Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Emergency Department (ED) has accelerated swiftly throughout the years. Over time, PMC’s ED has evolved into a state-of-the-art facility providing care to the region.
PMC’s ED provides medical care to patients in need of immediate attention. It offers around-the-clock quality healthcare in individual emergencies and disasters. “Our goal at PMC is to continue to grow and develop as an organization while improving every day on the care we provide to our patients in the region,” said PMC Director of the Emergency Dept., Dale Morton. “We are always training and improving our ability to perform procedures for ill or injured patients and deliver high-quality care.”
“We have come a long way, and our future looks very promising,” said Morton. “In fact, we have plans to continue to grow and provide more opportunities for our patients.”
In 1990, The ED experienced the first step toward being an essential part of the region when they expanded to 12 ED rooms, including a casting room for orthopedic patients.
PMC expanded the ED to a 23,000 square feet area in 2009.
The $10 million expansion allowed PMC to treat more patients.
In 2013, PMC’s ED expanded to offer trauma care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
PMC’s trauma team consists of emergent care in trauma, emergency department, neurosurgery, orthopedic trauma, critical care, interventional radiology, and local emergency transportation services.
PMC received accreditation as Kentucky’s only Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
The growth of PMC’s ED has extended the number of patients and services offered to the region.
At this time, PMC now sees an average of approximately 50,000 patients annually. PMC has 36 ED beds for treatment and employs physicians, nurses, mid-level providers, and staff.
“Our staff is dedicated to providing high-quality care to our patients,” added Morton. “I am excited to see what the future holds for PMC and the patients in this region.”
PMC plans to open a pediatric wing in the ED to provide pediatric care to patients.