Owensboro Health | Lift | September 2018

Stories worth celebrating e’re excited to share this latest edition of LIFT magazine, which comes to you with stories and items we think you’ll enjoy! The mission of Owensboro Health is to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve, and in these pages, you’ll find examples of our commitment to both. You’ll learn about a patient with prostate cancer who researched and spoke to experts across the country. What he learned led him to Owensboro Health’s Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center, where he was treated using the brand-new TrueBeam ® radiation therapy machine and had fantastic results. You can also read about a patient from California who was treated at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in 2006. The care he received here helped him until he could receive a heart transplant in 2014. This past May, he returned to Owensboro to thank his caregivers, including the nurse and her parents who gave his family a place to stay while he was hospitalized. We’re also spreading the word about our efforts to improve the overall health of our communities. You’ll see that in a story about Ghost Out, which Owensboro Health participates in each year, educating high school students about the consequences of impaired driving. You’ll also meet two members of the Healthpark who have about 6,000 visits between them. Their dedication to wellness is something to aspire to as we look for ways to elevate our own health. My hope is that these uplifting stories can elevate not just your spirits, but also your overall health and awareness. We invite you to read these stories and also to learn more by visiting us online at OwensboroHealth.org/Lift f or additional videos and content. 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Board of Directors Jeff Carpenter, Chair Jack Wells, Vice-Chair William Harrison, MD, Secretary Suzanne Northern Blazar Bridget Burshears, MD Robert Farmer Susanne Harris Mark Millsap, MD Deborah Nunley-Winters Gavin Roberts Vicki Stogsdill Angela Thompson Terry Woodward 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 Roz Cordini, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, CCO 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 Mitchell, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Director of Marketing . . . Brian Hamby Managing Editor . . . . . Somer Wilhite Contributing Writers . . . . Jessica Browning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dariush Shafa Creative Directors . . . . . Randy Halbig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randa Pence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Strobel Local Photography . . . . Charles Mahlinger Video . . . . . . . . . . Mike Jerstad Digital . . . . . . . . . . Dale Vanover 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 2 Owensboro Health • September 2018