Newsroom Cox Monett Momentum Campaign surpasses $7 million goal Posted by Janell Patton on Nov. 19, 2020 The CoxHealth Foundation announced today that it has surpassed the $7 million capital campaign goal to fund construction of the new Cox Monett Hospital. It’s part of a $42 million project to replace the current facility that was built in 1953. “It has been a pleasure to assist with the Cox Monett Momentum Campaign,” said Mike Garrett, co-chairperson of the fundraising campaign and former president of the Cox Monett Community Advisory Board. “The success of this campaign is a tribute to the energy of our volunteers and the generosity of the individuals and businesses we contacted. The new hospital is an impressive and exciting addition to our community.” To date, the capital campaign has raised $7,026,096.64 for the critical access hospital that will feature state-of-the-art equipment, including an in-house MRI, 64-slice CT scanner, and 3D mammography. “Fundraising is always a challenge, and this year with COVID-19, even more so,” said Lisa Alexander, president of the CoxHealth Foundation. “I can’t express enough my gratitude for our Campaign Committee whose dedication to this mission, partnered with the incredible group of over 200 individuals and businesses who gave, is the reason this goal has been met.” The 75,000-square-foot hospital and 27,000-square-foot adjoining medical office building are set to open in early 2021.Photo: Darren Bass, president of Cox Monett Hospital, prepares to put the final piece on the fundraising sign signaling the campaign reaching its goal. Left to right: Margaret Prim, Jack Prim (co-chairperson of the Cox Monett Momentum Campaign and former president of the Cox Monett Community Advisory Board), Phyllis Garrett (hospital volunteer), Mike Garrett (co-chairperson of the Cox Monett Momentum Campaign and former president of the Cox Monett Community Advisory Board), Darren Bass (president of Cox Monett Hospital) and Dr. Elizabeth Lucore (chief of the medical staff at Cox Monett and campaign committee member).