Melinda Cornell, Connections and Travel Program coordinator, and driver John Howard stand next to the program van used to transport patients to non-emergency medical appointments.

It was over 30 years ago that Melinda Cornell became part of the Owensboro Health system, working in the psychiatric unit as a social worker who found joy working with older adults, when a new supervisor asked for help developing a focused program for the specific age-group.

At the time, there were two local hospitals, Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital and Mercy Hospital, with the latter already having its own dedicated older adult program.

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