Joining Owensboro Health

A new agreement was signed by Muhlenberg Community Hospital and Owensboro Health bringing the Muhlenberg Community Hospital campus and its employees into the Owensboro Health system. The Muhlenberg Community Board of Directors voted unanimously to enter into a 20-year lease and asset purchase agreement that establishes a financial and operational partnership with Owensboro Health.

As part of the agreement, our assets—including equipment and staff—are considered part of Owensboro Health for the duration of the lease. It gives Owensboro Health more latitude to invest in the facilities and develop the staff at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.

The additional employees boosted Owensboro Health's workforce to nearly 3,900, strengthening the health system's position as Kentucky's largest employer west of Louisville.