Owensboro Health Collaborates with Cincinnati Children’s to Offer Nationally Ranked Heart Care in Owensboro
OWENSBORO, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2021) – Owensboro Health is proud to collaborate with the cardiology experts of Cincinnati Children’s and Kentucky Children’s Hospital to bring the most advanced congenital heart care closer to you as part of the Joint Heart Program.
Three cardiologists from The Joint Heart Program are now accepting referrals for diagnosis and treatment of a full range of heart conditions for children, teens and adults born with heart defects. These patients will be seen at the Owensboro Health Pleasant Valley Medical Office Building (attached to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital) on Wednesdays, saving local patients countless hours of travel time.
Services offered include new patient and follow-up appointments, syncope evaluation and management, pediatric preventive cardiology, adult congenital heart care and cardiac care for pregnant women. The site will also offer in-office testing such as EKGs, echocardiograms, 24-hour Holter and 14-day event monitors and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors.
“Owensboro Health is proud to bring world-renowned heart care to children and adults in our community,” said Dr. Francis DuFrayne, Chief Medical Officer. “Our work with Cincinnati Children’s will be another strong partnership, similar to what we have with UK HealthCare and UofL Health, all of which elevate the level of care available locally.”
“Cincinnati Children’s is committed to expanding services to the communities that request our care,” said Dr. Keller, medical director of Cincinnati Children’s Greater Louisville and Western Kentucky heart practice. “We’re excited to bring pediatric and adult congenital heart care to Owensboro and the surrounding communities, in collaboration with Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Owensboro Health, so that patients and families can access world-class care closer to home.”
Contact: Somer Wilhite, Manager of Marketing - Communications, 270-685-7103 or Somer.Wilhite@OwensboroHealth.org.
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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 and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 250 providers in 30 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility; and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. For more information, visit OwensboroHealth.org.
Started in 2017, the Joint Heart Program is a collaboration between Cincinnati Children’s and Kentucky Children’s Hospital, providing world-class heart care closer to home. The program is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top programs for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. Joint Heart Program providers now offer pediatric and adult congenital heart care at more than 18 locations throughout Kentucky.