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Photo of the jungle themed pediatric waiting room with tree, monkey and giraffe at the Mettu Children's hospital.
Photo of a pediatric bed at the Mettu Children's hospital.
Photo of pediatric crib bed.
Photo of the jungle themed pediatric waiting room with giraffe at the Mettu Children's hospital.

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    • MARCH 11, 2022
    Another Mettu Children’s Hospital Patient Receives A Visit From Buddy Bear

    Another Mettu Children’s Hospital Patient Receives A Visit From Buddy Bear

    This week, the Mettu Children’s Hospital mascot, Buddy Bear, brightened the day of one of his biggest fans.  During a recent visit to the hospital, Paxton was mesmerized as he watched Buddy Bear on the monitors. His mom, Misty, says Paxton gets excited whenever he sees the Mettu Children’s Hospital commercial on television, which made

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    • MARCH 3, 2022
    Mettu Children’s Hospital Mascot, Buddy Bear, Eases Fears for Pediatric Patients

    Mettu Children’s Hospital Mascot, Buddy Bear, Eases Fears for Pediatric Patients

    The Mettu Children’s Hospital at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is making a difference in the lives of pediatric patients and families throughout the region. For many families, the days of traveling hours from Eastern Kentucky for pediatric care are a thing of the past. Patients can now receive quality care close to home thanks to

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    • DECEMBER 27, 2021
    Pikeville Medical Center Partners With Charity to Spread Holiday Cheer

    Pikeville Medical Center Partners With Charity to Spread Holiday Cheer

    On December 22, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) staff delivered Christmas gifts to young patients at the Mettu Children’s Hospital (MCH), thanks to a generous donation from the Toys for Hospitalized Children charity. The toys were delivered to each pediatric patient just in time for Christmas by the Mettu Children’s Hospital mascot, Buddy Bear, which brought

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    • DECEMBER 15, 2021
    Mettu Children’s Hospital First Specialty Clinic Pediatric Patient

    Mettu Children’s Hospital First Specialty Clinic Pediatric Patient

    The Mettu Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic at Pikeville Medical Center saw its first patient after officially opening its doors. The patient, Aurora, from Floyd County, is currently receiving care at UK Healthcare Joint Pediatric Heart Program in Lexington, KY. Aurora saw Louis Bezold III, MD, certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Cardiology with UK

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    • DECEMBER 7, 2021
    Mettu Children’s Hospital Admits First Patient

    Mettu Children’s Hospital Admits First Patient

    The Mettu Children’s Hospital at Pikeville Medical Center admitted its first patient just hours after officially opening its doors. The patient, 18-month-old Emberlynn, known as “Emmy” by her Pike County family, is currently receiving care by PMC Pediatric Hospitalist Brandon Nelson, MD and other pediatric nursing staff. “We are excited to be able to keep

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