CoxHealth achieves ISO 9001 certification
CoxHealth has earned the distinction of becoming the first hospital system in Missouri to achieve ISO 9001 certification. ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality management standard and is used in a variety of businesses. In the health care setting, ISO 9001 serves as a business management structure that helps CoxHealth align its goals, strategies and tactics to make sure they are working together to meet our mission.
Favorable bond pricing for CoxHealth projects
This week, CoxHealth sold $125 million in bonds at an average cost to maturity of 3.616%. The bonds sold very quickly in less than three hours. These will be used to refinance some existing bond monies, fund the new Cox Monett Hospital, and for Springfield hospital and clinic facility development. I want to celebrate Jake McWay’s leadership in this bond issue. His strategy yielded us considerably better rates than expected , and probably saved us around $9 million over the life of these bonds.
CoxHealth welcomes a new physician
Aaron Buzard, MD, has joined Cox Medical Group and will be seeing new patients at CoxHealth Family Medicine Hwy 248, Branson.
New direct deposit option for disability-related expenses
CoxHealth is the first organization in Missouri to partner with the state for MO ABLE, a program that offers a direct deposit, tax-free plan for disability-related expenses. CoxHealth employees may now direct deposit a portion of their wages into a MO ABLE account. State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick recognized our partnership at our leadership development meeting.
CoxHealth employees develop automation technology
CoxHealth’s performance improvement team has developed our first Robotic Process Automation that will automate parts of CoxHealth’s employee onboarding process. Now, a software program will take over some of the more tedious tasks of data entry that go with new job applications. This was the winning project at the 2018 CoxHealth Innovation Accelerator.
Security team saves life with Narcan
CoxHealth’s Public Safety and Security officers have once again saved a life using Narcan. This is the fifth time security officers have revived a patient who was unresponsive at Cox South since the department was issued the opioid-reversal drug.
Diaper drive underway
CoxHealth’s seventh annual Diaper Drive runs through April 30. Diapers collected at CoxHealth facilities and collection bins in the community will go to the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks in Springfield, Jesus Was Homeless in Branson and Monett Community Kitchen.
Ladies First event April 6
Our annual Baby Affair is growing to include all generations of women. The first Ladies First event will be held at Cox South on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The free event features classes, screenings, a keynote speaker, 80-plus vendors and door prizes.
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