Published on December 14, 2021

Owensboro Health Will Match Portion of Disaster Relief Contributions

Across the Owensboro Health system, our hearts are saddened by the tragic devastation in our communities after the weekend’s tornado outbreak. Owensboro Health is ready to assist our team members and to help our communities begin the process of healing and rebuilding.

To aid in the recovery of our communities, Owensboro Health will match a portion of disaster relief donations made at OwensboroHealth.org/TornadoRelief. Owensboro Health Foundation will meet internal grant requests as we help the region recover.

Internally, the health system has activated the HOPE Fund for team members directly affected by the disaster. The HOPE Fund is a donation-driven program that allows Owensboro Health team members to help their co-workers during a crisis.

Owensboro Health is also developing mini-grants to help nonprofit organizations that are providing tornado relief efforts. Organizations will soon be able to apply for up to $1,000 in funds.

Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to all impacted by this disaster.

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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.