Published on May 07, 2020

The Next Steps to Improved Health

Coronavirus Update

OHRH

Next week begins Phase Two of the Owensboro Health recovery plan, which means we are preparing to open more services, such as outpatient surgery. We are taking every necessary step to keep our patients and team members safe as we reopen the system, including patient testing and visitor restrictions. I am proud of the thoughtful, deliberate approach we are taking, and I am thankful to everyone who has contributed to this plan. We are doing this the right way.

Meanwhile, we are seeing fewer COVID-19 cases in our hospitals and have not seen the surge that was possible a few weeks ago. Surge readiness is still a top priority, but it is also time to focus on restarting our health system in the safest way possible so that we can provide all of the care and services our communities need.

At Owensboro Health, we have strong leadership, outstanding resources and an excellent team, and we will continue to stand strong as the region recovers from the pandemic—just like we have been every step of the way.

Greg Strahan, President and CEO

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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.

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