Published on September 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Monoclonal Antibodies, Run for Your Life, Elective Surgeries, COVID-19 By The Numbers

Monoclonal Antibodies Update

Due to a federal change in the way monoclonal antibodies are distributed, and high demand across the country, we will have to limit our monoclonal antibody appointments. We have enough supply to meet this week’s currently scheduled patients, just over 50 doses, and will not be able to schedule new appointments until additional supplies are received.
 
As we have done throughout the pandemic, Owensboro Health is working very closely with the Governor’s office and the Kentucky Department of Public Health on a plan to meet this challenge together. We are hopeful to have a few more details to share in the days ahead.
 
In the meantime, to echo Gov. Beshears’ statement, this situation is a reminder that demand is extremely high across Kentucky due to the rise in cases—not just in the Owensboro area—so that has major implications on the supply chain. People should do everything they can to prevent COVID-19 or mitigate its symptoms, especially vaccination. 

Run For Your Life Postponed

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our community, the upcoming Owensboro Health Healthpark Run for Your Life 5k Race and the Kids' Fun Run have been postponed until April 30, 2022. This decision is to protect the health and safety of team members and race participants and we appreciate your understanding.  All registrations will be carried forward to the new event date.

Change To Elective Surgeries

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is postponing all elective surgeries that require an overnight stay during September 16 to 24. This decision was made due to the rise in COVID-19 patients and our ability to maintain our normal scheduling patterns. We will continue to assess our abilities to return to normal scheduling and make decisions to insure that those needing urgent care have access.

COVID-19 By The Numbers

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in our communities. This infographic shows how many COVID-19 positive patients were in Owensboro Health facilities as of 8 a.m. Thursday morning, as well as the age range of patients.

 
Hospitalized COVID Patients

 

Hospitalized COVID Patients

 

Hospitalized COVID Patients

 

Hospitalized COVID Patients
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.