Owensboro Health | Lift | March 2019

Discover the latest news at Facebook.com/OwensboroHealth Check out our videos at YouTube.com/OwensboroHealthorg Follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/OwensboroHealth OwensboroHealth.org/LIFT Information in LIFT comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. © 2019 Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Board of Directors Jeff Carpenter, Chair Jack Wells, Vice-Chair William Harrison, MD, Secretary Suzanne Northern Blazar Bridget Burshears, MD Robert Farmer Susanne Harris Anthony McBride, MD Deborah Nunley-Winters Phil Riney Gavin Roberts Vicki Stogsdill Angela Thompson Michael Yeiser, MD Administration Greg Strahan, President & CEO Francis DuFrayne, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer John Hackbarth, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Ward Begley, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer Mia Suter, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer Deborah Bostic, Chief Operating Officer of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Tim Belec, Vice President, Chief Information Officer Wathen Medley, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs Jason Field, Chief Operating Officer of Owensboro Health Medical Group Ed Heath, Chief Operating Officer of Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Steve Johnson, Vice President, Government & Community Affairs Russ Ranallo, Vice President, Finance David Danhauer, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer Lisa Jones, Vice President, Ancillary Services Bill Bryant, MD, Vice President, Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer Ruby Jacildo, Vice President, Accounting/Controller Joni Sims, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Kathleen Myer, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital LIFT Creative Team Editorial Leadership: Department Lead: Brian Hamby, Director of Marketing Editor: Somer Wilhite, Manager of Communications Writing and Content: Jessica Browning Megan Kirby Dariush Shafa Production Coordination: Alex Cochenour Cherita Flener Contact Owensboro Health: Main Line 270-417-2000 24-Hour Health Info Line 855-417-8555 Owensboro Health Medical Group Appointment Line: 844-446-9663 Or visit OwensboroHealth.org CONNECT WITH US ONLINE FOR MORE HEALTH TIPS, NEWS AND EVENTS Welcome to LIFT Your heart is in good hands ear readers, The first edition of LIFT magazine for 2019 is in your hands and I’m excited about the stories you will read in the following pages! February is National Heart Month and that means a lot to me. Not that many years ago I experienced a heart event myself and received great care at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. As a result of the care provided to me by our wonderful team, I am still here today to witness growth. Whether you are at a Healthplex facility, a clinic or one of our hospitals, Owensboro Health has a wide range of services and experts in heart care. This edition of LIFT talks about several of them. There is a piece on women’s heart health, another on the different types of cardiologists and a great story of collaborative learning that occurred despite obstacles of geography and language. While I hope all of these stories will illustrate just how far Owensboro Health has come in cardiac care, I can tell you from personal experience that I never doubted our capabilities. I hope that you find these stories enjoyable and uplifting. Happy New Year! Greg R. Strahan, MHA President & CEO Owensboro Health Spotlight: Students and university staff from El Salvador visit Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Greg Strahan, President & CEO Message from the President & CEO D Creative and Design: Madison Strobel, Manager of Advertising Randy Halbig Randa Pence Multimedia: Video Specialist: Mike Jerstad Local Photography: Charles Mahlinger Digital: Katie Roberts 2 Owensboro Health • March 2019