BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT
Last updated at 1 p.m. on November 30, 2017. This page will be updated as information becomes available.
Owensboro Health has activated its command center in response to a boil water notice issued by the city of Owensboro, but all health system locations are operating as scheduled and no services have been disrupted.
On Thursday morning, a water main break near the main Owensboro Municipal Utilities water plant led to a boil water notice being issued city-wide. Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Schools released early because of the break.
Hamby said based on the information available, Owensboro Health expects to operate for the next two days under the boil water notice. Owensboro Health has activated its command center in response to the emergency, though hospital administrators said these moves are precautionary.
“At this time, Owensboro Health has not closed any of its facilities and there have been no changes to scheduled patient care procedures,” said Brian Hamby, director of Owensboro Health Marketing and Public Relations. “Our intention is to not just to follow the guidelines set under the boil water notice, but to go above and beyond them. Ensuring the safety of our patients, visitors and staff is always our highest priority, and we’re reacting to this situation accordingly.”