planned for construction to continue providing 24-hour care to pediatric patients

    • FEBRUARY 21, 2020
    Emergency Department Focusing on Children

    Emergency Department Focusing on Children

    Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Emergency Department (ED) is seeing an increasing number of pediatric patients. This growing group prompted PMC to begin the certification process in November 2019 to become “Pediatric Ready” by the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services for Children (KYEMSC) Program. Being recognized as “Pediatric Ready” demonstrates PMC’s commitment to enhancing emergency care services