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Published on April 12, 2021

Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky Jacqueline Coleman Visited OHRH Today

Coleman speaking with pharmacy leaders

Jacqueline Coleman, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, visited the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital this morning. She encouraged the clinic staff, met with local leaders and spoke to the media at a brief press event.

“For the last year, the medical community has the borne the burden of this pandemic,” Coleman said. “To be able to see, after a year of anxiety and uncertainty and isolation, the gratitude that so many of these folks have for the medical community is heartwarming.” Healthcare workers now get to be “what I consider the light at the end of the tunnel for so many Kentuckians,” she said. “To know that this site alone has distributed over 70,000 vaccinations - they have 1,200 scheduled just today - is remarkable and it speaks to the progress we’re making all across Kentucky.”

Video

See the video of her remarks from the Owensboro Health Facebook page.

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.