Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital receives first doses of Moderna vaccines
Vaccinations of team members to begin immediately at OHMCH
Surgeon Dr. Joe Muradov (left) and hospitalists Dr. Heather Garrett (middle) and Holly Groves (right) were the first to receive the highly-anticipated vaccine.
Greenville, KY – Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine today and have begun the process of vaccinating team members, providers and Long-Term Care residents 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, officials say.
“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.”
At Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the first highly-anticipated vial of vaccine was immediately used to begin vaccinating frontline healthcare workers.
“We’re proud to administer the vaccine to our team members, who have sacrificed and worked the front lines of this pandemic all year,” said OHMCH Chief Operating Officer Ed Heath. “The arrival of the vaccine is a blessing and a chance to turn the tide on the pandemic.”
Over the next few weeks, OHMCH will administer hundreds of life-changing vaccinations to team members as well as independent providers.