Published on May 28, 2020

Coronavirus News Update


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visits OHRH

Senator Mitch McConnell, President and CEO Greg Strahan, Chief Medical Officer Francis DuFrayne, MD, and pulmonologist Dr. Brad Brasher discussed the CARES Act and its impact on Kentucky and Owensboro Health. The coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented time for Kentucky, and we will continue to find solutions to counter COVID-19 together.

Thank you to all the hospitals and healthcare workers for your courage and commitment to keep our communities healthy and safe.

Healthpark Reopening

The Healthpark Fitness Center will reopen on June 1 and the safety of our members and staff are top priority. Services will restart in phases and everyone must adhere to physical distancing standards and overall capacity will be limited. There will be a one-hour time limit for each visitor, everyone must have their temperature checked upon entry and extra cleaning processes will take place. Visitors will not be required to wear a mask while working out, but may choose to in common areas. For those that fall within the vulnerable populations identified by the CDC, we ask that you continue to be healthy at home. Because of reduced services and capacity limitations, June membership will be discounted by 50%. If you would like to freeze your membership, please call Membership Services at 270-688-5433 by June 1. As additional services reopen or guidelines change, we will keep you updated through the website and Healthpark Facebook page.

The Gift Shop at OHRH will reopen on June 1

The Gift Shop in the main lobby of OHRH will reopen on Monday with limited hours and enhanced safety measures.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Gift Shop at Maternity Services will remain closed until further notice.

Meeting Guidance

Based on guidance from the COVID-19 Steering Committee, virtual meetings (WebEx or conference call) should continue to be held in lieu of face-to-face meetings. Unless required for training or education for staff or to ensure confidentiality, in-person meetings are currently not recommended. This guidance will be re-evaluated prior to July 1, 2020.

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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.