Published on June 17, 2019

Volunteens: A Summer Gig

Volunteers at the hospitalVolunteers make a huge contribution to Owensboro Health and the Volunteens are no different. This year’s group contains a little over fifty students ages 14 to 18, most of whom are local, but some who come from distant places. This year’s farthest traveler is from Wisconsin!

Volunteens come from near and far to get experience in the medical field, to earn school credit, to gain the experience of a working environment and to learn skills like teamwork and time management. Volunteen Team Leader, Leanne Atherton, is happy to be leading this program for the second summer. “It’s really a great program that gives teens an opportunity to get inside the hospital and see how things work. It helps them mature and it seems they really learn a lot while they’re here.”

Sign up next year

Volunteer Services accepts applications for the Volunteen Summer Program from March 1 to early May of each year. Check our Volunteer page in 2020 to apply next year!

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.