Published on November 12, 2020

Owensboro Health earns honor for lung cancer care

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital named a GO2 Foundation Care Continuum Center of Excellence

GO2 Foundation Care Continuum Center of Excellence badgeOWENSBORO, Ky. (November 12, 2020) Owensboro Health Regional Hospital received designation as a Care Continuum Center of Excellence by the GO2 Foundation for Lung CancerThe designation recognizes commitment to improving outcomes for those diagnosed with lung cancer by providing patient-focused and coordinated multidisciplinary care. GO2 Foundation has formed the Care Continuum Centers of Excellence program to enable patient access to standard of care lung cancer screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship in their local community.

“We are proud and honored to be working with Owensboro Health Regional Hospital as a GO2 Foundation Care Continuum Center of Excellence. Their commitment will help save lives and improve long-term survivorship by giving patients access to high-quality, multidisciplinary care closer to home. They are the example to follow,” says Laurie Fenton Ambrose, Co-Founder, President and CEO of GO2 Foundation.

The Care Continuum Centers of Excellence (CCCOE) program recognizes community hospitals that meet rigorous qualifying criteria that demonstrate collaborative leadership across the lung cancer care continuum. Meeting the CCCOE criteria puts member hospitals on par with leading academic and research institutions and provides patients with access to the latest innovations not typically found in community hospitals. The CCCOE approach results in patients receiving compassionate and timely care, as well as treatment options that improve survivorship.

“Lung cancer affects many families that are served by Owensboro Health. Lung cancer also leads in cancer-related deaths, exacting a heavy toll on our community,” said Dr. Michael Muzoora, of Owensboro Health Pulmonology. “Practicing at a healthcare system that makes every effort to provide state-of-the-art care to patients and families navigating cancer treatment is encouraging. We look forward to the GO2 partnership as we continue to improve on the care and support offered to our community.”

Owensboro Health is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care. Partnering with GO2 Foundation enables us to deliver even more resources to support lung cancer patients and their families. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital received the Center of Excellence in Lung Cancer Screening designation in 2019, and this year’s overall CCCOE designation demonstrates a continued commitment to improving care for patients with lung cancer in the region.

Contact: Somer Wilhite, Manager of Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7103, (C) 270-779-6970, Somer.Wilhite@OwensboroHealth.org.

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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 and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 180 providers in 30 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility; and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.

About GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Founded by patients and survivors, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer transforms survivorship as the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. GO2 Foundation works to change the reality of living with lung cancer by ending stigma, increasing public and private research funding, and ensuring access to care. Visit us at www.go2foundation.org

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.