Owensboro Health | Lift | July 2020
2 Owensboro Health • July 2020 Welcome to LIFT 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 CONNECT WITH US ONLINE FOR MORE HEALTH TIPS, NEWS AND EVENTS 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. © 2020 Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Board of Directors Jeff Carpenter, Chair Robert Farmer, Vice-Chair William Harrison, MD, Secretary Candance Castlen Brake Bridget Burshears, MD Susanne Harris Nick Hetman Anthony McBride, MD Phil Riney Dave Roberts Gavin Roberts Vicki Stogsdill, RN Angela Thompson, JD Michael Yeiser, MD Administration Greg Strahan, President & CEO John Hackbarth, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Francis DuFrayne, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer Mia Suter, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer Ward Begley, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer Deborah Bostic, Chief Operating Officer of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Jason Field, Chief Operating Officer of Owensboro Health Medical Group Ed Heath, Chief Operating Officer of Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Tim Belec, Vice President, Chief Information Officer Bill Bryant, MD, Vice President, Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer David Danhauer, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer Ramona Hieneman, JD, Vice President, Compliance and Privacy Ruby Jacildo, Vice President, Accounting/Controller Steve Johnson, Vice President, Government & Community Affairs Lisa Jones, Vice President, Ancillary Services Michael Kelley, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs Kathleen Myer, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Russ Ranallo, Vice President, Finance Joni Sims, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital James Tidwell III, MD, Vice President, Population Health LIFT Creative Team Editorial Leadership: Department Leads: Brian Hamby, Director of Marketing; Somer Wilhite, Manager of Marketing Communications Editor: Jacqueline Jordan Writing and Content: Jessica Browning Production Coordination: Alex Oser Contact Owensboro Health: Main Line 270-417-2000 24-Hour Health Info Line 855-417-8555 Or visit OwensboroHealth.org Art Direction: Randa Pence Multimedia: Local Photography: Charles Mahlinger Digital: Katie Roberts Proud and thankful of our healthcare heroes and you ear readers, We’re proud. We’re proud of our team and the work we’ve done during these uncertain times. I’ve seen them fill new roles to meet new needs and use their creativity to combat the challenges COVID-19 has presented. Across the board, from healthcare providers to facilities management, each team member is an invaluable part of how we will beat this pandemic. We’re proud of our community. The support we’ve received has been very emotional and unexpected. It’s been inspiring to see so many people reach out to show support or donate personal protective equipment to protect our team. This issue of LIFT is a special one. It’s a thank you to our team members and community for everything you’ve done during the pandemic. Challenges are best met when we work together, and we’ve demonstrated that over recent days. Just like we’ve been here during COVID-19, we’ll be here as things return to “normal.” We’re proud to be here whenever, and however, you need us. Greg R. Strahan, MHA President & CEO Owensboro Health Greg Strahan, President & CEO Message from the President & CEO D On the cover Emergency Department Manager Blakeley McDaniel, RN, shows off a photo of her daughters, Briley and Kensington. We couldn’t be more proud of our team members over the course of this pandemic. Behind each mask is a parent, a loved one or friend, working to keep families in our community safe.
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