Published on December 03, 2020

Ozarks Healthcare receives Distinguished Service Award from Missouri Hospital Association 

Ozarks Healthcare was recently honored with the Missouri Hospital Association’s (MHA) Distinguished Service Award for its service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award is the MHA’s highest honor and represents the distinguished service provided by all hospital employees, and recognizes their extraordinary contributions and sacrifice throughout 2020. The award was presented virtually at the MHA’s 98th Annual Convention by Missouri Governor Mike Parson.

“We are honored to be a recipient of the MHA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award,” Tom Keller, Ozarks Healthcare President and CEO, said. “This award represents the tireless hours all of our healthcare heroes in our health system have worked since the onset of COVID-19 in our region. This year has been filled with uncertainty, but our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community remains the highest of our priorities.”

The MHA is a nonprofit organization representing over 140 member hospitals. For more information, visit

Ozarks Healthcare is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 17 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home health services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about Ozarks Healthcare, visit

Ozarks Healthcare receives MHA 2020 Distinguished Service Award

Dr. William A. McGee, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Ozarks Healthcare Heart and Lung Center (left), and Tom Keller, Ozarks Healthcare President and CEO (right), pose with the medical system’s MHA 2020 Distinguished Service Award. 

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