Published on December 19, 2019

Lights for Life Initiative Funds Care Bears for Kids

Owensboro Health Foundation is proud to support the children in our community!

Lights for Life is Owensboro Health Foundation’s holiday season tribute project. It allows donors to sponsor a light in honor or in memory of a loved one while benefiting the Care Bears for Kids program. Thousands of kids visit Owensboro Health's surgery and emergency departments each year. To provide a little comfort in an often distressing time, Owensboro Health Foundation provides calming and reassuring stuffed animals to children receiving medical care.

Thank you to all our generous donors that make this possible and to those who joined us for the tree lighting. To view the online tribute book, visit

Care Bears for kids

Santa with a group of people

Santa with a baby

See more photos on our Facebook post.

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; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 350 providers at more than 30 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have more than 19,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 33,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 150 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 90,000 Emergency Department visits and more than 1.25 million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.