Published on April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 23

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

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.

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FB live eventFacebook 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.

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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.

the tribute storyFirst 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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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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