CoxHealth, Springfield MO

CoxHealth to host virtual career fair for 600 open jobs | 9/14/2020

Sep 14, 2020 / 09:59 AM CDT / Updated: Sep 14, 2020 / 09:59 AM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- CoxHealth will be hosting a virtual career fair Tuesday with hopes to fill 600 job openings. “Instead of gathering in person, CoxHealth senior recruiters will connect with interested applicants one-on-one during the health system’s first virtual career fair on Tuesday, Sept. 15.,” a press release states. The fair will run from 11 a.m …

CoxHealth honors first responders, provides free lunch | 9/12/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — CoxHealth took time to honor first responders in the area with a free lunch on Friday, Sept. 11. First responders drove up and were handed lunch to-go while receiving plenty of thank yous along the way. “This is our first responder free meal that we offer every year,” said Kerri Miller, CoxHealth volunteer Coordinator. “It’s extra special today because it’s 9/11. We also honor those that served …

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CoxHealth employee, age 40, dies from COVID-19 | 9/10/2020

Jackie Rehwald Springfield News-Leader A CoxHealth employee has died from COVID-19, according to a message from Steve Edwards, CEO of the hospital. Marie Brumbaugh, 40, was a medical assistant at one of the clinics in the Branson area. “She served our patients with great kindness, compassion, and honor, prioritizing the health and safety of others,” Edwards wrote. “We share this in order to remain transparent to our CoxHealth

CoxHealth employee at Branson clinic dies from COVID-19 | 9/10/2020

CoxHealth employee at Branson clinic dies from COVID-19 From staff reports 1 min to read BRANSON, Mo. — A medical assistant at a Branson-area clinic has died from COVID-19. The announcement of the death of Marie Brumbaugh, 40, was made Wednesday by CoxHealth , which operates clinics and hospitals in Springfield, Branson, Monett and Lamar. Officials couldn’t pinpoint the source of Brumbaugh’s infection with certainty, said Steve Edwards, president …

Springfield hospitals may be ahead of the curve in providing telehealth options for victims of sexual … | 9/4/2020

… Then we found out about the new legislation that was coming, so it kind of happened to be that it rolled out at a very similar timing,” said Brooke Batesel, the TeleSANE coordinator at CoxHealth . Batesel said the program will break barriers for people in rural areas. “The cost of gas traveling, the trauma that they’ve just experienced and then they’re asked to ride in a car for 60-90 miles …

Health system offering forensic exams in rural areas | 9/3/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — CoxHealth is making it easier for sexual assault victims to get a forensic exam by offering them at CoxHealth Emergency Departments (ED). Emergency departments are offering TeleSANE exams, which are performed with virtual support from Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) in Springfield. “TeleSANE gives us the opportunity to provide the highest level of care to patients who have experienced a sexual assault, regardless of where they live,” said …

Forensic exams available at all CoxHealth emergency rooms | 9/3/2020

Forensic exams are now available at all CoxHealth emergency departments, the health system announced this week. While forensic exams have long been available at CoxHealth in Springfield, access to these services in rural areas was limited. In some cases, sexual assault survivors could have been transferred to outlying facilities as far as 65 miles away for exams. With new telemedicine technology, individuals in need of forensic exams can be treated …

CoxHealth opens registration for medical assistant apprenticeships | 9/2/2020

Springfield News-Leader Registration for CoxHealth ‘s medical assistant apprenticeship program is now open. The program gives participants a salary while attending classes, tuition for the classes themselves and the chance at a job after successfully completing the program. Thirty individuals will be accepted in the upcoming cohort, which starts in January. The registration deadline is Oct. 16. Cox Medical Group Director of Nursing Amanda Spickard told the News-Leader via …

COVID-19 death report goes viral, local doctor explains its meaning | 9/1/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A new CDC report went viral on social media saying only 6% of COVID-19 deaths listed the virus as the only cause, the other 94% had other health conditions. To better understand what is written by the CDC, KOLR10’s Robert Jehle sat down with an expert to break down the report. CoxHealth infectious disease Doctor Robin Trotman says the confusion in this study is about death …

Jack Henry tops local firms on Forbes list | 9/1/2020

Jack Henry tops local firms on Forbes list BY: SBJ Staff CoxHealth and O’Reilly Automotive also are among ranked Springfield-area businesses. This item is available in full to subscribers. Please log in to continue E-mail Need a web account? Current Print subscribers If you’re currently a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one. Non-subscribers Click here to see your …

Greene County reports 112 COVID-19 cases in 24-hour period | 8/28/2020

… August 26, we received 112 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Greene County citizens. Our current total is 2,805 confirmed cases. As of Thursday morning, there were 86 COVID-19 positive individuals hospitalized at either CoxHealth or Mercy Hospital Springfield . Twenty-seven of those individuals are Greene County residents. Posted by AVAILABLE NOW! THE BUCK STARTS HERE: HARRY S. TRUMAN AND THE CITY OF LAMAR SUPPORT THE TURNER REPORT AND INSIDE …

MDHI Center Completes 5,000-hour Overhaul on MD 902 | 8/26/2020

by Kerry Lynch - August 26, 2020, 11:13 AM CoxHealth ’s Cox Air Care has two MD 902 Explorers in its fleet that provide helicopter air ambulance services throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest Arkansas from bases at Cox South in Springfield and Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Missouri. (Photo: MD Helicopters) MD Helicopters (MDHI) completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, along with inspections, repairs, and modifications, on an MD 902 …

Greene County is in the ‘green zone’ for percentage of positive COVID tests. For now. | 8/22/2020

… percent, according to Johns Hopkins University . Missouri is a red zone; America is a yellow zone. Last month, both were yellow, according to White House data . 19 percent? ‘Expect more exposures’ The leader of CoxHealth , Steve Edwards, brought attention to positivity rates earlier this week. On Wednesday he used Twitter to share some recent stats — including positivity rate — covering Cox’s regional footprint. It covers dozens of counties, not just Springfield …

CoxHealth, Mercy-Springfield Report Record COVID Patients | 8/19/2020

9:31 am Coronavirus , Local News , News , State Leaders at CoxHealth and Mercy-Springfield say they are seeing record numbers of COVID-19 patients. The hospitals are reporting close to 90 people hospitalized from the coronavirus. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says close to a third of those patients are actually Greene County residents. Despite the rise in patients, both health systems say they still have room for those seeking …

CoxHealth school care program available for employees, university partners | 8/19/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An option is available to Springfield parents worried about their kids if they are an employee of CoxHealth or one of its university partners, including Evangel, OTC, and Drury. CoxHealth school care program is open to kids in grades K through 6 and runs Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. A nurse will be on-site during the program and university partners will help tutor …

Greene County hospitals see high numbers of COVID-19 patients | 8/18/2020

Springfield News-Leader Greene County hospitals are reporting record numbers of coronavirus patients after weeks of steady increases in cases. CoxHealth was housing 58 COVID-19 patients as of Monday morning, the highest figure to date. Mercy had 27 inpatients in Springfield, up from 18. Mercy’s regional hospitals also have seen coronavirus patients. Their facility in Aurora reported two patients, and the one in Lebanon had one, according to Mercy …

Court rules against temporary injunction on face covering mandate | 8/18/2020

… Circuit Judge Jeff Merrell decided on the plaintiff’s request for a temporary injunction. According to an online court docket, both sides gave arguments and cited cases. Dr. Shawn Usery M.D, Chief Medical Officer for CoxHealth , testified for the defense. After hearing arguments, Merrell denied the temporary restraining order. Springfield Attorney Kristi Fulnecky is representing plaintiffs Jamie Hall and his online business Branson Etched Mugs, as well as Bo Dejager and …

VOTE: Captain Springfield Final Four | 8/12/2020

Stephen Herzog Springfield News-Leader Another 9,000 votes in Round 2 left us with our final four finalists for the fifth Captain Springfield. We started out with six “top” seeds and only two of those remain. This round, we say goodbye to the top seed, Steve Edwards, the CoxHealth president and CEO, who can go back to worrying about COVID-19, which we’re certain he never actually stopped doing. Also …

VOTE: Captain Springfield 5, the first round | 8/11/2020

… are this year’s nominees. If embeded polls don’t load, refresh your page. Simply click on the photo of the person you want to vote for. 1. Steve Edwards is the president and CEO of CoxHealth , one of Springfield’s two major hospitals. He has been in the spotlight more than ever these last few months as one of the area’s leading voices on battling COVID-19. 16. Joy Robertson is a …

Pokin Around: Anonymous tip leads to info on how many Cox, Mercy nurses out with COVID-19 | 8/7/2020

Steve Pokin Springfield News-Leader Thirteen nurses at CoxHealth and Mercy have tested positive for COVID-19 and are active cases, currently unable to work. Five are employed at Mercy and eight work for CoxHealth . The numbers do not include nurses who had tested positive and have recovered or were quarantined and returned to work. Not all 13 nurses work directly with COVID-19 patients. Most contracted the disease outside …

CoxHealth To Offer Student Care Program For Employees’ Children | 8/6/2020

… a tough thing when, a couple days a week, they may have some younger kids and not necessarily have backup child care options for them,” said Andy Hedgpeth, vice-president of human resources at CoxHealth . “So, what we wanted to make sure is that our employees didn’t have to choose between coming to work or not coming to work to stay home with their kids.” The student care program will …

CoxHealth launches employee school care program for children K-6 | 8/6/2020

Sara Karnes Springfield News-Leader CoxHealth employees with children in kindergarten through sixth grade have another option when it comes to a school care program during this pandemic. CoxHealth announced that it is temporarily closing the Meyer Center to develop a school care program for employees’ children since in-class learning is limited in Springfield Public Schools, according to a news release from the hospital. Registration for the program is …

CoxHealth opens school care for children of employees, temporarily closes Meyer Center | 8/5/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– CoxHealth announced a new school care program that will serve employees’ children while traditional seated classes aren’t an option. Along with this new program, The Meyer Center will temporarily close as a fitness center and instead will be utilized to house students over the next few months. Registration for the program starts Wednesday August 5 and goes through Tuesday August 11. Parents are asked to preregister their children …

CoxHealth opens new Cardiovascular Observation Unit | 7/30/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – CoxHealth has officially opened a new Cardiovascular Observation Unit in Cox South. The new 23,000 square foot unit makes more room for pre and post-procedural care, echo-cardiograms, and stress echo-cardiograms, and patients who require short starts for other cardiovascular needs. This is only one aspect of CoxHealth ’s cardiovascular care program. Treatment is also available for vascular disease, varicose and spider veins, peripheral arterial disease, and …

Springfield council approves up to $2.7M for COVID-19 response in health department | 7/29/2020

… have tested positive for the virus out of those who have been tested as also increased in recent weeks, meaning a higher proportion of residents are infected. For example, over the last 30 days, CoxHealth saw nearly 11 percent of its symptomatic patients test positive. In the last week, that was 12.8 percent. On Monday, 18 percent of symptomatic people tested at Cox tested positive, according to data shared by …

COVID-19

Shortage of protective gear leads hospitals to buy and keep faulty N95 masks | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/10/2020

The lack of adequate personal protective equipment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is leading hospitals around the country to buy N95 respirator masks that are faulty and use them, The Wall Street … coronavirus. But hospitals are keeping them.For example, Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth bought 100,000 N95 masks from a reseller that was not one of its usual suppliers. One of the masks failed a “fit test,” which …

Shortage of protective gear leads hospitals to buy and keep faulty N95 masks | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/10/2020

The lack of adequate personal protective equipment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is leading hospitals around the country to buy N95 respirator masks that are faulty and use them, The Wall Street … coronavirus. But hospitals are keeping them.For example, Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth bought 100,000 N95 masks from a reseller that was not one of its usual suppliers. One of the masks failed a “fit test,” which …

American Urological Association

NeoTract Designates Dr. David Anderson as UroLift® Center of Excellence | PRWeb | 3/2/2020

CoxHealth in Springfield, MO, has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Anderson has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. Recommended for the treatment of BPH in both the American Urological Association and European Association …

NeoTract Designates Dr. David Anderson as UroLift® Center of Excellence | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 3/2/2020

CoxHealth in Springfield, MO , has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Anderson has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. Recommended for the treatment of BPH in both the American Urological Association and European Association …

Teleflex

NeoTract Designates Dr. David Anderson as UroLift® Center of Excellence | PRWeb | 3/2/2020

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) focused on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced that David Anderson, MD, CoxHealth in Springfield, MO, has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Anderson has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH …

NeoTract Designates Dr. David Anderson as UroLift® Center of Excellence | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 3/2/2020

PLEASANTON, Calif. , March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – NeoTract, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) focused on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced that David Anderson , MD, CoxHealth in Springfield, MO , has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Anderson has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to …

Teleflex Inc

NeoTract Designates Dr. David Anderson as UroLift® Center of Excellence | PRWeb | 3/2/2020

… Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) focused on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced that David Anderson, MD, CoxHealth in Springfield, MO, has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Anderson has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH …

NeoTract Designates Dr. David Anderson as UroLift® Center of Excellence | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 3/2/2020

PLEASANTON, Calif. , March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – NeoTract, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) focused on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced that David Anderson , MD, CoxHealth in Springfield, MO , has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Anderson has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to …

Three Rivers Hospital

Shortage of protective gear leads hospitals to buy and keep faulty N95 masks | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/10/2020

… and may not offer the protection needed against the new coronavirus. But hospitals are keeping them.For example, Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth bought 100,000 N95 masks from a reseller that was not one of its usual … do not trust. For example, Rosie Poole, purchasing manager for Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, Wash., told the Journal , that her hospital is asking area residents to make cloth masks for patients and conserving the …

Shortage of protective gear leads hospitals to buy and keep faulty N95 masks | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/10/2020

… and may not offer the protection needed against the new coronavirus. But hospitals are keeping them.For example, Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth bought 100,000 N95 masks from a reseller that was not one of its usual … do not trust. For example, Rosie Poole, purchasing manager for Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, Wash., told the Journal , that her hospital is asking area residents to make cloth masks for patients and conserving the …

Steve Edwards

Shortage of protective gear leads hospitals to buy and keep faulty N95 masks | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/10/2020

CoxHealth bought 100,000 N95 masks from a reseller that was not one of its usual suppliers. One of the masks failed a “fit test,” which tests the masks’ quality and efficacy, and the reseller offered to buy them back. But CoxHealth decided to keep them.”These aren’t perfect but they have some protection,” Steve Edwards, president of CoxHealth, told the Journal .State and local public health officials are also working …

Shortage of protective gear leads hospitals to buy and keep faulty N95 masks | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/10/2020

CoxHealth bought 100,000 N95 masks from a reseller that was not one of its usual suppliers. One of the masks failed a “fit test,” which tests the masks’ quality and efficacy, and the reseller offered to buy them back. But CoxHealth decided to keep them.”These aren’t perfect but they have some protection,” Steve Edwards, president of CoxHealth, told the Journal .State and local public health officials are also working …

Dave Amerson

NeoTract Designates Dr. David Anderson as UroLift® Center of Excellence | PRWeb | 3/2/2020

Dave Amerson PLEASANTON, Calif. NeoTract, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) focused on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced that David Anderson, MD, CoxHealth in Springfield, MO, has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Anderson has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for …

NeoTract Designates Dr. David Anderson as UroLift® Center of Excellence | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 3/2/2020

… Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) focused on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced that David Anderson , MD, CoxHealth in Springfield, MO , has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation … care to BPH patients using the UroLift System treatment,” said Dave Amerson , president of the Teleflex Interventional Urology business unit. “This achievement has helped many patients experience durable, longterm relief from the burdensome symptoms of …

Springfield, Missouri

CoxHealth employee at Branson clinic dies from COVID-19 | 9/10/2020

CoxHealth employee at Branson clinic dies from COVID-19 From staff reports 1 min to read BRANSON, Mo. — A medical assistant at a Branson-area clinic has died from COVID-19. The announcement of the death of Marie Brumbaugh, 40, was made Wednesday by CoxHealth, which operates clinics and hospitals in Springfield, Branson, Monett and Lamar. Officials couldn’t pinpoint the source of Brumbaugh’s infection with certainty, said Steve Edwards, president …

Health system offering forensic exams in rural areas | 9/3/2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — CoxHealth is making it easier for sexual assault victims to get a forensic exam by offering them at CoxHealth Emergency Departments (ED). Emergency departments are offering TeleSANE exams, which are performed with virtual support from Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) in Springfield. “TeleSANE gives us the opportunity to provide the highest level of care to patients who have experienced a sexual assault, regardless of where they live,” said …

State of Missouri

MDHI Center Completes 5,000-hour Overhaul on MD 902 | 8/26/2020

by Kerry Lynch - August 26, 2020, 11:13 AM CoxHealth’s Cox Air Care has two MD 902 Explorers in its fleet that provide helicopter air ambulance services throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest Arkansas from bases at Cox South in Springfield and Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Missouri. (Photo: MD Helicopters) MD Helicopters (MDHI) completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, along with inspections, repairs, and modifications, on an MD 902 …

Greene County is in the ‘green zone’ for percentage of positive COVID tests. For now. | 8/22/2020

… Missouri’s positivity rate — 10.6 percent — is higher than the nation as a whole, at 6.4 percent, according to Johns Hopkins University . Missouri is a red zone; America is a yellow zone. Last month, both were yellow, according to White House data . 19 percent? ‘Expect more exposures’ The leader of CoxHealth, Steve Edwards, brought attention to positivity rates earlier this week. On Wednesday he used Twitter to share some recent stats …