New Cox Monett Hospital Breaks Ground Spring of 2019
Construction of the new hospital in Monett, Missouri, is expected to begin in 2019 and will take approximately two years to complete. The new $42 million-dollar, 70,000-square-foot hospital will replace the current facility and will make quality health care even more readily available to the community.
History of Cox Monett
Monett's hospital dates back to 1928, when local physician and World War I veteran Dr. William West opened an 18-bed hospital in Monett. Dr. West dedicated the majority of his life to medicine and the community. He helped establish the American Legion chapter in Monett and was a Mason and a member of About Ben Adhem Shrine at Springfield. When he decided to retire, he donated the hospital to the Vincentian Sisters of Charity so it could continue serving the community. The hospital operated as St. Vincent's until it was acquired by CoxHealth in 1993 and the name changed to Cox Monett.
The current building was built in 1953 and has gone through numerous renovations over the years, including the addition of a physician's clinic in 1974 and a large renovation project in 1998 that included a new emergency department. The largest renovation and expansion project thus far happened in 2001 and included reinstating obstetric services and expanding and modernizing the medical-surgical unit. While the hospital has served the community well for many years, an updated and expanded facility will help us continue providing vital health care services with a focus on quality and innovation, as well as helping attract more providers to Monett. The new hospital is a key part of our mission to ensure rural communities have access to the health care they need, especially in critical, time-sensitive situations.
Cox Monett Hospital Milestones
Momentum Campaign Launches
The Momentum Campaign launched in January 2019 to support the new hospital. Donors can invest in the future of health care in their community, be recognized for their generosity and share in the pride of helping advance care in the region. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Contact the CoxHealth Foundation for more information.
Construction Crews Begin Moving Dirt
On March 11, 2019, crews began moving dirt to level the field in preparation for construction.
CoxHealth Breaks Ground on New Cox Monett Hospital
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. as CoxHealth and Monett community leaders broke ground on the new Cox Monett Hospital. In addition to CoxHealth employees and leadership, many community members attended to show their support.
Momentum Campaign Receives Three $1-Million Gifts
The Cox Monett Hospital Momentum Campaign received three separate gifts of $1 million each. All funds donated to the campaign are dedicated to the construction of the new hospital. These donations brought the campaign total to $4.6 million as of August 2019.
Crew Begins Pouring Concrete
On September 5, 2019, crews began pouring concrete, marking the official start of building the new hospital.