Published on December 17, 2021

Ozarks Healthcare Staff raise more than $600 for Mobile Mammography Unit Campaign with Chili Cook-off

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.

Kathy Hellums, sonographer at Ozarks Healthcare, who represented Ozarks Healthcare’s Ultrasound Department, received the winning amount of votes, totaling $264. The cook-off raised $622.73 overall for the Foundation’s campaign.

“We are so appreciative of our coworkers who went above and beyond for our chili cook-off,” Josh Reeves, Vice President of Development at Ozarks Healthcare, said. “The funds raised at the cook-off are just a partial representation of the generous spirit of our staff.”

The Ozarks Healthcare Foundation is accepting donations from individuals and businesses for its mobile mammography unit campaign. The Foundation is also hosting a truck raffle for a chance at winning a 2021 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Truck to support the campaign. For more information about the campaign or to make a donation or purchase a raffle ticket, please visit or call 417-853-5200.

The Ozarks Healthcare Foundation, established in 1998 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with a local board of directors, serves as a liaison between donors and Ozarks Healthcare to assist the hospital in providing excellent healthcare to the communities it serves. For more information or to make a gift to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation, please call 417-853-5200 or visit

Ozarks Healthcare is a system of care encompassing primary care and 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

Kathy Hellums

Kathy Hellums, sonographer at Ozarks Healthcare, breast cancer survivor, and winner of the Foundation’s recent staff chili cook-off, is pictured with Josh Reeves, Vice President Development at Ozarks Healthcare.

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