Marketing & Sponsorships

Owensboro to be Official Health Sponsor of Owensboro Convention Center

19 May, 2014

Owensboro Health and the Owensboro Convention Center (OCC) announced that they have entered an exclusive agreement, making Owensboro Health the “Official Health Sponsor” of the Owensboro Convention Center.

“This partnership creates a multitude of win/win opportunities. There is tremendous value for them in the convention center to expose their brand of quality health care to our visitors and the community at large,” shared Dean Dennis, general manager and vice president of Global Spectrum. “It provides a wonderful platform for the Owensboro Health to promote to their mission of a healthy community.”

The announcement was made by Mayor Ron Payne of the City of Owensboro; Dean Dennis, general manager of the Owensboro Convention Center and vice president of Global Spectrum; and Philip Patterson, president and CEO of Owensboro Health.

“This sponsorship is a natural fit between two of our town’s biggest economic drivers. It is great to see organizations in Owensboro working together to support a better way of life for our community,” said Mayor Ron Payne.

The three-year agreement provides Owensboro Health a variety of marketing benefits at OCC, including motivational wellness signage, stair graphics, escalator wraps, hospitality benefits and more.  

“Thousands of people will walk through these doors each month. What better place to instill a message of importance of your health, or offer health screenings and educational programs?” asked Philip Patterson, president and CEO of Owensboro Health. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our organization to share our wellness message while being a part of the exciting development going on in downtown Owensboro.”

Questions may be directed to Erica Wade with Owensboro Health at (270) 315-3599 or or Madison Strobel with the Owensboro Convention Center at (270) 687-8800 or

Owensboro Health is a non-profit health care system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves. Owensboro Health has been recognized by Healthgrades as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical ExcellenceTM (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and America’s 100 BestTM Hospital (2013, 2014). The system includes an acute care hospital; a Medical Group; numerous clinics and diagnostic centers; wound healing centers; a cancer center; home care services; and the Healthpark, a medical-based fitness center. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is licensed to operate 477 beds, with an average of 1,800 births, 64,000 emergency room visits, 18,000 admissions and 500,000 outpatient visits each year. System-wide, the organization has over 3,400 employees, 250 volunteers and 219 medical staff. For more information, visit

About the Owensboro Convention Center ( Western Kentucky’s newest, premier meeting space - the Owensboro Convention Center - is a full-service meeting facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY. The multi-purpose center boasts 92,000 sq. ft. of meeting space consisting of a 44,000+ sq. ft. exhibition hall, and 48,000+ sq. ft. of additional ballroom and meeting space. Global Spectrum, a worldwide leader in venue management, proudly manages the Owensboro Convention Center.

About Global Spectrum ( Global Spectrum manages more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 23-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers SkateZone, a series of community ice skating rinks.


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