Published on August 04, 2022

Alton Bank gifts $10,000 Donation to Ozarks Healthcare Foundation’s Mobile Mammography Unit Campaign 

The Alton Bank has donated $10,000 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 breast cancer screenings more accessible for women across the Ozarks.

“We are extremely grateful for the support and focus Alton Bank has shown on our region’s health,” Josh Reeves, Vice President of Development at Ozarks Healthcare, said. “Their donation will make an impact on the health and wellbeing of our region, improve the rate of early detection of breast cancer, and most importantly, help save the lives of friends, family, and neighbors.”  

“Myself, Kendall, and Michael Combs are proud to continue the tradition of our parents, Donald and Alice Combs, in supporting various programs at Ozarks Healthcare,” Randall Combs, Owner and President of the Alton Bank, said. “The mobile mammography unit will be a great addition to our region.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the U.S. (some kinds of skin cancer are the most common). Finding breast cancer early reduces risk of death from the disease by 25-30% or more. Women should begin having mammograms yearly at age 40, or earlier if they're at high risk. Annual mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most curable stages. Many women put off getting a mammogram due to inconvenience. Studies also show women who are underinsured or uninsured are 35 percent more likely to have a mammogram offered by a mobile mammography unit versus going to an outpatient setting.

The Ozarks Healthcare Foundation is currently seeking pledges and donations for the campaign from individuals, businesses, and other organizations. Any business or organization interested in making a donation is asked to please call the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation at 417-853-5200 or contact Reeves directly at Individual donations can be collected online at

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

Pictured from left to right, front row: Dana Roberts, Compliance Officer at Alton Bank, Beckie Combs, Randall Combs, Owner and President of Alton Bank, Gary Simpson, Director at Alton Bank, Barbara Simpson, Vice President of Alton Bank, Josh Reeves, Vice President of Development at Ozarks Healthcare, Jasmine Young, and Alton Bank

Pictured from left to right, second row: Richard Haigwood, Alton Bank, Sarah Crews, Alton Bank, Gracie Warren, Alton Bank, Lauren McEntire, Real Estate Loan Officer at Alton Bank, Jeffery Roberts, Loan Officer at Alton Bank, Heather Smith, Alton Bank, Stephanie Kernodle, Alton Bank, and Brittany Haney, Alton Bank

Pictured from left to right, third row: Leslie Bettis, Alton Bank, Christian Orr, Alton Bank, Sheila Campbell, Alton Bank, Ron Campbell, Alton Bank, Sara Wheeler, Loan Officer at Alton Bank, Sandy Lawrence, Alton Bank, and Kimberly Counts, Alton Bank

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