PMC recognizes many patients will require routine care during the COVID-19 pandemic, among those are patients who are pregnant. PMC’s highly-trained staff, obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatologists, respiratory therapists and nursing specialists stand ready to provide quality healthcare to the region.

PMC is following guidelines set by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Governor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Kentucky Department of Public Health, and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

PMC’s Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) have applied precautions to enable the hospital to continue to provide quality care during this pandemic. PMC has followed recommendations, including the addition of negative pressure rooms in preparation for the possibility of receiving COVID-19 patients.  Negative pressure allows airflow into the room  where it is vented and not recirculated.

PMC Obstetricians recommend that patients follow precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person contact. Pregnant patients should take the same steps as other patients to protect themselves, including washing hands, avoiding touching  eyes, nose, and mouth, staying home as much as possible, staying at least six feet away from other people, and avoiding  people who are sick.

Thousands of expectant Eastern Kentucky families have chosen Pikeville Medical Center for their childbirth experience.  PMC has grown to become one of the largest, most progressive medical centers in the region. PMC takes pride in continuing labor and delivery and NICU services to patients during this unprecedented time.