The PMC Project HEART (Healthcare Employment Around Regional Training) initiative started four years ago as a means to combat Eastern Kentucky’s nursing staffing shortage. Today, Project HEART has grown to be so much more and stands as the largest effort to support to job creation and opportunity in Eastern Kentucky since the major coal boom of the early 1970s.
Project HEART bridges together many entities that have combined forces to make it easier than ever before for someone to train for a career in the healthcare industry. With millions in financial resources pledged by the dozens of Project HEART collaborators, hundreds of students have already been provided the opportunity to receive financially-assisted training and education for sustainable, quality careers – right here at home.
Pikeville Medical Center will continue to work closely with local, state and federal leaders, and with our collaborators to further the movement. If you have interest in a healthcare career, use this page to review the many training, education and financial assistance programs conveniently accessible in our region.