Published on December 04, 2015

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Recognized By The Joint Commission As A Top Performer In Six Areas Of Clinical Quality

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing hospital by The Joint Commission, the independent regulatory body which accredits and oversees most hospitals across the country.

The Joint Commission released its Top Performers on Key Quality Measures list, which recognizes hospitals for meeting or exceeding quality guidelines in 10 different areas of clinical care. Owensboro Health was one of 24 hospitals recognized on the list, earning recognition in the following areas of clinical care:

Marcie Henderson, manager of Quality, Safety and Infection Prevention, said hospitals are scored based on how well they follow established standards and guidelines of care for these specific diagnoses and procedures.

“These guidelines are based on research and medical evidence. If you provide evidence-based care to these patients, they have better outcomes,” Henderson said. “We want every patient to get the right care at the right time, on time, every time. Our goal is to improve their health so they can go home and continue to live fulfilling lives.”

Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer Dr. Bill Bryant said this recognition is an indicator of the high quality of work being done at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

“The Joint Commission is a national accrediting body and we’re being compared to hospitals throughout the country. The fact that we’ve been recognized as a top performer in six clinically important areas demonstrates the exceptional work being done by the team at Owensboro Health,” Dr. Bryant 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