Published on November 18, 2020

Blakeley McDaniel named Emerging Nurse Leader


Blakeley McDaniel, Manager of Emergency Department at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital was awarded the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders (KONL) Emerging Nurse Leader Award for the Twin Lakes District.

This prestigious nursing award is given to one exceptional nurse leader in each of the four KONL districts. The winners show a commitment to personally and professionally developing in nursing leadership.

McDaniel was awarded the honor at the virtual KONL Fall Conference in October. Cathy Stewart, Director of Medical Surgical Services at OHRH and Director of the KONL Twin Lakes District, presented the award to McDaniel in front of her peers and leadership.

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.