Sunday, March 1, 2009

OMHS Economic Asset for Region

The Owensboro Medical Health System recieved Health Grades "Distinguished Hospial Award" for 2009, putting it among the top 5 percent of rated hospitals in the nation.  Only five Kentucky hospitals recieved the award, the other four are in Louisville. 

OMHS is a key economic driver.  They are the among the largest employers in western Kentucky, with over 3,000 employees.  The newly planned $300 million expansion planned for the east side of Owensboro is a signal of the long-term positon OMHS will play in providing quality health care in the region.  

The Health Grades recognition signals the role of OMHS  to the region's overall quality of place. As the population of the United States continues to age, quality health care is a key determinent of where people choose to live and spend their money.  The high level of medical care provided by OMHS will positively impact the future competitiveness of the Greater Owensboro region. 

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