Pikeville Medical Center has achieved the pinnacle of health care recognition.
and Chief Executive Officer Walter E. May’s commitment to excellence
has propelled the hospital to an unprecedented third consecutive
National Hospital of the Year honor. In addition, PMC received a second
honor designating Hospital of Choice Emeritus status.
status means PMC is retired from competing for the award but retains an
honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement. Click here for more >>>
State-Of-The-Art Diagnostic Equipment
PMC has invested millions to offer the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available anywhere.
We have purchased two Toshiba 320 slice scanners. To our knowledge, we were the first and only hospital anywhere to have two of these scanners on one campus.
Our diagnostic imaging is now even more advanced with the addition of two 1.5 Tesla MRI machines and a 3.0 Tesla Verio Open MRI!
In addition, the PACS system now allows physicians to have access to many of their patients' diagnostic images within seconds after they are scanned, whether the physician is in Pikeville, or on the other side of the globe.
Top quality Cancer Care
Pikeville Medical Center recently purchased two RapidArc™ linear accelerators to treat cancer patients. This represents an investment valued at over $10 million. These accelerators are so advanced they can track and target a tumor in a patient's lung as they breathe, and the tumor moves. Our cancer center has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Cancer since 1993.
has invested in three Selenia Digital Mammography systems that allows
radiologists far better imaging than previously available. This leads to
earlier detection, more accurate diagnoses, and more lives saved.
One of the Nation's Best Places to Work!
Pikeville Medical Center has been named one of the 100 Best Places to
Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and Best Companies Group. This
is the fourth year PMC has been selected for this prestigious award. (click here for details).
Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2013.
This is the sixth year PMC has been honored with this esteemed award. (click here for details)
While other health care organizations struggle, Pikeville Medical Center excels, and provides it's employees with competitive salaries, an exceptional benefits package, supportive management and the resources they need to do their jobs more effectively.
Heart & Vascular Institute
PMC's Heart & Vascular Institute has made tremendous strides. For more information, please visit the Heart and Vascular Institute section of this website/
Medical Center was the first hospital in Kentucky to offer the
exceptional imaging delivered by the GE Vivid Dimension 7 "4-D"
echocardiogram system. With this system, our cardiologists can virtually
see inside the chambers of your heart, watch it beat, and observe the
movement from almost any angle imaginable.
PMC's BrainLab system allows our neurosurgeons, Dr. Duane Densler and Dr. Norman Mayer, to track the fibers and neural pathways to plan their journey into and out of the brain. This leads to surgeries that are more accurate, more effective, safer and with less damage to surrounding brain tissue.