Published on August 07, 2020

OHRH Stroke Program Recognized by American Heart Association

The stroke program at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital continues to build a reputation for excellence, earning the American Heart Association’s “Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus Award.”

The recognition means OHRH met standards of care for stroke for 12 consecutive months. A total of seven different measures are tracked, each tied to quality and outcomes for patients diagnosed with stroke. Silver Plus is a higher level of distinction on the silver criteria, meaning OHRH had “consistent compliance” with stroke-related quality measures.

OHRH also met the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke goal. “Door-to-needle” times measure how long it takes for a patient with to receive clot-busting treatment after arriving at the hospital. OHRH achieved the Target: Stroke goal of having at least half of its stroke cases meeting the door-to-needle time of 60 minutes or less.

OHRH previously earned the Silver Plus Award from the American Heart Association in 2015 and 2018.

The program will be recognized nationally in US News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition, as well as in a recognition ceremony at the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference and on their website at

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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.