Published on March 30, 2020

Thank you to our community

March 30, 2020

 

Dear Community:

Dr. Francis DuFrayne

Greg Strahan
President and CEO

As President and CEO of Owensboro Health, Inc., our entire 4300+ Team Members would like to personally express our appreciation for the love and support you showed us last evening at sunset. The hundreds of people who came to the hospital (exercising “social distancing”) sat in their vehicles and prayed for all of our Team Members because of the work we were called to do! It is our honor to serve Owensboro/Daviess County and the entire 15-county area around us representing over 300,000 proud residents of Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

I was one of hundreds who came to participate in saying thank you to the hard working Team Members who are sacrificing so much time and using their amazing talent to “heal the sick and improve the lives of every patient in our region who trusts us with their healthcare needs.” It made me proud to serve and even more grateful for the people of faith to call upon GOD to watch over and protect our patients and the caregivers who serve unselfishly putting themselves at greater risk.  We are doing everything in our power to make sure we have the supplies that our Team needs to keep them safe so they can perform at their very best. 

Working in healthcare is a calling and we love what we do!  We are so blessed to live in a county and a country who put their trust, hope, faith and love in GOD, the one who can change the world we live in and it all begins with a group that prays together. As I think of all you did last evening, I am reminded of the words of Jim Elliott, a missionary, who wrote these words about serving others: “He is no fool, who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose!” We, in healthcare, give our time (which we cannot keep) to gain/receive the joy (what we cannot lose) of serving someone who cannot help themselves.

You made our day, week, month and year by showing us you care about what we do and how well we do it. We can never tell you how much it truly means to be supported and appreciated by our community! 

Finally, I would ask that you continue to wash your hands, use social distancing if you are around others, cough or sneeze into your elbow, stay at home if possible and please don’t touch your face. 

 

GOD bless you all!

 

Greg R. Strahan, MHA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Owensboro Health, Inc.

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.