When a person is involved in a serious accident or is critically injured, having higher level care at a nearby trauma center is reassuring. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to be the home of Kentucky’s only level II trauma center, offering specialized life-saving trauma care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PMC’s trauma team is comprised of experienced physicians, surgeons and nurses, all with advanced training in a vast array of specialties. The PMC Trauma Department also offers the services of trauma program managers and case management staff to assist patients and their families. In addition, Pikeville Medical Center has a full-time trauma outreach team, whose main focus is providing community education to students, law enforcement and other groups across the region.

PMC’s level II trauma center is prepared to provide care in the following areas of specialty in addition to traditional emergency medicine: general surgery, trauma surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, hand surgery, plastic surgery, oral/maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology, interventional radiology, urology, respiratory, pulmonology and critical care.

PMC’s trauma services include but are not limited to, the care of patients who have experienced a motor vehicle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident, a
traumatic fall or a gunshot wound.

The emergency department (ED) at PMC is comprised of two trauma bays, three triage bays, physiological monitoring in every room and on-site digital x-rays and CT scanners, featuring an advanced 320-slice scanner dedicated solely to emergency and trauma cases. Careful attention was given when designing the emergency and trauma areas to ensure PMC is equipped to offer quicker response times, immediate access to scans and a faster turnaround on lab work.

PMC’s ED is certified as “Pediatric Ready,” is a Certified Autism Center and has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the American Heart
Association. On average, PMC’s Emergency Department and Trauma team document approximately 45,000 patient visits per year.