Published on April 28, 2021

OH, DCPS partnership to benefit student health, wellness

Owensboro Health will officially present a check for $200,000 to the Daviess County Public Schools district during opening ceremonies of the City-County Track Meet hosted by Apollo High School at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 27.

The donation represents the hospital’s commitment to supporting health and wellness in our community, with an emphasis on nurturing healthy lifestyle education among students. The contribution was dedicated to the construction of new athletic facilities at Apollo and Daviess County high schools, including new and/or renovated football fields, tracks, locker rooms, training rooms, bleachers, concession stands, press boxes and other amenities.

Owensboro Health President and CEO Greg Strahan will present the check to DCPS officials, including Superintendent Matt Robbins, Board of Education chairman Dale Stewart and vice-chairman Todd Anderson.

“This gift represents the highest ideals of the mission shared by Owensboro Health and the Daviess County Public Schools district, which is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn and grow as healthy, productive members of society,” Robbins said. “Our high school athletic facilities will serve generations of students who participate in sports, band and other activities, or who simply enjoy the spirit of camaraderie in attending games and other events in these stadiums.”

“At Owensboro Health, children and school health are a priority focus area for our organization. This is a part of our commitment to our mission - to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve. I have no doubt that this investment in our local children will contribute to the overall health and wellness of our communities for years to come,” said Strahan.

Our media partners are invited to attend this event and share information about this positive partnership on behalf of students. For more information, contact OH Marketing & Public Relations Manager Somer Wilhite at somer.wilhite@owensborohealth.org or 270-685-7103 or DCPS public information officer Lora Wimsatt at lora.wimsatt@daviess.kyschools.us or 270-852-7000 ext.10215.

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.