COVID-19 Update - April 28
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.
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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