Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Board of Directors recently elected Mike McCoy and David Baird to their distinguished group.

The PMC Board President, Ron Burchett said, “When we look for board members we look for individuals who are respected in the community and are a stand-out in their professions. These two fit the bill and we think they will be great.”

Burchett says both McCoy and Baird are involved in performance improvement and finance, giving them a good overview of the operations of PMC.

“They have already made contributions at the board meetings and we believe that will continue,” he said.

The new board members join this group of engineers, attorneys, physicians, philanthropists, supervisors and bankers who are committed to health care, business and betterment of the community. The board members are deeply seeded in community service, and serve, or have served, on multiple local, regional and state board of directors. They have received several awards and honors for efforts made around the world and are the gatekeepers of the hospital.

Some board members are retired while others hold positions of leadership locally and throughout the state of Kentucky. They all serve on various committees, overseeing the works of the hospital, and are dedicated to PMC’s mission of providing world-class quality health care in a Christian environment.

McCoy has been in banking and the financial services industry and is currently the Regional President for MCNB Banks. Previously, he was President and CEO of the Bank of Hindman and Area Executive for BB&T.

He graduated from Belfry High School, the University of Kentucky, the University Of Virginia Graduate School Of Bank Management and the BB&T Leadership Institute. McCoy previously served as a board member for Pikeville Independent Schools, the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Pike County Economic Authority and the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority.

“I feel very honored and blessed to have been elected to the PMC board of directors,” said McCoy. “The hospital is tremendously important to this community and the entire Eastern Kentucky region not only for its health care services, but its overall outreach within its footprint.”

McCoy says he will do everything in his power to add value to the board, drawing upon his 36 year banking and business career.

“I am excited to work with our outstanding President and CEO, Donovan Blackburn, our excellent new senior management team and my fellow board members in moving the hospital forward,” he said.

“The board is very focused and engaged,” he added. “We have great new leadership to overcome the challenges the hospital is experiencing.”

He says his main focus, as a new board member, is to quickly get acclimated to his responsibilities and add value to the board.

Baird is a Pikeville native and works as an attorney at Baird & Baird, P.S.C. His concentration of practice is Mineral and Environmental Law, Real Property Transactions and Litigation, Insurance Defense, Administrative Law and General Practice.

He is a graduate of Miami University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance in 2002. He received his Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Highland Heights, Ky. in 2005. Baird was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 2005.

Baird is involved in several charities including the Board of Directors for Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity, the Board of Directors of Coal Education Development and Resource (CEDAR), Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Pikeville Rotary Club where he also serves on its Board of Directors.

“I was excited to be invited to join the board and will work hard to make a positive impact,” he said. “I believe it is important to give back to the community where I live and this organization impacts more lives than any other in the region.”

Baird is currently serving on the Finance, Performance Improvement and Corporate Compliance committees.

Both McCoy and Baird have been appointed to three committees including finance, corporate compliance and performance improvement and have expressed their excitement to serve in their new roles.

“The opportunity to serve this community and region on the PMC board is a great privilege for me,” said McCoy. “I am very excited about the future of the hospital and it’s potential for growth.”

Baird said, “Like most people at PMC, my focus is on maintaining the highest possible level of patient care.  Achieving this goal is not possible without a collaborative and constant effort from all departments and the Board of Directors.”

Both men agree that whether through their own family’s medical needs or those of a friend or loved one, they have benefited from a broad range of services offered at PMC.  They say they are committed to making PMC and even greater provider of regional health care services by recruiting excellent physicians and expanding services to meet the needs of the region.

For additional information about the Pikeville Medical Center Board of Directors call 606-218-3500.