Annual healthy food drive underway
CoxHealth's annual healthy food drive will be collecting healthy foods through Sept. 30.
Donations from this year's drive benefit a variety of charities. In Branson, they go to Christian Action Ministries; in Monett, to Monett Community Kitchen and Crosslines; and in Lamar, to Good Samaritan and First Christian Church in Golden City.
In Springfield, donations go to Crosslines, but ultimately benefit patients at CoxHealth's Family Medical Care Center. Physicians at the clinic are now able to diagnose patients with food insecurity and write them a "prescription" that may be redeemed at Crosslines for healthy food.
Construction officially begins at Cox Monett
Crews began pouring concrete at the site of the new Cox Monett hospital on Thursday. Crews are currently working on the concrete grade beams that will be the foundation for the clinic portion of the building. The new facility is scheduled to open in 2021.
CoxHealth welcomes new physicians
Twelve new physicians joined CoxHealth in August. The providers represent a variety of specialties including radiation oncology, urology, psychiatry, vascular surgery, pain medicine, cardiology and more.
New telehealth hospitalists program helps patients stay close to home in Lamar
Cox Barton County Hospital has partnered with Bryan Health, a premier provider of telemedicine services, for its hospitalist program for evening and weekend hours coverage. The new technology at the hospital allows doctors to see, hear and speak with patients and their family members, and perform clinical examinations, via a monitor with the bedside assistance of nursing staff.
CoxHealth Wellness for Warriors Expo Sept. 7
Veterans, law enforcement, first responders and their families are invited to CoxHealth's Wellness for Warriors Expo Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon for a one-stop opportunity to learn more about resources in the Ozarks for people who have served our country and community.
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