Press Release: PMC Announces Changes

Al Greenfield
Director of Public Relations
606-218-4946 (office)
606-216-0631 (cell)

Pikeville Medical Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Donovan Blackburn to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The board of directors is pleased to welcome Mr. Blackburn to his new senior leadership role and looks forward to furthering the hospital’s mission to provide “World-Class Quality Health Care in a Christian Environment”. Mr. Blackburn was previously serving as the Assistant CEO. He also brings many years of managerial experience from his years as City Manager of the City of Pikeville.

Pikeville Medical Center is also pleased to announce that Ron Burchett has been elected as President of the board of directors and Dr. Alex Poulos has been elected Vice President of the board. Both Burchett and Poulos are long-standing members of the board who have served in leadership positions during the hospital’s long period of growth. Joe Dean Anderson will continue to serve as Secretary.

The hospital wants to express its deep appreciation for more than 56 years of service to the hospital by former CEO and board chairman Walter E. May. May has not given any statements about his future plans.