Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) dedication to providing world-class quality healthcare close to home, has received national recognition. CareChex® recently named PMC’s Vascular Department number one in the state for patient safety. This ranking compares clinical quality, patient safety, and performance of virtually all acute care hospitals providing this service.

PMC’s vascular specialists help patients with a wide variety of diseases affecting the arteries and veins. These specialists treat complications from diabetes, blockages in the arteries and veins, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins, wounds that do not heal, and many other circulatory issues. Treatment plans will depend on the symptoms of the patient, but are often nonsurgical in nature.

PMC is home to board certified vascular surgeon,  Al Addasi, MD. “Our team is honored to have this outstanding specialist providing care to the communities we serve,” said Aaron Crum, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President and Assistant CEO.

All PMC’s providers have access to cutting-edge imaging equipment and laboratory analyzers, that aid in their ability to quickly diagnose and develop treatment plans to meet the needs of the patient. PMC is also home to several state-of-the-art labs in which minimally invasive vascular procedures can be performed, often times, in a comfortable and convenient outpatient setting.

“It is an honor to practice at Pikeville Medical Center. PMC is truly dedicated to providing world-class quality healthcare to the region,” said Dr. Addasi.

CareChex Awards are powered by the Quantros Quality Outcomes Analytics Software. Quantros is a leading provider of software-based solutions and services to healthcare. Unlike other publicly available award rankings, CareChex awards are based on comprehensive risk-adjustment methodology and do not include any self-reported data.

More information about the advanced capabilities of Pikeville Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute is available by clicking here.