Published on March 19, 2021

COVID-19: A Year In Review

One year ago today, Owensboro Health had its first COVID-19 patient. Looking back, we remember how the community rallied around healthcare workers and donated thousands of homemade masks and PPE. We remember how our team members adjusted to new procedures and trying times. And we remember those who fought the virus – celebrating their victories and mourning their losses.

Looking forward, we’re filled with hope. Vaccines are available to end this pandemic and the idea of “normal” days doesn’t seem far out of reach. Anyone age 16 or older can get on the list to be vaccinated today at, so we can move forward to a healthier tomorrow together.

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.