Published on June 24, 2015

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital recognized by Becker's Hospital Review for fourth straight year


Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has been recognized on the 2015 list of 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review, a prestigious health care journal.

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is the only facility in Kentucky to be named on the list, which is comprised of facilities with fewer than 550 beds and which have minimal teaching programs, according to a Becker’s Hospital Review news release. The list has been compiled every year since 2011, and Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has made the list for the past four straight years. Selection for the list is done by the editorial team at Becker’s, which uses rankings and awards from across the health care industry to make their picks.

Owensboro Health President and CEO Philip Patterson said the inclusion of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital on the list is a testament to the quality of work being done there.

“Owensboro Health exists to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve. Employees throughout the health system have taken that mission to heart,” Patterson said. “We see evidence of that in many ways, and this recognition is a very visible example of that level of commitment.”

Patterson added that this is a success for the entire health system.

“This recognition is a reflection of the outstanding teamwork that takes place throughout the organization,” Patterson said. “I’m proud of everyone at Owensboro Health for this accomplishment, because we earned it by working together to provide world-class care to the people of this region.”

Owensboro Health has earned recognition from Becker’s Hospital Review multiple times in the past on a variety of topics. In 2014, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital was also recognized as having the lowest 30-day pneumonia readmission rate in the country, and the hospital also made that list again in 2015.

Learn more about this recognition.

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