Published on January 05, 2017

Owensboro Health Healthpark Earns Recertification

The Owensboro Health Healthpark has earned recertification as a medical-based fitness facility. Facility and staff earned a near-perfect score following a survey conducted in early December.

The Healthpark was first certified by the Medical Fitness Association in August 2013, becoming the 25th facility in the United States to earn this recognition. During the 2016 survey, which was conducted on December 7-8, the Healthpark and its staff earned a score of 99 percent across 209 different standards related to quality and safety.

Healthpark Director Collette Carter, who was also recently elected to the MFA Board of Directors and will begin serving in January 2017, said the recertification is a reflection of the Healthpark’s continued dedication to excellence in promoting physical activity and health education.

Collette Carter

“Our team is dedicated to ensuring we provide the highest quality programs and services available with a focus on safety. The certification process is a huge team effort and takes every department working together to be successful,” Carter said. “What makes us different from other fitness facilities is the expertise of our staff, documented program outcomes and integration with the health system.  The Healthpark team is able to engage with different disciplines and community partners, to work toward the goal of making all our communities healthier places to live.”

Contact: Brian Hamby, Director of Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7749, (C) 270-316-4274,

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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