Published on April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 16

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

Today is a good day. Today we were able to celebrate a COVID-19 patient, previously on a ventilator, recovering and going home. Our team members lined the hallway and clapped as he left to meet his wife and daughter outside. This patient was able to be reunited with his family, and thanks to the sacrifices we’ve all made during this time, many others will never have to go through what he has. Following the guidelines and continuing to social distance can be exhausting, but we know these measures are keeping our families and loved ones safe.

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Physician Teamwork

In an effort to increase our preparedness for treating a surge of COVID-19 patients, Owensboro Health has been asking health care workers in the community to rate their comfort level with treating pandemic patients. Creating a team approach throughout the Owensboro Health system ensures that we have extra support, should it be needed. We’re thankful to be part of a community of physicians and providers who step up to any challenge.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Preparation

The Owensboro Health electrodiagnostics staff are using this time of reduced outpatient procedures to collaborate with neurologists, Dr. Bilal and Dr. Menna, on preparations for the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) which will open when COVID-19 passes. In this photo you can see Paula Cristurean, Project Manager EMU, instructing on EEG waveforms in a classroom setting while following universal mask policy and social distancing practices.

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Care Packagesmaking the care packages

OHMCH team members assembled care packages to deliver to their patients. The Owensboro Health Foundation provided stuffed animals and their Gift Shop provided some delicious treats!

Stay Home for Us!

Team members at OHMG Obstetrics and Gynecology want to remind the community to be #HealthyAtHome.

We want to see how your department is adapting to the pandemic. Send photos and info to

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Note from Pastoral Care

In the Hebrew text, we constantly see God at work in those who do not “fit the mold.” From bad speakers, God makes leaders like Moses; from a murderer, God makes David a wise king; and from a very old man, God makes Abraham a father. Never underestimate your worth when the odds seem to be against you. You have more to contribute than you think. Go and do good things for others and yourself!

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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.

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