Published on October 17, 2017

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Highest In Western Kentucky

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital has been ranked among the top hospitals in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report, and is the highest-ranked hospital in Kentucky west of Louisville.

The U.S. News & World Report ranking for 2017-2018 was announced in August and names OHRH as the best regional hospital for the Western Coal Fields Region of Kentucky. The report also ranks OHRH as seventh overall in the commonwealth, and OHRH was the only Kentucky hospital ranked outside the Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati metro areas. This also marks the first time OHRH has been ranked.

According to U.S. News & World Report, hospitals are only ranked if they meet certain criteria and standards, and multiple states had no ranked hospitals. By earning this ranking, OHRH has demonstrated quality of care that matches hospitals in much larger cities and metro areas.

In addition, OHRH was ranked as “high-performing” in three areas, up from one area in 2016. The three high-performing areas are:

  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement (new)
  • Knee replacement (new)

The complete list of ranked hospitals in Kentucky includes:

  1. University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital – Lexington
  2. St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood – Covington
  3. Baptist Health Lexington
  4. Norton Hospital – Louisville
  5. Baptist Health Louisville
  6. Jewish Hospital – Louisville
  7. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

To see the full U.S. News & World Report review for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, click here

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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