Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to announce that it has recently purchased property in the heart of Prestonsburg with the intent to build a medical outpatient facility for the area. The site is the former Music-Carter-Hughes car dealership located on South Lake Drive.

PMC CEO and Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Donovan Blackburn said, “We want to thank Mayor Les Stapleton and the Prestonsburg City Council for their commitment to this project and for welcoming us to the area. They have worked diligently with me to help remove any potential hurdles and clear the way for this opportunity to further develop our regional outreach in health care.”

Blackburn says that realizing the quality of care PMC will bring to the area, the mayor and city council members were ready and eager to make this purchase possible.

“Our commitment to advance and develop world-class health care to the city of Prestonsburg further highlights the tremendous growth of the hospital,” said Blackburn. “We know this phase of development will demonstrate economic growth potential in Prestonsburg and the surrounding area.”

Blackburn stated that the addition of quality health care and the hope for new jobs in the region is a win for everyone. He says that, with the continued commitment from Mayor Stapleton and the Prestonsburg City Council, the people of the area should anticipate even more opportunities to open up in the near future.

The next phase of this project is a demolition plan and the hospital will soon be collaborating with a national architectural firm who is experienced in developing urgent care and community clinics.

“We look forward to this new construction project and its impact on health care,” stated Blackburn. “It is a great day when we can bring quality health care to those in need. We are anxious and excited to further develop relationships in the Prestonsburg area. As plans continue to unfold, we will provide additional details on the services that will be available in our new location.”

PMC has recently made significant investments and opened new clinics in Whitesburg and Martin KY. In July, our newest clinic will open in South Williamson. We are excited to open our first Clinic and/or Urgent Care-type facility soon in Prestonsburg.