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Baseball fans have an opportunity to donate blood and get rewards for participating in a blood drive hosted by Ozarks Healthcare and the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks from noon to 6 p.m. Friday in the Willard Hunter Classroom at Parkway Center, 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains. more
Our third annual Mommy and Me event on May 3 was a hit! We had 27 families who were able to attend. more
It’s not cool to be hot, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. Water, rest and shade help workers beat the heat. more
Texas County Memorial Hospital officials in Houston announce Bonnie Evans, a certified nursing assistant in the hospital’s medical-surgical department, is the 2024 Sunflower Award recipient.  more
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) introduces “My Life, My Quit,” a free tobacco cessation service for Missouri teens who want to quit using electronic cigarettes, vape products, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. more
Baxter Health, headquartered in Mtn. Home, Ark., welcomes Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Christopher Cochran to the its Internal Medicine Clinic in Mammoth Spring, Ark.  more
In ongoing dedication to community health, say officials, Ozarks Healthcare’s Mobile Mammography Unit has extended its services through June.  more
Texas County Memorial Hospital revenues were above budgeted expectations by over 10%, the Houston hospital’s board members heard at their monthly meeting on May 28.    more
According to the American Heart Association, every year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year. This condition is still the leading cause of death in the United States. more
Therapists from Ozarks Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Center (BHC) are reintroducing the Healing Hearts Support Group, offering compassionate guidance for adolescents and adults navigating emotional and mental health challenges. more
To celebrate National Hospital Week, Baxter Health, based in Mtn. Home, Ark., provided a special surprise to the Fulton County Hospital team in Salem, Ark., by delivering shirts with the new Baxter Health Fulton County Hospital logo. Fulton County Hospital officials say they are eager for the integration into the Baxter Health System, effective Jan. 1, 2025. more
Spring always feels special. After even mild winters, the longer days, warmer temperatures and greener parks can lift our spirits and offer a fresher outlook. more
Texas County Memorial Hospital ended 2023 with total operating revenues of $39.61 million, a 10.49% increase over 2022, the TCMH board of trustees heard at its monthly meeting in April.   more
Ozarks Healthcare recently recognized Amy Langston-Barry, registered nurse (RN) in the hospital’s Surgery Department, with The Daisy (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award For Extraordinary Nurses. more
The University of Missouri Extension office of Howell County offers an eight-week strength training program for older adults and is taking registrations now for the next session, which begins May 29. more
The Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center (BHC), along with several local organizations which serve health and wellness needs of individuals across the region, will host a Community Connections Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 at Emmett Kelly Park in Houston.  more
In June, the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Tooth Truck will be paying a visit to West Plains students during summer school, announce West Plains R-7 School District officials. more
Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston celebrated the work of its 116 nurses during National Nurses’ Week, April 29 through May 3.  more
The John J. Pershing Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center officials announce the launch of the center’s innovative Tele-Emergency Care service. more
Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center's Patient Experience Team announces its upcoming Spring Fling Carnival, a celebration in honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month. more
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