Ozarks Healthcare http://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/ is a 114-bed, not-for-profit health care system employing approximately 1,100 people and serving an 11-county area. The medical staff consists of more than 100 active and associate members with specialties in anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cancer treatment, child psychiatry, emergency medicine, family practice, general practice, general surgery, geriatrics, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncologic surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, podiatry, pulmonology, psychiatry, radiology and urology.
Ozarks Healthcare is expanding! Featuring 20,000 square feet, the new Ozarks Healthcare Women’s Center includes modern labor and delivery rooms, gynecological surgery facilities, and educational spaces. The Women’s Center is the first portion of the most significant expansion in the medical center’s history to be completed. Featuring an additional 20,000 square feet to the ongoing medical system’s expansion project, the Center includes modern labor and delivery rooms, gynecological surgery facilities, and educational spaces. The Women’s Center will house five Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum rooms, plus one Labor and Delivery Procedure Room. New technologies include a new isolette unit to help with temperature regulation of newborns. New technologies and equipment will help advance the deliveries of roughly 600 newborns Ozarks Healthcare conducts each year. A lactation suite with three bays will be available to those needing to use the space. In addition to Ozarks Healthcare’s obstetricians, gynecologist, and labor and delivery nurses, three certified lactation consultants and four lactation counselors will also be working in the center. A new education space located in the lower level of the Women’s Center will be shared with the public once Ozarks Healthcare’s in-person trainings resume. While in-person trainings are on hold due to COVID-19, prenatal and labor prep classes will be offered in the space in the future. This space will also allow for more room in staff trainings around neonatal and fetal monitoring topics.
In addition to the Women’s Center, the health system’s ongoing expansion includes approximately 100,000 new square feet and will bring almost all of Ozarks Healthcare’s specialty clinics and ancillary services to a Medical Office Building (MOB) that will join the main hospital to the current Shaw Medical Building. The expansion will also create a one-stop area for patients to register, schedule appointments, and use the onsite pharmacy, imaging center, laboratories, expanded cafeteria and a new retail restaurant. An expansion completion date is targeted for mid-2021.
The Ozarks Healthcare emergency department: provides 24-hour service, seven days a week. Ozarks Healthcare manages several ambulance services in Missouri. Air Evac Lifeteam, a local helicopter ambulance service, is based at the medical center.
The Urgent Care Clinic: Open evenings and weekends for patients needing primary care services after physicians’ offices are closed.
Ozarks Healthcare Surgical Services: a 20,000 square-foot facility that houses six spacious suites for both inpatient and outpatient surgery.
The Ozarks Healthcare Cancer Treatment Center: State-of-the-art facility providing radiation treatment, chemotherapy and hematology services.
Ozarks Healthcare Rehabilitation Services: Features physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology services. Other rehabilitation services include sports medicine, industrial work conditioning and ergonomic, massage therapy, lymphedema therapy and the hand clinic.
Ozarks Healthcare Outpatient Imaging Services: Features MRI/MRA, CT/CTA, Computed Radiography and Fluoroscopy, ultrasound, digital mammography and stereotactic mammography for outpatient breast biopsies. Other services are X-ray, fluoroscopic nuclear medicine, CAT Scan and PET/CT Scan. Imaging Services includes West Plains Imaging Services of Ozarks Medical Center, a full-service outpatient imaging center.
Cardiac Diagnostic Services: Includes a cardiac catheterization lab, a cardiac diagnostic lab and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. In January 2005, Ozarks Healthcare’s interventional and open-heart surgery program became operational.
Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Healthcare: A network of mental health services providing outpatient counseling, community support, medication services, psychological testing, children and youth services, day treatment and home-based care.
West Plains, MO, located in south central Missouri, is nestled within the “Heart of the Ozarks”, (near Springfield & Branson,MO). Whether you’re looking for big city conveniences, entertainment and amenities or the appeal of small town values and charms – an A-Plus education for your children or a place to build your practice and watch it grow – you’ll find it here, in West Plains.
West Plains is the county seat of Howell County and has a population of 12,000. This is a 7.7% increase since 2000. The largest city within a 100-mile radius, West Plains is the trade center for south-central Missouri. More than 125,00 people shop in the area and retail sales have averaged an 8 percent growth rate annually, pumping 225 million dollars into the local economy.
West Plains, Mo. has been selected as one of America’s 10 Best Small Towns in 2013 by Livability.com, a national website that ranks America’s most livable small and mid-sized cities based on quality of life. Livability.com referenced West Plains’ ability to attract “nature lovers, entrepreneurs and families searching for an authentic small town” as one of the reasons for its selection. It also mentioned the city’s Ozarks Small Business Incubator and its Governor’s Award recognition, the city’s extensive park system, the historic downtown Courthouse Square, the West Plains Civic Center, the city’s antique stores, the annual Old Time Music/Ozark Heritage Festival, and its proximity to rivers, lakes and streams.