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PMC praised for mom, baby care

PIKEVILLE  — In 2012, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched the Partnership for Patients’ Hospital Engagement Network. Through that program, and through a partnership between the Anthem Foundation and the Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Inc. (KIPSQ), a nonprofit subsidiary of the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), many Kentucky birthing hospitals joined together to reduce non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks.    PMC participated in the Kentucky Hospital Engagement Network and the Anthem Foundation “Improving Patient Safety for Mom and Baby” initiatives. They significantly reduced the number of early elective deliveries (inductions) and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy.   March of Dimes commented that babies born full-term have a healthier start in life. Director of Womens Services Jeanette Sexton, said, “It’s a true honor to be recognized by the Kentucky Hospital more on this story...  

PMC Trauma Department hosts Jenkins Project Prom

PIKEVILLE — On April 28, Pikeville Medical Center’s Trauma Department held Project Prom at Jenkins Middle/High School to help teach students the importance of keeping their eyes and mind on the road when driving. PMC Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Scott Suttles said, “The death rate from car crashes in Kentucky (23. 2 per 100,000) is higher than that of the national average (12. 9 per 1,000). At Pikeville Medical Center, we hope to decrease the overall death rate by providing trauma care for patients who are severely injured. ” At 1pm, Jenkins Middle/High School Students, along with their teachers, gathered to watch their peers in a real-life scenario of what can happen when driving distracted. In the scenario, five students were driving to the prom when they decided to take a selfie. They unbuckled their seat belts and gathered around the more on this story...  

PMC encourages proper skin care

PIKEVILLE — May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center encourages everyone to take precautions when going outdoors this summer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U. S. Every year more than 3. 5 million new cases are diagnosed and nearly five million people are treated for skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. There are two different types of skin cancer: non-melanoma and melanoma. Melanoma is considered to be more serious, with one person dying from this diagnosis every 57 minutes. Even though these statistics are alarming, there are many steps people can take to protect themselves and their family. Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) more on this story...  

PMC receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award: Award demonstrates PMC’s commitment to stroke patients

PIKEVILLE  Pikeville Medical Primary Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. This marks the third consecutive year the stroke center has earned this honor. “Pikeville Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines — Stroke helps us achieve that goal,” said PMC Neurologist and Stroke Center Medical Director Dr. Naveed Ahmed. “With this award, our hospital demonstrates its commitment to ensuring our patients receive care based on internationally — respected clinical guidelines. ” Dr. Ahmed continued, “This award is a more on this story...  

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