Published on September 14, 2015

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Earns A Kentucky Design Award

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has earned another accolade for its design, receiving the Facility Design Award at the 2015 MediStar Awards.

The MediStar Awards recognize Kentucky healthcare providers, including individuals and organizations, for excellence, leadership, advocacy, innovation and more. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and architectural firm HGA were recognized for demonstrating “functional or innovative design in a new or renovated healthcare facility, which improves the delivery of care.”

Owensboro Health was one of four nominees for the award. Other nominees included:

  • UK Healthcare, Gill Heart Institute New Inpatient Unit, designed by GBBN Architects
  • Family Health Center – East Broadway, Designed by JRA Architects
  • Seven Counties Services – Center One

When accepting the award, Owensboro Health President and CEO Philip Patterson said that this kind of recognition is deserved not just by architects, but by everyone in the health system and also the community at large.

“Recognition of this nature should be shared by the entire team,” Patterson said. “That includes thousands of employees, physicians and community members who provided input into what would become a part of HGA’s final design.”

Patterson said that teamwork resulted in what Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is today, a beautiful facility that offers world-class care focused on exceptional quality and an outstanding patient experience. Some examples of the innovations taking place include the Harvest Market and upcoming partnership with the City of Owensboro and Daviess County on connecting the Adkisson Greenbelt Park walking trail to the hospital site, and more.

“These are just a few examples of how the design of a beautiful facility is helping us realize its purpose while advancing our mission of healing the sick and improving the health of the communities we serve,” Patterson said.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit