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Published on February 08, 2021

Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center vaccination effort tops 800 doses

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2021) - Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center has administered over 800 doses of the Moderna vaccine since the hospital began its COVID-19 vaccination clinic in December, hospital officials announced on Monday. OHTLMC’s totals include 482 “first doses” and over 333 “second doses,” with more vaccinations scheduled this week.

“Throughout the pandemic, OHTLMC has stood strong for Grayson County, providing resources and treatments to help our community stay healthy,” said Chief Operating Officer Ashley Herrington. “Vaccines are our greatest opportunity to reduce the spread of this virus, so every dose increases hope for a brighter future.”

The hospital began administering vaccines after receiving its initial shipment on Dec. 23. So far, OHTLMC’s vaccines have been given to healthcare workers, first responders and individuals 70 and over—mirroring the tiered structure provided by the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely challenging journey for everyone in our community, but because of the vaccines we have a renewed sense of hope and optimism,” said Director of Quality Brittany Clemons. “It is very rewarding to be part of OHTLMC’s COVID-19 vaccination team, because each immunization gets us one step closer to defeating the pandemic and regaining some normalcy.”

The Moderna vaccine requires two doses – about 28 days apart – to achieve an immunity of nearly 95 percent, studies show. Administering multiple doses is a complex operation that requires teamwork across many hospital departments, Herrington said.

“Our team has worked diligently to provide the community with a safe, well-run vaccination clinic,” Herrington said. “Leaders and team members from many different departments have worked together for the benefit of our patients, and I hope the community is proud of what they have accomplished.”

Contact: Somer Wilhite, Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7103,
(C) 270-779-6970, Somer.Wilhite@OwensboroHealth.org.

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.