Published on September 07, 2021

Southern Bank donates to Ozarks Healthcare’s Foundation

Southern Bank has made a donation of $10,000 to Ozarks Healthcare’s Foundation. The funds will be used to help with costs associated with Ozarks Healthcare’s latest expansion project, which includes a new medical office building, flexible clinics, procedure suite, centralized imaging facilities, an updated pharmacy, and more.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Southern Bank and their donation to our foundation,” Josh Reeves, Vice President of Development at Ozarks Healthcare, said. “We are appreciative of donors and community partners such as Southern Bank who know the value of investing in not only our area’s future, but more importantly, our community’s health. Southern Bank’s donation will assist us in growing our health system to better serve our region.”

Ozarks Healthcare’s Foundation was established in 1998 to further the work of the health system. Governed by a local board of directors, Ozarks Healthcare’s Foundation accepts and uses charitable contributions from individuals, businesses, corporations, and other foundations to assist Ozarks Healthcare in providing excellent healthcare to the communities it serves. Funds may be used specifically for:

  • New medical technology and equipment
  • Renovation and new facilities
  • Community wellness, prevention, and other out-of-hospital services to promote quality of life

To learn more, 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

Pictured from left to right: Bob Eckman, member of Ozarks Healthcare’s Foundation Board of Directors, Shawna Gilbert and Zack McNett, both of Southern Bank, Ken Joplin, Chairman of Ozarks Healthcare’s Foundation Board of Directors, Karen Yarbrough, Manager of Ozarks Healthcare’s Foundation, and Josh Reeves, Vice President of Development and Advocacy and Director of Facilities at Ozarks Healthcare. 

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