At Pikeville Medical Center, big things are happening and our management team, staff and physicians are looking to the future with great enthusiasm. A variety of new services have been added to better meet the health care needs of those living in Eastern Kentucky with other exciting changes on the horizon.
Pikeville Medical Center now has the region's newest and fastest way to deliver patients to and from area hospitals when time is of the essence. The hospital's air ambulance service, MedFlight of East Kentucky, is available to respond to the injured and critically ill, preserving the golden hour while giving patients the highest level of care. Pikeville Medical Center's goal of becoming a level III trauma center will soon be realized with the recent addition of our neurosurgery program.
The Fountain of Hope Medical Detoxification Unit opened at Pikeville Medical Center in July 2003. The 20-bed inpatient unit is designed for patients over the age of 18 who need a safe withdrawal from chemical dependence in the least restrictive setting possible. This service has not been available in the region until now.
A 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital offers physical, occupational and speech therapy. The unit will have a physiatrist on staff and will eliminate the need for local residents to travel to facilities outside of the area for rehabilitation.
We are proud to offer new services and expand patient care into new areas. Working together as a team, our progressive facility will continue to improve the health and well-being of the people of Eastern Kentucky by responding to their changing needs in an effective and timely manner.
Facts at a glance
About Pikeville, Kentucky
The City of Pikeville is home to over 6,500 residents and is the county seat for the largest county in the state of Kentucky with a population of approximately 70,000. Pikeville is the 3rd largest banking community in the State. We are proud of our city's progress and its friendly and caring people. Nestled in the mountains of Pike County in Eastern Kentucky, Pikeville has been called 'Kentucky's Mountain Treasure.' Spectacular views serve as a picturesque backdrop for the rapidly growing city, which, with well over 100 attorneys, 30 CPA's and more than 900 other businesses, is the financial, industrial, and retail marketplace of the mountains. Pikeville also is home to one of the largest earth-moving projects in history - the Pikeville Cut-Thru, and host to one of the biggest festivals in the state, the nationally-known Hillbilly Days. The third weekend in April, rain or shine, over 100,000 'hillbillies' descend upon the town for a three-day visit filled with food, fun and mountain music. The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center recently completed construction in Pikeville and aims to entertain people of the area and tourists from surrounding states for a long time to come.