Newsroom CoxHealth Family Medicine Residency to Expand Partnership with Jordan Valley Community Health Center Posted by Cary Nabors on March 21, 2022 CoxHealth Family Medicine Residency (FMR) and Jordan Valley Community Health Center announced today they are growing their partnership to better meet health care needs around the Springfield community.The organizations have worked together for several years, and the partnership is expanding to add an additional two resident physicians at Jordan Valley this summer, totaling four resident physicians and two faculty physicians serving patients. Previously, the resident physicians rotated care and staffed as needed.This transition is only the beginning of the expansion. CoxHealth Family Medicine Residency is committed to growing the program and future plans include adding two resident physicians per year for at least the next three years, totaling six. The agreement also includes the possibility of adding more resident physicians in the coming years.“Jordan Valley Community Health Center and CoxHealth Family Medicine Residency are committed to serving and improving the health of our community,” said Dr. Matthew Stinson, executive vice president of Jordan Valley Community Health Center. “This expansion will provide additional access to care for patients in our community, especially on the north side of town where our neighbors will benefit from this growing partnership.”This partnership expansion improves access to care for the entire community, as FMR is also transitioning its clinic to Cox South. This new clinic will educate resident physicians in a state-of-the-art facility while providing whole family care for the community. The clinic is scheduled to open in fall 2022, and will be located on the seventh floor of the Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center. It will include 34 exam rooms and four procedure rooms.“This transition provides better access to care for our community and impactful opportunities for our resident physicians,” said Dr. Shelby Hahn, program director of CoxHealth Family Medicine Residency. “Through the expansion of our partnership with Jordan Valley Community Health Center, our staff and resident physicians are able to serve both north and south Springfield with access and service to all who need it.”Short and long-term growth is planned for the region in the coming years. In addition to the program expansion, a majority of graduates of the program continue to practice medicine in our region, which will provide care and service to this area for many years to come.