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PMC is a Level II Trauma Center: Hospital hosts grand opening celebration

PIKEVILLE – The trauma services at Pikeville Medical Center have been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a scientific and educational association that improves the quality of care for surgical patients. It is now the only ACS-verified Level II Trauma Center more on this story...  


PMC Sleep Center receives 5th straight AASM accreditation

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Sleep Center has received full reaccreditation status from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), marking 20 consecutive years of accreditation. The AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine heath care, education and research. more on this story...  


PMC observing National Cataract Awareness Month

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will be observing National Cataract Awareness Month during June. National Cataract Awareness Month focuses on the importance of eye health. Currently, there are more than 22 million Americans, age 40 or older, with cataracts making this eye condition the more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Pediatrician Shobha Haridas, MD

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Shobha Haridas, MD, pediatrician. A local physician residing in Forest Hills, Dr. Haridas has been practicing in the region for nearly 16 years and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients.   more on this story...  


  

PMC promotes heat safety awareness

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone to understand heat safety and how it effects your health. High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010.   Heat-related deaths and illness more on this story...  


Risk Management vital to keeping PMC safe

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is celebrating Risk Management Week June 15-19. Risk Management Week highlights the importance of reducing the risk of injury to patients, employees and/or visitors at a health care facility. PMC’s Patient Safety and Risk Management team provides support and assistance more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Jennifer Wright, PhD

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Jennifer Wright, PhD, licensed psychologist. Dr. Wright received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky, Master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and SpE Educational Psychology and PhD from the University of Kentucky.   more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Our Employees Make The Difference: Greta Spears - Unit Secretary, Pediatrics

Floyd County resident Greta Spears celebrated her 25th anniversary as a Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) employee in December, and she’s happily moving into her 26th year of employment. In 1989, Spears was working at a local restaurant and decided she wanted a job where she more on this story...

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Community News


New state laws go into effect this week

FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session go into effect this week. The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The General Assembly’s 2015 session adjourned on March more on this story...  


We’re still here: JWT boosts economy in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton, Jenny Wiley Theatre Executive Director Martin Childers and Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Manager Julian Slone all have one thing in common — they want the public to know Jenny Wiley Theatre is still open and active in Prestonsburg.   more on this story...  


Varia Planetarium dedicated

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College and the East Kentucky Science Center (EKSC) held a dedication ceremony on Saturday, June 6 for the Dr. Mahendra Varia Planetarium. Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of BSCTC, said it isn’t often that you experience benevolence and philanthropy more on this story...  


Rotary Youth Fitness Challenge a success

PIKEVILLE — Approximately 200 students in three Pike County schools collectively lost 76 inches off their waists and 331 pounds, thanks to the collaboration between two local nonprofit organizations. The Pikeville Rotary Club provided $3,000 in funding to the Pikeville Area Family YMCA last fall to more on this story...  


Griffin to lead AAO

Laura E. Griffin, D. O. , FAAO, associate professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) and chair of the department of OPP at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, was chosen to be the president-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) during the academy’s annual convocation in Louisville. more on this story...  


  

Tackett honored with name on Country Music Highway

DORTON — State and local leaders joined community residents in a ceremony honoring musician Marlow Tackett on June 23. Tackett, a Pike County musician and founder of an annual Christmas giveaway that helped thousands of eastern Kentucky families for decades, is now honored alongside other musicians more on this story...  


Local communities join the fight against cancer: Floyd, Letcher, Pike and Tug Valley raise $176,000 this month for Relay

Local residents turned out in droves this month to help the American Cancer Society “Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back” against cancer during Relay for Life events held throughout eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. In that effort, individuals, organizations and businesses in this region have made more on this story...  


PHS honors distinguished alumni

Pikeville High School will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary. The school’s Alumni Association will host its 100th reunion on July 30-Aug. 1, with numerous activities planned. For the past year, the association has published monthly articles that detail the school’s history. This month, more on this story...  


Americorps honored in Prestonsburg

PRESTONSBURG — Members of UNITE’s Service Corps have been tutors, teachers, mentors and coaches throughout this past school year. “They have educated, they have been role models, and they have served,” said Nancy Hale, UNITE president/CEO, during a year-end celebration for the AmeriCorps program more on this story...  


Buser re-elected

Boyd R. Buser, D. O. , FACOFP, vice president for health affairs and dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, was re-elected to the board of governors and the nominating committee of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) at the AAO’s Convocation in Louisville. A more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Karen Gross Ward Friend, 70, of Pikeville, died June 17. Funeral: June 20. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Paul Dean Damron, 47, of Chester, Va. , formerly of Pikeville, died June 16. Funeral: June 20. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Jimmy Lee Meade Sr. , more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Virgie Belle Epling, 58, of Zebulon, died June 15. Funeral: June 19, Full Gospel Christian Church, Hurricane, Pikeville Wanda Louise Looney, 62, of Lick Creek, died June 11. Funeral: June 13, Glory Bound Freewill Baptist Church, Ashcamp. Burial: Bartley Cemetery, Elkhorn City more on this story...  


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Sports


16th Annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon: Heat, humidity keep race record intact

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — Tug Valley Road Runners Club President David Hatfield knew early on last Saturday morning it was going to be tough for a new Hatfield-McCoy Marathon race record to be set. His hunch was right. Former Kentucky resident and Mullins, S. C. , more on this story...  


  

Pike County Academic/Athletic Hall of Fame: Banquet honors outstanding students, teams

PIKEVILLE — It was a night of celebration as Pike County Schools inducted the newest members of the Academic/Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on June 8. The Class of 2015 included four Belfry High School students, varsity more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Not seeing is sometimes believing

When watching the news, we are sometimes overwhelmed at what is presented.   I find that most news regarding Christianity is negative. If a pastor or an entire church stumbles, it portrays Christianity as a whole as something less than desirable. The more on this story...

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