Published on April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 28

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

As the healthcare leader in our region, it’s our job to model the behavior we expect from our community members. This means wearing a mask properly when at work or in public, practicing physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Let’s be a good example for others who may doubt the importance of these measures. Stay strong in your commitment to improving the health of our community.

Reopening Healthcare Services

Owensboro Health adheres to state guidelines regarding elective services and in-person visits. Governor Andy Beshear has ​set benchmarks that the commonwealth must meet in order to ease restrictions while keeping Kentuckians safe from COVID-19. Owensboro Health System is creating a plan for a slow and gradual reopening of services and more details will follow in the coming days.

Do Not Delay Emergency Care

We are ready and here for you if you or your family needs emergency care. Please do not hesitate to seek care for an emergent situation such as chest pains, difficulty breathing or numbness in your arms or legs. Timely care is essential and we have safety measures in place to protect your family from infection. Read more about how the Emergency Department is adapting to keep our patients safe.

Spreading Cheer

team member spreading cheer

OHMCH Sleep Lab Technologist Kim Howard, AKA Sleep Lab Girl, has been working the night shift screening desk in the Emergency Room. She has made the most of her role using it as an opportunity to spread some cheer to her OH family. Kim is an example of the Owensboro Health Core Commitment of Service to all OHMCH patients and team members.

COMING FRIDAY: OPS Last Day of School Parade

Owensboro Public Schools is holding a last day of school parade on Friday, and will end their day doing a lap around Owensboro Health Regional Hospital as a way to honor our healthcare workers. Approximately 20 busses and several cars will drive through campus around 3 p.m. Be sure to show your support if you see them!

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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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