Leonard Lawson Cancer Center now located in PMC

Published: Jun. 20, 2019 at 7:54 PM EDT
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Pikeville Medical Center announced the new location for its Leonard Lawson Cancer Center Thursday.

The center, formerly located in a building off of the hospital's main campus, is now on the tenth floor of the PMC Clinic Building.

Donovan Blackburn, CEO, said the new location will offer more to its patients.

"I challenged this wonderful team to give me something different," he said.

He said the updates include a more soothing color scheme, more privacy, a better waiting room system, signage throughout the hospital, and specialized parking on the second and tenth floor.

"There was a lot of thought put into not only the look and the convenience, but also the feel," Blackburn said.

Blackburn said the treatment area has also been reimagined, including private rooms for infusions.

"You have suites; your own private TV, a nice recliner," he said. "However, we have a community center also, if you want company with your infusion."

He also said the parking garage will be manipulated to better serve the center, eliminating corner spots to create a smoother traffic flow.

Blackburn said the changes are all a way to create a more convenient experience for patients.

"You're at the sickest point of your life. You're battling for your life at times. So, having an environment to where you feel at ease, you feel comfortable with your physicians, you know you have a well-trained staff: We're able to now offer that in one package, at one location," Blackburn said.

He said he is glad to see this project come to fruition and added that there are more changes on the horizon for Pikeville Medical Center.

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