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WHAT IT DOES: Pikeville Med­i­cal Cen­ter is a 221-bed hospi­tal lo­cated in the moun­tains of east Ken­tucky. HOW IT GREW:

Pikeville’s com­mit­ment to its pa­tients and em­ploy­ees shows in the num­ber of ac­co­lades the hospi­tal has racked up in re­cent years, in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple years on Mod­ern Health­care’s list of the Best Places to Work in Health­care. That rep­u­ta­tion has al­lowed the med­i­cal cen­ter to ex­pand its fo­cus and keep adding spe­cial­ties, with Pikeville now of­fer­ing more than 300 ser­vices.

To ac­com­mo­date its rapid growth, the hospi­tal is un­der­go­ing a $100 mil­lion ex­pan­sion that will in­clude a new 11-story med­i­cal of­fice build­ing. Much of Pikeville’s growth can be at­trib­uted to the hospi­tal’s re­al­iza­tion of its goal to be­come a “re­gional re­fer­ral cen­ter” for the rest of Ken­tucky.

“With nearly 2,000 pa­tients trans­ferred to us from other hos­pi­tals last year, we have achieved that goal,” Pres­i­dent and CEO Wal­ter May said in a Fe­bru­ary news re­lease.

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