When a person is involved in a serious accident or is critically injured, knowing higher level care is available 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 Trauma Department at Pikeville Medical Center also offers the services of trauma program managers and case management staff to assist patients and their families, as well as offer community education.
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 department to ensure PMC is equipped to offer quicker response times, immediate access to CT scans and a faster turnaround on lab work.