Published on November 24, 2021
Annual Food Drive Off To Great Start
The Owensboro Health Holiday Food Drive is underway! Every year our team members manage to donate tons - really, tons - of food to provide for those in our communities that need a little extra help. Team members also purchase t-shirts to wear during the holiday season, creating funds that help pay heating bills or buy winter coats for children.
Our mission is a straightforward one - to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve. The annual food drive is just one way we live that mission.
At Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center, team members donated 1,527 pounds of household products and canned goods - just on the first day on the food drive! In Greenville, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital team members have donated 2,702 pounds of food and personal care items. In Owensboro, an entire mini storage pod was filled with donated food. These items stay in the community where they’re given, so team members are helping their neighbors.
The food drive will continue until December 17 with drop off locations at every Owensboro Health facility.
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; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; 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.