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  • Ozarks Healthcare shares mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Updates Following New Booster and Third Dose Recommendations 1/13/2022

    Following the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ updates after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) enforcement of updated recommendations for additional doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, Ozarks Healthcare is encouraging community members to make sure their vaccination status is aligned with these updates.

  • Tom Keller, Ozarks Healthcare President and CEO, serves On Missouri Hospital Association Board of Trustees 1/12/2022

    Thomas W. Keller, President and CEO of Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, has been elected to the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Trustees. MHA’s board provides governance for the association and assists in the development of policy on behalf of the state’s 142 member hospitals. Keller’s term as an at-large trustee began Sept. 17, and he will serve as a member of the board throughout 2022.

  • What Protections to take against Omicron Variant of COVID-19 1/7/2022

    As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 makes its arrival in the Ozarks, Ozarks Healthcare officials are asking community members to stay informed and take protections against the virus during the winter months ahead. On Dec. 28, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) issued a public health alert after sewershed samples tested from the week of Dec. 20 showed presence of the Omicron variant in multiple communities, including West Plains.

  • Ozarks Healthcare welcomes First Newborn of 2022 1/5/2022

    Ozarks Healthcare has welcomed its first baby to be born in its Women’s Center in 2022. Trace Jared Hale made his arrival at 6:46 p.m. on Jan. 3, weighing 8 pounds and 2 ounces. Trace is the son of Alex Lambe and Tyler Hale of West Plains.

  • Busy Hands and Stitchers donate gifts for Ozarks Healthcare’s First Baby Born in 2022 12/31/2021

    The Busy Hands and Stitchers of the West Plains Senior Center recently donated handmade items, including blankets and newborn caps, for Ozarks Healthcare’s first baby born at its Women’s Center in 2022.

  • Sarah James promoted to Director of Therapies at Ozarks Healthcare 12/29/2021

    Sarah James, certified speech-language pathologist (SLP), has been promoted from manager to director of Ozarks Healthcare Therapies. As director, James will oversee Ozarks Healthcare’s physical and occupational therapy, as well as speech-language pathology services in inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, home health, and school settings.

  • Ozarks Healthcare Physicians urge Precautions against Severe Flu Strain and COVID-19 12/20/2021

    With the holidays quickly approaching, there is concern among health officials regarding travel and the spread of COVID-19. However, with Influenza A H3N2 being this year’s dominant strain of the flu, Ozarks Healthcare physicians are also concerned about the potential of a threatening flu season.

  • Ozarks Healthcare Staff raise more than $600 for Mobile Mammography Unit Campaign with Chili Cook-off 12/17/2021

    The Ozarks Healthcare Foundation recently hosted a chili cook-off among staff to raise funds for its current mobile mammography unit campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds to purchase a mobile mammography unit in 2022 to help make routing screenings more accessible for women who might not otherwise have access to this service. All Ozarks Healthcare departments and clinics were welcomed to participate in the cook-off. Votes were cast by donation. All proceeds raised through voting benefitted the Foundation’s campaign.

  • West Plains Bank and Trust Company Employees gift donation to Ozarks Healthcare Foundation’s Mobile Mammography Campaign 12/17/2021

    A group of employees from West Plains Bank and Trust Company have collectively made a special donation of $200 to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation’s fundraising initiative for a mobile mammography unit. The funds will be used to help with costs associated with the purchase of a mobile mammography unit to help make routine screenings more accessible for women who might not otherwise have access to this service.

  • West Plains Noon Rotary Club donates to Ozarks Healthcare Foundation’s Mobile Mammography Campaign 12/17/2021

    The West Plains Noon Rotary Club has made a donation of $500 to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation’s fundraising initiative for a mobile mammography unit. The funds will be used to help purchase a mobile mammography unit in 2022 to help make routine screenings more accessible for those across Ozarks Healthcare’s service area who might not otherwise have access to this service.

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