Published on April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 10

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

This week and the coming days are special to so many faiths. Easter, Passover and Ramadan provide even more reasons for us to gather with family and loved ones. Please remember during these days of celebration, your dedication to social distancing is as important as ever. Your efforts are making a difference and we are flattening the curve because each and every one of our actions. Please don’t undo all your sacrifices by attending a gathering or visiting anyone outside of those that live in your home. 

Stay Home for Us

Remember that staying home and social distancing keeps our team members and our community safe. 

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Call for Masks

THANK YOU! We have received over 2,700 cloth masks from the community and they are being put to use every day. Your hard work is protecting our team. Now that the CDC has recommended everyone wear a mask, we are also providing them to our patients. You can help us meet our need for more masks by visiting OwensboroHealth.Org/SewMasks for instructions. Please be sure to share this post when you see it for everyone to see. 

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Easter in the NICU

These little bunnies have hopped into our NICU for their very first holiday. We wish their families and yours a safe and happy holiday weekend. 

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Rehab Relocation

As a step in the COVID-19 surge plan, Rehab Unit patients at OHRH were relocated today to the 5th floor Joint and Neuro Unit location.This relocation of Rehab will allow any future need for 4th floor expansion of the COVID-19 Unit. 

Easter Services

Catholic TV network EWTN will be available on Owensboro Health Regional Hospital patient TVs (channel 42) for those who would like to watch Mass this Holy Week. The schedule for services is:

Saturday Easter Vigil at 2, 7, 10 and 11 p.m.
Easter Sunday Service at 4, 7 and 11 a.m.

See a full list of live-streaming Easter services in our community.

Spiritual Support

During the pandemic, churches have closed and people have been asked to refrain from socializing. This greatly impacts our shared need for connection. To support you through these unusual times, Owensboro Health Chaplains are available 24 hours a day for counsel, prayer or simply to chat. To speak with a chaplain, dial 0. Request prayers and encouragement from our pastoral team

An Easter Message From Chaplain David Madewell

This year, we will be celebrating Easter differently than we ever have before. Much like the empty tomb where Christ was buried, our places of worship will also be empty. From Christ’s tomb comes the risen Lord saying, “Death does not have the final say.” As we look past our empty churches, let us find the love and hope of Christ in our homes this Sunday. May God bless you and your loved ones this week and this Easter Sunday. Stay safe, stay home, stay calm, stay hopeful.

Donations

We are continually overwhelmed by the support from our community. For the safety of our team members, patients and community, we are limiting the kinds of donations we can accept. 

In lieu of food donations, please click here to see ways to support our fight against COVID-19.

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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, 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.

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