On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9:45am, Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) CEO and Vice President of the Board of Directors, Donovan Blackburn entered into a contractual agreement for South Williamson’s newest health care facility.

The new Pikeville Medical Center Primary and Specialty Clinic will be located in the South Side Mall in the former location of Magic Mart and Kmart.

This new location will provide approximately 20,000 square feet of space. The first phase of this project is scheduled to open by September 30, 2019 and will fill an 8,500 square foot space within the structure.

There will be PMC parking spaces conveniently located directly in front of the clinic and also on the right side of the building with over-flow parking provided in the mall parking lot.

PMC has had an extremely successful specialty clinic in South Williamson for several years. Due to structural issues beyond the control of PMC, the specialty clinic will be forced to close temporarily during construction at the new location.

“The space the hospital has occupied in the old school house simply does not measure up to our standards,” said Blackburn. “We are beginning construction in our new location immediately, during which time our South Williamson Specialty Clinic patients will be seen on our main campus in Pikeville.”

This temporary set-up is designed with patient care and safety first and foremost.

“We feel our patients throughout the area will be thrilled with our new location,” stated Blackburn. “We are an active part of this community that we serve. We sincerely care about our patients and their good health and we anxiously look forward to opening this new state-of-the-art facility.

Blackburn says the new location will be modern, comfortable and convenient.

“Our footprint in the area is growing exponentially. This move will be extremely beneficial for the patients in and around the area but it will also stimulate economic growth for the mall area and other local businesses,” Blackburn stated.

This new facility has tremendous growth potential.

Blackburn said, “We are offering better options and more specialized medicine. It is fair to say that in all areas of health care, PMC intends to be the leader.