Mission: Pikeville medical center's mission is to provide quality regional healthcare in a christian environment.
Programs: Physician practices:currently, over 350 healthcare providers are credentialed to practice medicine at pikeville medical center (pmc). In fy 2014, pmc welcomed 31 physicians and two physician assistants. The physicians recruited during that time period consist of four anesthesiologists, two cardiologists, one cardiologist/electrophysiologist, one family medicine physician, two general surgeons, one hematologist/oncologist, one hospitalist, one infectious disease specialist, one nephrologist, one neurologist, four osteopathic manipulative therapy physicians, one ophthalmologist, one otolaryngologist, one pain management specialist, two pediatricians, one plastic/reconstructive and hand surgeon, two radiation oncologists, two trauma surgeons, one urologist and one vascular surgeon. One psychologist also began practicing at pmc during the year. With the addition of these new physicians, pmc offers more than 400 services, including every specialty and many subspecialties. Pmc is a proud member of the mayo clinic care network. This partnership - the first of its kind to be formed in the area - is a powerful tool that allows pmc physicians to consult with mayo clinic physicians on complex medical cases. As a member of the mayo clinic care network, pmc has access to the latest information, tools and technologies to provide quality care as well as improve systems and the overall health of the community. Until recently, most of pmc's physician practices were spread throughout the community and outlying areas. To make health care more accessible and efficient, pmc opened an 11-story clinic and a 10-story parking garage on the hospital's main campus in april 2014. The pmc clinic houses eight additional operating rooms, six endoscopy suites, 23 pre-op rooms, 27 post-op rooms and most of pmc's physician practices including cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, general surgery, interventional radiology, gastroenterology, urology, orthopedic trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, podiatry, sports medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine, endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, physiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and plastic surgery. The 1,162-space parking garage connects to the pmc clinic on each floor, allowing patients to conveniently park on the same floor as their physician's office. In addition to physician practices found in the clinic, pmc offers: bariatric surgery in pikeville (kentucky); cardiology - general/invasive/interventional/electrophysiology - in whitesburg, prestonsburg, south williamson and lexington (kentucky) and grundy (virginia); cardiothoracic surgery in whitesburg (kentucky); oncology - medical/hematology/radiation/gynecologic - in pikeville, whitesburg and prestonsburg (kentucky) and grundy (virginia); neurology in whitesburg, mcdowell, south williamson and paintsville (kentucky); family medicine in harold and shelby valley (kentucky); obstetrics/gynecology in harold (kentucky); pain management; dermatopathology; psychology; cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation in pikeville (kentucky). Pmc also employs anesthesiologists, hospitalists, intensivists and neonatologists. Pmc physicians completed 215,193 patient visits during fy 2014, an increase of five percent from the previous year. Physician practices that grew significantly during the year included trauma surgery (314% volume increase), radiation oncology (101% volume increase) and gastroenterology (86% volume increase). A pediatric physician practice and whitesburg (kentucky) specialty satellite clinic were also introduced in fy 2014.
surgical services:pmc maintains a state of the art surgical services division. The recruitment of new surgeons from varied specialties not previously offered in the region has led to rapid growth in service offerings. As a result, the surgical services division has expanded into the pmc clinic building which has made available a total of 20 operating suites, eight located in the pmc clinic and 12 located in the hospital tower. Endoscopy at pmc also relocated to the pmc clinic and increased from four to six suites. The number of surgical services cases increased by six percent in fy 2014 from fy 2013. Cases included inpatient and outpatient endoscopy procedures, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, and c-sections. New surgical sterilization equipment and surgical integration hardware/software was purchased for the pmc clinic during fy 2014. In addition, pmc replaced an existing brainlab with a brainlab curve system with monitor and c-arm. This system enables neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons and orthopedic surgeons to perform more complex procedures that require the use of a 3d camera, which provides more specific and clear images. The capital investment for surgical services in fy 2014 totaled $1,485,714. 30.
cardiac services:heart disease is one of the most prevalent health problems affecting the region that pikeville medical center (pmc) serves. The hospital continues its mission to offer a world-class cardiac program so that patients do not have to travel outside of the area for care. Pmc is an accredited chest pain center with pci and is a cycle iv chest pain center. The hospital is currently working toward a cycle v chest pain center designation. During fy 2014, pmc was accredited by the american association of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and received atrial fibrillation certification from the society of cardiovascular patient care. Cardiac services offered by pmc include general cardiology, invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, echocardiography and cardiac rehabilitation. Pmc is dedicated to recruiting highly-skilled, highly-trained physicians to provide cardiac services and currently employs five general cardiologists, one invasive cardiologist, two interventional cardiologists, two electrophysiologists, three cardiothoracic surgeons and one vascular surgeon, as well as several physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The increase in physicians and the opening of cardiology satellite clinics have contributed to a large volume increase in the cardiac catheterization (cath) lab. Cath lab volumes grew to 4,907 in fy 2014 from 3,374 in fy 2013, a 45% increase. The hospital completed 52,304 cardiac procedures during fy 2014, an overall increase of eight percent from the previous year.
pmc is a 261-bed facility offering more than 400 services, including every major specialty and many subspecialties, and employing more than 2,400 people. The nation's only three-time winner of national hospital of the year, pmc was named one of the best places to work in kentucky for seven years and ranked in the top 10 best places to work in the nation by modern healthcare for four years. Pmc is among the top five percent of hospitals in america to achieve the highest patient satisfaction rating possible - five-stars - from the centers for medicare & medicaid services. The hospital's compassionate, dedicated employees and physicians are committed to providing quality, regional health care in a christian environment. Known as the premier hospital in a multi-state region, pmc provides unmatched generosity to the community and is continually growing and looking for new ways to provide the most advanced health care available. May tower refreshnursing units throughout pmc's may tower were refreshed during fy 2014. The project involved purchasing new cabinetry, baseboards, furniture, blinds, wallpaper and ice machines. A new hardware-video hd cable broadcasting system was also purchased for the may tower. The total capital investment was $715,730. Security office relocation renovationin fy 2014, an interior renovation of 400 square feet of the first floor of the hospital's may tower took place for a new security office, which houses a camera wall system for security viewing. Security cameras throughout the hospital were upgraded from analog to digital. In addition, the renovation involved installing a new hvac unit and rerouting all camera and alarm systems. The total capital investment was $522,537. Other equipmentpmc purchased new radiology equipment for the orthopedic physician practice in the pmc clinic and also purchased a mobile x-ray unit for the pmc clinic. The digital mobile unit improves efficiency and throughput. The total capital investment for imaging equipment was $343,466. Information technology (it) equipment was purchased during fy 2014 to upgrade the wired network infrastructure in the hospital as well as upgrade the hospital's wireless network. A fire protection system was also purchased for the computer server room in fy 2014. In addition, software was purchased for pmc's meaningful use tacking system. The total capital investment for it related equipment was $975,067. Work also began on a new interventional radiology suite and cafeteria during fy 2014, both of which are major capital projects with expected completion during fy 2015. National recognitionpikeville medical center (pmc) has achieved national recognition many would think unattainable. The commitment from the leadership team, physicians and staff to carry out the hospital's mission "to provide quality, regional health care in a christian environment" led to significant recognition and awards in fy 2014 including: august '14 - america's 100 best hospitals for patient experience by womencertifiedmay '14 - atrial fibrillation certification from the society of cardiovascular patient careapril '14 - best places to work in kentucky by the kentucky society for human resource management and the kentucky chamber of commerceapril '14 - america's best hospitals for patient experience in orthopedics by womencertifiedapril '14 - outstanding patient experience award by healthgradesapril '14 - get with the guidelines - gold-plus stroke award by the american heart association (aha)/american stroke association (asa) and the aha/asa target honor rolljanuary '14 - best hospitals for patient experience in obstetrics by womencertifiedoctober '13 - best places to work in healthcare by modern healthcare magazine by striving to provide quality care and placing patients' needs first, pmc will continue to grow and redefine the health care model.