Published on May 04, 2020

What should our patients expect as we start scheduling surgery and procedures?

COVID-19 testing and isolation prior to elective procedures is essential to keeping patients safe. Patients will be tested within 72 hours of their procedure and must self-quarantine between the test and procedure to keep from contracting the virus during that time. COVID-19 can severely impact recovery after surgery, making these steps a life-saving action. Owensboro Health VP of Medical Affairs Dr. Kelley explains in the video below.

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.