Published on April 09, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 9

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

We’ve all been making sacrifices during this pandemic. We miss socializing with our family and friends, and the freedom to come and go as we please. But your actions - each and every one of them - have a direct impact on the spread of COVID-19. 

This week is especially difficult as many of us want to celebrate the Easter holiday with our extended family and church families. There are many instances across the country where outbreaks are occurring after in-person church services or family gatherings. 

Let’s keep each other safe by staying healthy at home so that we can celebrate with our families later.

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Social Distancing At Work

With some of our team members testing positive for COVID-19, it is more important than ever to practice social distancing at work. Keep 6 feet between yourself and others - even when wearing a mask. Do not congregate around time clocks or in break rooms. Although it may be second nature, remember to avoid handshakes and hugs and be sure to wash your hands often.

Cloth Masks

So many of our community members have sewn cloth masks for our team members and we appreciate every single one. However, the need is still there. We would like to provide every patient that comes into an Owensboro Health facility with a cloth mask that they can then take home to wear when needed. If you can help make masks, please view the guidelines at OwensboroHealth.Org/SewMasks.

Sock It To Covid-19sock masks

The Owensboro Health Foundation gave Owensboro Health “logo man” socks to staff in the Emergency Departments, Critical Care Units and Observation Units at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The gifts are a thank you and a reminder that they’re “socking it” to COVID-19.

PPE Donation 

Madisonville Community College School of Nursing made a generous donation of personal protective equipment to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg County Hospital this week. We continue to receive PPE donations from the community and are thankful for each one!

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Andy Fans

Andy socksNews articles from around the country have praised Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear's swift and early response to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with his reassuring daily briefings. Some of our Owensboro Health team members are showing their appreciation of his leadership in creative ways.
Yes, that’s a matching Andy mask and socks!

Holy Week Services Streaming

Catholic TV network EWTN will be available on Owensboro Health Regional Hospital patient TVs (channel 42) for those who would like to watch Mass this Holy Week. The schedule for services is:

  • Good Friday Mass at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 5 p.m.
  • Saturday Easter Vigil at 2, 7, 10 and 11 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday Service at 4, 7 and 11 a.m.

Note from Pastoral Care

In all the disruptions of our daily lives, the changes we face cannot all be labeled as ‘bad.’ Fortunately, through all of this, we see creative and amazing ways that people show care for others, love for neighbors and offer support to our team members. This change is a growth just as much as it is a hindrance. Let’s keep growing!

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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.