COVID-19 Update - April 23
Dr. Francis DuFrayne
Our findings about COVID-19 change daily, as we learn more about how it spreads, its symptoms and potential treatments. But one thing that hasn’t changed since the start of the pandemic is the support from our community. Whether it’s Facebook comments and letters to the editor, donations of PPE and handmade masks, or a tribute from first responders, we are overwhelmed by our amazing community. Thank you for your support!
Emergency Department Safety
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is taking every precaution to ensure patient safety. If you need treatment, do not hesitate to come to the Emergency Department. We’re using triage tents and negative pressure rooms to make sure patients are kept separate and not exposed to the virus. Please do not delay care for urgent medical situations.
Facebook Live Tonight
President and CEO Greg Strahan and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francis DuFrayne will participate in a Facebook Live discussion with community leaders about COVID-19 tonight at 6 p.m. To watch live or to view the full video later, visit the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page.
OH Crafted Face Shields
Owensboro Health Medical Group Plastic Surgery and Dermatology team members are using the face shields that our own team members have made to help keep them safe. Do not forget that masks and eye protection are required for all clinical team members.
We’re Lucky To Have Great Hospitals In Our Area
From Readers Write, published in the Messenger Inquirer, April 23, 2020
I want to acknowledge the courage and dedication of everyone at Ohio County Hospital and Owensboro Health Regional Hospital who cared for me during my illness. For several days, it was almost certain I had COVID-19, but the brave men and women cared for me as they would any patient. I feel I would not have survived without the prayers of sincere people and dedicated workers at Ohio County Hospital and OH. In difficult times, it is very comforting to know we have so many truly special people.
Michael Thomas, Beaver Dam
Click here to read the full letter.
First Responder Tribute to Healthcare Workers
Area first responders will hold a tribute to healthcare workers from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. tonight 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 around the parking lot to salute our team members. Be sure to wave in appreciation! Watch for coverage on local news stations tonight.
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