Newsroom Cox Medical Centers in Springfield recognized as Best Regional Hospital Posted by Kaitlyn McConnell on Aug. 14, 2018 CoxHealth in Springfield has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in southwest Missouri for 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report. Cox Medical Centers Springfield was named eighth in Missouri and recognized as high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure and knee replacement. Cox Medical Center Branson was rated high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For the 2018-2019 rankings, U.S. News evaluated nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 16 areas of complex specialty care and nine procedures and conditions. The rankings help patients narrow their search for hospitals that will best fit their needs.