Published on September 30, 2021
COVID-19 Update: Boosters, Regional Antibody Center
If you got the Pfizer vaccine in January, February or March - and you are over 65, have a medical condition or work a frontline job - you can get your booster now. To make an appointment, visit OwensboroHealth.org/Vaccine.
COVID-19 Antibody Administration Center
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is now a Regional COVID-19 Antibody Administration Center (CAAC). Each week, the federal government will allocate amounts of Regeneron and Bamlanivimab/ETE to each state. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, along with other regional sites, must submit needs to the state. While sites may not get all the supplies they request, our pharmacy, emergency department and central scheduling will work together to determine the number of appointments to fill each day. At this time we are able to take care of all patients who qualify and are referred to us. Providers can refer COVID-19 positive patients by sending the completed referral form to OHRH Central Scheduling by fax or through Epic. The treatment is for mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.
COVID-19 By the Numbers
Owensboro Health had 51 COVID-19 positive deaths in September - the most since December 2020. Of those deaths, 43 were unvaccinated. The numbers speak for themselves. If you’re not vaccinated, please schedule an appointment at OwensboroHealth.org/Vaccine.
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.