is looking for new employees.  The new addition to Cox Medical Center South will open this summer.  And, as part of the preparation for opening, the hospital is looking to fill about 75 full time and part time positions.

A hiring event for full and part time positions in environmental services, patient safety, and dietary will be held today (3/16) from 9 am to noon and Friday March 20th from 1 to 4 in Foster Auditorium at Cox South.

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This month’s national settlement with credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s equals $21.5 million for Missouri, a portion of which will benefit two major projects in Springfield.

Missouri State University President Clif Smart announced this week that Gov. Jay Nixon has released $620,000 of the $1.325 million withheld for the school’s occupational therapy program and health programs in West Plains.

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A program this week is designed to educate young people about teen violence.  It will also provide those involved in abusive relationships with information about how to get help and about the importance of telling someone what’s going on.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

The problem of abuse in teenage relationships is probably greater than many people realize.  Statistics show that abuse in teen relationships is fairly common.


Pediatric general surgery and pediatric urology are now part of CoxHealth's pediatric specialty programs.  The healthcare system added those areas in anticipation of the opening of the Dee Ann White Women's and Children's Hospital at Cox Medical Center South, according to a Cox news release.

The two new additions bring the total number of pediatric special programs at CoxHealth to eight, including cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, neurology, orthopedic surgery and pulmonology.

Across Missouri healthcare policy is changing to include nondiscrimination protections to the LGBT community. That’s according to a 2014 Healthcare Equality Index report, which ranked Missouri 6th in the nation for hospitals qualifying as “Leaders in LGBT Health,” one year after coming in 36th place. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more on the changes in southwest Missouri.