We’re proud to be among the best hospitals in the region. 

But what matters most is what that means to our patients. Your health is the top priority for our physicians, employees and volunteers – 10,000 strong – who choose to serve at the Springfield area's only locally owned, not-for-profit health system. 

CoxHealth is Missouri’s first hospital system accredited by DNV-GL Healthcare for quality and patient safety. All five hospitals, as well as our outpatient centers and provider-based clinics hold this national distinction from DNV’s accreditation program, the National Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 

CoxHealth is the only Springfield hospital named for four consecutive years to U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Hospitals list. CoxHealth is recognized by CareChex®, the medical quality rating division of Comparion®, as among the Top 10 percent U.S. hospitals for patient safety in overall hospital, medical and surgical care. 

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Auxiliary 

CoxHealth's Auxiliary has been named an Auxiliary of the Year by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries 11 times. 

Bariatric Surgery 

CoxHealth Surgical Weight Loss has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. 

Becker's Hospital Review 

Becker's Hospital Review named CoxHealth to its 100 Integrated Health Systems to Know list for demonstrating innovation and covering the full continuum of patient care. 

Breast Care 

The Breast Care Clinic is a "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology. The clinic has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. It is also accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Cancer Care

Huston Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. 

CoxHealth is recognized by CareChex as a Top 100 hospital in the U.S. for Medical Excellence and Patient Safety in cancer care. 

CoxHealth was named a High Performing Hospital for colon cancer surgery in 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report.

Cardiology

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U.S. News & World Report included CoxHealth on its 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 Best Hospitals for Common Care list for COPD and Heart Failure. 

CoxHealth is recognized with the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award. To reach the Silver level, an organization must have 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care for one year. 

CoxHealth is recognized by CareChex as a Top 100 hospital in the US for patient safety in cardiac care and major cardiac surgery, and at a Top 10% hospital for heart attack treatment. 

Ear, Nose & Throat

CoxHealth has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in ear, nose and throat care. 

Emergency

CoxHealth is designated a Level I Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Level I is the highest rank available, meaning we are equipped to care for trauma patients of all ages and with injuries of all severities. 

CoxHealth is ranked by CareChex® among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for patient safety in trauma care. 

Cox Air Care is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). CAMTS accreditation is voluntary and recognizes quality, patient care and safety. 

Endocrinology

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Adult Medicine & Endocrinology Specialists in Springfield and CoxHealth Diabetes & Endocrinology in Branson are accredited by the American Institute for Medical Ultrasound for performing ultrasounds and parathyroid ultrasounds. They are the only clinics in southwest Missouri with endocrinologists who are certified by the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound program. 

Family Medicine & Medical Records

The CoxHealth Family Medical Care Center is recognized as a level three Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Home (PCC-PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Level three is the highest possible recognition level, and this is only the second recognized PCC-PCMH in the state of Missouri. 

CoxHealth Express is certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) in accordance with electronic health records criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

Gastroenterology

CoxHealth has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in gastroenterology. 

CareChex has ranked CoxHealth among the Top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety in gastrointestinal hemorrhage care. 

Medicare Advantage

In 2015 CoxHealth Medicare Plus was awarded a perfect 5 out of 5 overall plan rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It is the only Medicare Advantage plan in southwest Missouri and one of only 12 plans in the nation to have received a 5 Star Rating. 

Neuroscience & Neurosurgery

CoxHealth is ranked among the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for medical excellence by CareChex® for spinal fusion and spinal surgery. CoxHealth is also recognized among the Top 10% in the U.S. for patient safety in neurological care and spinal surgery. 

CoxHealth has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in neurology and neurosurgery. 

Becker's Hospital Review has included CoxHealth on its list of "100 Hospitals with Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs."

Organ & Tissue Donation

CoxHealth was recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association with a Donate Life Award, honoring the health system's exceptional leadership in raising awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Orthopedics

CoxHealth is ranked among the Top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety in hip fracture repair by CareChex. 

Becker's Hospital Review has recognized CoxHealth as one of 125 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs. 

Patient Care

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Cox Monett Hospital was a 2014 Excellence in Patient Care winner, as awarded by the Studer Group. 

iVantage Health Analytics recognized Cox Medical Center Branson for overall excellence in outcomes among all acute care hospitals in the nation, and as one of seven rural Missouri hospitals for Excellence in Quality, according to its Hospital Strength INDEX

Cox Medical Center South and Cox Medical Center Branson each received a 4-star rating from Hospital Compare Star Ratings, as determined by quality, safety and patient experience data reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  

Cox Medical Center Branson received high patient safety and patient outcomes scores from Consumer Reports.

Pulmonology & Pneumonia Care

CoxHealth is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in pulmonology

CoxHealth is ranked among the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for medical excellence and patient safety in pulmonary care and pneumonia care by CareChex®. 

Radiology & Laboratory

The Martin Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and PET/CT. Our radiology departments at Cox North, Cox South, Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital and Ferrell-Duncan Clinic are accredited for ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

CoxHealth laboratories are accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS regulates all laboratory testing, except research, performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Our laboratories are also accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Rehabilitation

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for adult care and stroke specialty programs. Ozark Neuro Rehab is accredited by CARF for its brain injury outpatient rehab program. 

The Skilled Nursing and Transitional Care Units at Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital are recognized as a best nursing home in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking is based on ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care. 

Sleep

The CoxHealth Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

Stroke

CoxHealth is ranked among the Top 10% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety in stroke care by CareChex®

Cox South is one of a select few health systems in the nation to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. We are also on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus list for consistently treating tPA-eligible stroke patients in 60 minutes or less from the time they arrive at the hospital. 

Cox Medical Center Branson has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award. 

The CoxHealth Stroke Center is a member of the National Stroke Association’s Stroke Network. 

Cox Medical Center South has been named a Level I Stroke Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Hospital Standards. Cox Medical Center Branson is a Level 2 Stroke Center, and Cox Monett Hospital is a Level 4 Stroke Center, the highest level available for a its size.

Technology 

CoxHealth is a Most Wired hospital system as selected by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. 

CoxHealth is a recipient of Microsoft's 2017 Health Innovation Award, for our use of Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS) to perform diabetic retinal exams in the primary care setting. 

Women’s Health

CoxHealth is ranked among the Top 100 U.S. hospitals for medical excellence and patient safety in women’s health by CareChex®. 

CoxHealth has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in gynecology. 

Wound Care

The CoxHealth Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center has Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation with Distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The center is the first in southwest Missouri, and is among the first in the state, to earn this accreditation. 

Education Accreditations

Cox College

Cox College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution holds numerous accreditations across its academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate and certificate levels. For specific accreditation/approval information, please click here

CoxHealth School of Medical Technology

The CoxHealth School of Medical Technology is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. 

Cox Family Medicine Residency

Cox Family Medicine Residency is fully accredited by The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

Business Recognitions

Cox Medical Center Branson has been named an Employer of Choice, as selected by Employer of Choice International. 

CoxHealth has been named a Springfield Business Journal Dynamic Dozen company, and recognized with the Judge's Choice award, for our community service and philanthropic work. 

CoxHealth has been recognized with a Springfield Business Journal Economic Impact Award.

CoxHealth has been named the Best Place to Work in our region by 417 Magazine