Published on August 02, 2021

Vaccination Clinics on a Roll!

County fairs. Basketball tournaments. Local parks. Owensboro Health vaccination teams have been taking every opportunity to bringOwensboro Health Employees the shot to willing arms in our local communities.

“Every single vaccination brings us one step closer to ending this pandemic,” said Jason Collins, director of inpatient pharmacy for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. “Many people have difficulty coming to us, so we’ve been going to them.”

In Daviess County, where vaccination rates hover around 45 percent, OHRH’s vaccination team has taken to the streets to help improve the numbers. They have appeared at Friday After 5, the Dust Bowl basketball tournament, and the Daviess-McLean Baptist Association. OHRH has also partnered with local schools to appear at school events and to bus students to the hospital for vaccinations. Collins says they are working on future plans with local colleges and universities.

6,000th COVID Vaccine Administered

Meanwhile, in Muhlenberg County, the OHMCH team has also had a very busy summer. The team has conducted successful clinics at the Muhlenberg County Fair, Hope 2 All, and Rides and Ribs at Lu-Ray Park. There are more appearances to come in Greenville and Central City, including the upcoming concert series at Lu-Ray in August. Also, the hospital held a successful on-site clinic on Wednesday, administering 102 vaccinations in a single day. This brought their total to 6,000 doses.

All of these efforts are good news to Chief Medical Officer Francis DuFrayne, MD, who says every vaccination counts. “These outreach clinics speak to the spirit and determination of our team members to make our communities safer from COVID-19.”

Schedule your Owensboro Health vaccination at OwensboroHealth.org/Vaccine.

OHRH Dining Expanding to Café A

Starting Friday, Café A will be open for dining, a measure that will provide additional seating as OHRH responds to the COVID-19 uptick.

COVID ISOLATION PATIENTS

HOSPITAL

# OF PATIENTS

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

23

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital

3

Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center

2

TOTAL

28

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.