Published on April 20, 2021

Maternity Services Receives Special Designation

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Maternity Services at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is proud to be designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

When you or your family need specialty care, you want access to providers who best fit your needs. Choosing the right doctor or hospital is important. Some doctors and hospitals may have more expertise in certain areas of specialty care than others, which can impact the quality and results of the care you receive. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies created a national recognition program—Blue Distinction Specialty Care—to make it easier for you to find quality care that’s right for you.

Blue Distinction Center and Blue Distinction Center+ designations are awarded to doctors and hospitals based on a thorough, objective evaluation of their performance in the areas that matter most—quality care and treatment expertise. Blue Distinction designated providers have a proven history of delivering better quality care than those without these recognitions.

Quality is key. Only those providers that first meet nationally established, objective quality measures for Blue Distinction Centers will be considered for designation as a Blue Distinction Center+. Additionally, the + indicates that an organization demonstrates more affordable care in addition to quality care and treatment expertise.

Owensboro Health strives to offer excellent, affordable healthcare and we are grateful to be recognized with this distinction.

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.