New Physician Assistant Joins One Health Cardiology - Owensboro Health

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Published on January 17, 2017

New Physician Assistant Joins One Health Cardiology

A new provider has joined Owensboro Health’s One Health medical group, caring for cardiology patients at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Owensboro native Ben Rhodes, PA-C joins One Health Cardiology on Jan. 9, 2017. Rhodes is a graduate of Whitesville Trinity High School. He holds an associate’s degree in biotechnology from Owensboro Community and Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in biology from Western Kentucky University, and both a bachelor’s degree in health science and master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Butler University in Indianapolis.

Rhodes said he feels it’s important to build rapport with his patients.

“Mainly it's getting to help people,” Rhodes said. “You can get to know patients and help treat or even cure their illnesses, which improves their lives. Ultimately, I think it is important to offer patients your time. Allowing patients to present their symptoms and offering appropriate patient education is paramount.”

Patients who want more information about One Health providers or who wish to schedule an appointment can call 844-44-MY-ONE (844-446-9663).

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

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 owensborohealth.org.

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