Published on August 15, 2023

U.S. News Recognizes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

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U.S. News & World Report, a leading authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Owensboro Health Regional Hospital a 2023-2024 "High Performing Hospital" (the highest rating available) in four conditions and procedures.   

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 treatment of stroke and heart failure, as well as hip replacement and knee replacement procedures. Outcomes for these events at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital are significantly better than the national average.   

“We are excited to be recognized again this year for the commitment to excellent care,” said Beth Steele, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Chief Operating Officer. "Our team of physicians, team members, partners and volunteers have continued to remain mission-focused and prioritize excellent, customized healthcare service.”

In a typical year, U.S. hospitals admit more than 30 million patients. More than 1 million will have a knee or hip replaced, and about 900,000 will have heart failure. 

Any hospital should be able to treat these ailments successfully, and many do – but some treat them better than others. The Best Hospitals procedures and conditions ratings show consumers how well their local hospitals stand up to scrutiny in the procedures and conditions U.S. News rates.   

In 2023, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,300 hospitals to generate procedure and condition ratings. While more than 1,900 hospitals were rated high performing in at least one procedure or condition, none were rated high performing in all 21 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 350 providers at more than 30 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a weight management program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have more than 19,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 33,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 150 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 90,000 Emergency Department visits and more than 1.25 million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.