Health news and issues in the Ozarks.


5:14 am
Fri March 13, 2015

CoxHealth to Hold Hiring Events This Week

Artist Rendering of New Cox South Patient Tower



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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1:25 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

A Growing Number of Births Happen Outside Hospitals


Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:49 pm

A growing number of births in the United States are happening outside of hospitals, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported two percent of births in Missouri took place in homes, birth centers, and in family practices in 2013. The number of out-of-hospital births has been on the rise since 2006 in Missouri because it’s becoming an attractive alternative for some families.

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12:59 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Full Funding in Limbo as MU Clinical Program for Springfield Moves Forward

Credit CoxHealth

Third year clinical students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine will be able to observe doctors in Springfield as early as 2016 if funding comes to fruition.

The long-awaited program hit a roadblock last year, after Gov. Jay Nixon withheld the program’s $10 million appropriation as part of an even larger withhold.

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6:05 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

2015 Springfieldian John Bentley on 40-Plus Years of Medical Service

Bentley with his 2015 Springfieldian award in January.
Credit Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

It’s safe to say that Dr. John Bentley has found a home in Springfield and a place in the area’s medical history archives.

His first stint in the Show-Me state came while pursuing his undergrad from the University of Missouri in the 1950s. That’s where he met his wife, Roseann. After serving four years in the Navy, the Philadelphia native completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and then internal medicine training at the University of Wisconsin.

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3:42 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

MSU President Confident in Continued Funding for Health Program

The O’Reilly Clinical Health Science Center at Cherry and Holland is on pace to be completed by the fall 2015 semester.
Scott Harvey KSMU

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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