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Published on August 25, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Names Owensboro Health Regional Hospital a High Performing Hospital

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Owensboro Health Regional Hospital a 2022-2023 "High Performing Hospital" (the highest rating available) for the care of heart attacks, strokes, COPD and kidney failure.

These annual ratings are intended to help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions. Based on patient outcomes, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital earned "High Performing" ratings for the care of heart attacks, strokes, COPD and kidney failure, which was significantly better than the national average.

"We're pleased to be recognized for our commitment to excellent care," said Beth Steele, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Chief Operating Officer. "Our physicians and team members demonstrate their dedication to our patients and community daily. We will continue to invest in innovative technology along with a focus on recruiting and retaining expert caregivers to ensure high quality, safety and service.”

For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received "High Performing" ratings, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions.

"When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need," said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. "A hospital that's earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider."

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

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.