Published on May 19, 2021

Owensboro Health removes pandemic tent as vaccinations increase

Here’s a unique sign of hope during the pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic, Owensboro Health has used the tent to help with social distancing. Then, to help patients with respiratory issues stay separate from other folks in the hospital.

Most recently, it’s been used to administer monoclonal antibody infusions. Now - the good news - the hospital says it no longer has a use for the tent as more people get vaccinated.

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.