Published on April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 22

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

As we navigate these unusual times, we encourage you to stay informed. These daily updates, along with regular Facebook Live events with community leaders and innovations like virtual facility tours for expectant parents, showcase our commitment to making sure you have the information you need to stay safe. Look to credible sources for information such as Kentucky’s Coronavirus website and the CDC’s resource center.

Facebook Live Thursday Night

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Owensboro Health’s President and CEO Greg Strahan and Chief Medical
Officer Dr. Francis DuFrayne will participate in a Facebook Live discussion about COVID-19 in the community Thursday at 6 p.m. To watch, visit the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page.

PPE Donation

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital received a donation of 200 face shields from Kimball International today and 200 face shields from Greenwell Chisholm Printing Company, who is now able to make them! The donations of PPE from businesses and individuals in our community have been crucial during the pandemic. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to help.

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Maternity Services Offering Virtual Tours and Classes

Our Prenatal Education team knows COVID-19 may have disrupted expectant parents’ plans to attend tours and other Owensboro Health prenatal education class offerings. To support parents during this time we’re offering virtual tours and classes via WebEx. For more information, visit

First Responder Tribute to Healthcare Workers

Area first responders will hold a tribute to healthcare workers from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday at  Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. AMR Ambulance along with city and county fire departments, the Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Daviess County Sheriff's Office will line their vehicles in the parking lot to salute our team members. Be sure to wave in appreciation!

Arts in Healing Coloring Sheets

healthy at home signAt Owensboro Health, we believe in arts in healing. Making art and being creative can do wonders for your mental health. We’ve invited the community to make some art with us while they’re #HealthyAtHome. To download the OH coloring sheets, visit

Message From Pastoral Services

As many of us near the beginning of Ramadan, may we remember what the prophet Muhammed said, “Kindness is a mark of faith.” Every good deed and kind word gives hope to another that love and caring for the other will be what helps us overcome this hard time. Be kind.

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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.