Published on October 15, 2015

Surgical Specialists Provider John Falcone, MD Initiated Into American College Of Surgeons

Dr. John Falcone, of Owensboro Health Medical Group - Surgical Specialists, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) at the College's annual Clinical Congress in Chicago on October 4th.

For physicians, being named a Fellow is an important achievement. According to the America College of Surgeons, in order to be considered, each applicant must have accomplished the following:

  • Graduated from an approved medical school
  • Completed training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the American College of Surgeons
  • Possess certification by an American Surgical specialty board
  • Been in practice for at least one year
  • Demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency

Approval by three-fourths of the Board of Regents is also required.

Dr. Falcone joined Owensboro Health Medical Group - Surgical Specialists in 2013 after completing his residency in general surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He currently serves as a general surgeon at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and is the co-director of the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

“I need to stay up to date on the current nature of surgery, so I spend time reading journal articles and studies that have been done,” Dr. Falcone said. “If I don’t continually improve my knowledge base, I am going to fall behind. I don’t ever want to make antiquated decisions for my patients.”

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; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.

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