Pikeville Medical Center Receives $500,000 in ARC Distressed Counties Funds

Press Release - 07/23/2018

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 23, 2018) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced $500,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for the Pikeville Medical Center, Inc. The funds will help the center purchase a state-of-the-art Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner.

The CT scanner will allow radiologists to detect medical issues noninvasively. It can also be used to guide surgical procedures.

“This purchase will contribute to the expansion of services offered by the Pikeville Medical Center’s Heart Institute, which means this project has the potential to be game-changing for Pike and Floyd counties in terms of high-quality care but also in terms of career opportunities in the growing field of medical imaging,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “I’m pleased that we could help the center secure these funds.”

The ARC Distressed Counties Program provides funds for designated counties to undertake projects that strengthen communities. Currently, 84 counties across eight states qualify for distressed county status based on per capita income and rates of poverty and unemployment. This includes 37 counties in Kentucky.

Funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. For more information, visit kydlgweb.ky.gov.