Published on November 29, 2016

Chinese Medical Delegation To Visit Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

A group of physicians and administrators will visit Owensboro Health Regional Hospital this week, touring the facility and sharing insight into Traditional Chinese Medicine.

On December 1, a delegation from the Xiyuan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine will tour Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Several of the visiting physicians will share presentations and the event will be followed by a reception. The visit is being coordinated in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Western Kentucky University.

According to the National Institutes of Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a field that traces its origins back thousands of years. Modern applications of this field include acupuncture, herbal and dietary therapies, and use of exercise and therapeutic massage.

The presentations from the delegates will take place beginning at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Pleasant Valley Center (the medical office building adjacent to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital). The schedule is as follows:

  • 5 p.m. – Introduction of Xiyuan Hospital – Liu Jie
  • 5:05 p.m. – Magic Nonpharmacologic Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine – Dr. Xiao Jing
  • 5:25 p.m. – An Introduction to Modern Acupuncture Technique in Clinical Trials: Acupuncture for Migraine and Allergic Rhinitis – Dr. Zhang Lu
  • 5:45 p.m. – Implications for Traditional Chinese Medicine for Future Medical Innovation – Dr. Xu Hao
  • 6:05 p.m. – Reception in MOB Meeting Rooms 1 and 2

Vice President of Governmental, Community and Legislative Affairs Steve Johnson said Owensboro Health welcomes the opportunity to host this delegation and learn about the practice of medicine from a different perspective.

“The core commitments of Owensboro Health include teamwork, respect, and innovation. What better way to embody those commitments than through this unique international cultural exchange and educational partnership?” Johnson said.

For more information on the visit, email

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

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