Update on fundraising for new Cox Monett Hospital
We just received another large gift toward the new Cox Monett Hospital, bringing the total gifts for the project so far to $3.2 million. We are so grateful for the level of community support the hospital is receiving. While other Missouri rural hospitals are closing, Cox Monett is growing thanks to community support.
Virtual Visits special price promotion this summer
Now through July 31, Virtual Visits Basic Care visits are just $30 with plan code SPF30. The regular price is $49. Anyone located in the state of Missouri with an acute illness and ages two years and older can be connected to a provider in minutes.
CoxHealth offers $32 flat-fee health screenings
Community members have the opportunity to receive several health screenings for $32, regardless of insurance. The screenings will be held on June 28 and July 19 and will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Other labs will be available for an additional cost.
Statewide Ebola exercise
CoxHealth participated in a statewide Ebola exercise this week to practice highly infectious disease procedures for the identification and transport of a patient with suspected Ebola. EMS, emergency department and emergency management personnel participated the exercise in partnership with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
CoxHealth participates in Memorial Day activities
All CoxHealth hospitals participated in the National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day. The tradition was established by Congress for Americans to have a moment of silence at 3 p.m. on the holiday no matter where they are to honor those who died in service to our country. Additionally, one of our EMS teams was on hand to help if needed during Memorial Day ceremonies at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
Therapists help patients play ball
Some of our Acute Care therapists recently volunteered at the Miracle League Ball Field to help patients with disabilities play a game of baseball. Each employee was paired with a player to cheer for and to assist. The field is located east of Highway 65 between Battlefield and Sunshine.
Update on music therapy program at Cox South
Earlier this month, Cox South became the first hospital in Springfield to have a Musicians On Call Bedside Performance Program, a nationwide effort to bring live and recorded music to patients in the hospital. After just a few weeks, musicians have delivered music to nearly 80 patients, family members and staff. The program has been well received. One family wrote, “Today my family and I were visiting my husband's grandpa at Cox South. You came in and sang a beautiful song. He was having a hard day and it was the first time he smiled. Once you left the room, we could tell your song helped him so much. He was awake for a while and was holding conversations. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the world."
CoxHealth in the news
Cox Monett’s groundbreaking was featured in a list of five hospitals planning upgrades or expansions in Becker’s Hospital Review.
Springfield News-Leader spoke with occupational therapist Matt Brown about a patient he assisted after a stroke.
CoxHealth’s ISO 9001 certification was included in a recent issue of the News-Leader.
Cox South’s Auxiliary Gift Shop’s Albert D. Maslia Award was shared in Springfield Business Journal.
KOLR’s Ozarks Tonight reported on the Musicians on Call program at Cox South.
Cox South’s participation in a statewide Ebola drill was covered by KOLR-10.
Voice of the patient
"I went to the Walmart clinic on Campbell. I was very pleased with the staff. The provider there was really upbeat and positive. She took initiative to check to make sure everything was affordable for me since I don't have health insurance. The secretary was also great. It was just a pleasant experience overall."
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