Published on December 24, 2020

OHRH receives first doses of Moderna vaccines

Vaccinations of team members underway

man holding the vaccine vial

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine today and have begun the process of vaccinating team members and providers who want to receive it. The arrival of the vaccines is a major milestone in the health system’s efforts to help end the COVID-19 pandemic in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana, officials say. 

The delivery of 4,000 doses of Moderna’s vaccine should be enough to inoculate all team members who wish to be vaccinated.

Dr. Oppong receiving vaccine

From the very outset of the pandemic, Owensboro Health has been a regional leader in the fight against COVID-19. We developed a multi-county surge plan, transformed our facilities and adopted new methods to treat patients safely and effectively.  

“We have stood strong against COVID-19, fighting for our patients and team members every step of the way,” said Greg Strahan, president and CEO of Owensboro Health. “Now, after nearly a year of experiencing the devastating effects of this disease firsthand, we have a new tool in our hands that offers hope for a brighter tomorrow. Hope starts here.”

Vaccinations are a crucial first step that can help us begin to change the course of this pandemic.

“Believe me, all of us at Owensboro Health are ready for this day,” said Strahan. “We are proud of our role as a healthcare leader in this region, and we embrace the opportunity to be part of the solution to this unprecedented challenge—starting today.” 

Over the next few weeks, Owensboro Health will administer thousands of life-changing vaccinations to team members as well as independent providers.

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.