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Officials from Pikeville Medical Center and the University of Pikeville announced on Thursday, June 21, 2018 the entering of an agreement that will have a significant impact on the health, well-being and economic development of Eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. PMC Chief Executive Officer Donovan Blackburn and UPIKE President Burton Webb, Ph.D., signed a memorandum of cooperation outlining collaborative efforts between the two organizations. The memorandum highlights initiatives such as moving toward the inclusion of the City of Pikeville in the World Health Organization’s Healthy Cities, creating healthcare and educational programs, pursuing cooperative funding opportunities, collaborating on research projects, exploring the development of infrastructure, working with government officials to focus on the region’s health, cooperating on professional development opportunities for employees and holding joint leadership meetings.
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