Published on March 14, 2016

Owensboro Health Physician To Present On Medical Aspects Of The Death Of Christ [EVENT]

An Owensboro Health physician will host an upcoming presentation and discussion with the title, “The Physical Death of Jesus Christ … Medical Aspects of the Crucifixion.”

The event, which is free and open to Owensboro Health staff and the public, will examine the last 24 hours of the life of Jesus Christ. The presentation will be based on the gospel accounts from the Bible, as well as from historical facts about the Roman use of crucifixion.

Dr. Bruce Burton, a radiologist at Owensboro Health, previously presented this topic on a smaller scale. He said interest in the presentation has brought it back to the forefront during the Easter season of 2016.

“I had presented it about eight or 10 years ago and actually had a few people ask me back in January if I would consider giving it again this year,” Dr. Burton said. “Originally, as a Christian and physician, I was asked to give a talk on it to the youth at our church. That piqued my interest in it and after preparing and presenting it, a lot of adults who were there were interested in it. It grew from that.”

Dr. Burton said his goal is to help explain scientific aspects of these faith-inspiring events.

“It covers the events leading up to the crucifixion, around the last 24 hours of Jesus’ time on earth, and the significance of the events that take place,” Dr. Burton said. “I'm excited to be doing it, and I'm glad there's interest. I always enjoy sharing it.”

“The Physical Death of Jesus Christ … Medical Aspects of the Crucifixion” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 in the Owensboro Health Healthpark Chapel. For more information, contact Pastoral Care at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital at 270-417-2100.

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