Published on December 02, 2021

Ozarks Healthcare to relight Lights of Life this Christmas with 29th Annual Ceremony on Dec. 13

The Ozarks Healthcare Foundation will relight its Lights of Life project this holiday season to provide community members with an opportunity to recognize and honor the lives of loved ones.

The Ozarks Healthcare Foundation’s Lights of Life project gives community members an opportunity to honor their loved ones by sponsoring a Christmas tree light with a donation of $10 or an ornament with a donation of $25. Lights and ornaments will be used to decorate a Christmas tree, which is displayed annually in the lobby of Ozarks Healthcare’s North Entrance.

“We are excited to reignite our Lights of Life program this holiday season,” Josh Reeves Vice President Development at Ozarks Healthcare, said. “We paused this program with the onset of COVID-19 but are thrilled to be able to bring it back with a virtual viewing option this year. This program is a meaningful holiday tradition for many in our community, and we hope it brings peace and comfort to those wishing to honor their loved ones.”

The tree will be lit on Monday, Dec. 13, at 4:30 p.m. Viewers may tune in to the ceremony live on Ozarks Healthcare’s Facebook page. The tree and the list of those honored with lights will be displayed through the end of the holiday season. This ceremony will mark the organization’s 29th year commemorating the Lights of Life program.

To purchase a light or ornament, please visit or call the Foundation at 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

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