The cath labs, recently installed at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), play a vital role in the future of heart care in eastern Ky. This expansion and investment of the state-of-the-art cath labs supports the commitment to aggressively fight heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women.

The patients in the region deserve the best care possible and PMC appreciates all those who had a part in advancing cardiac care.

PMC Chief Executive Officer, Donovan Blackburn said, “I want to thank the Big Sandy Area Development District, Pam Farmer and the entire Economic Development Administration for the almost 2.5 million dollars in grant money that was contributed toward this project. Also, I want to thank Governor Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers for their support.”

However, Blackburn says it does not stop with this investment. “I am really excited about the direction the hospital is going. The innovative network we have created throughout the hospital is not only impressive, but it is important to and for the success of our patients and for the progression of our hospital,” he said.

Blackburn says the board of directors has authorized an addition to the heart institute with a construction project that will cost about 18 million dollars with another 10 million dollars in additional equipment, to follow.

Heart care will never be the same, and it is Pikeville Medical Center that is leading the fight.