Published on April 03, 2020

OH transitional care named a 2019 Best of Kentucky facility

By the Messenger Inquirer

The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities honored Owensboro Health's Transitional Care Center of Owensboro recently.

The local center received the Best of Kentucky -- Nursing and Rehabilitation award.

"It is a privilege to honor caregivers for the outstanding care and devotion they show every day to their residents. These honorees are an example of the many Kentucky providers and caregivers delivering quality care," said Chris Page, KAHCF board chairman. "This recognition is a testament to their dedication to their residents."

OH's transitional care unit was selected based on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' rankings and satisfaction surveys from residents and families.

The unit received a five-star CMS rating, which is the highest level. And recently U.S. News and World Report ranked the health system's transitional care unit as a "high performer" in its Best Nursing Homes ratings.

OH's transitional care unit is not a traditional nursing home. Instead, it is a short-term rehabilitation facility.

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 200 providers at more than 20 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 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.