Situated in southwest Missouri, Springfield offers a dynamic setting for the people who live and work here. As the third largest city in Missouri, the community has enjoyed significant growth:
* The Missouri Department of Economic Development has identified Springfield as the “Economic Engine for the state.”
* U.S. Bureau of Census Labor Statistics rank the county’s employment growth as 21 out of the nation’s 316 largest.
* A Safe Community - designated by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Safe Community Promotion.
* Top 40 Best Quality of Life, bizjournals.com
Springfield, Missouri, resides within just 500 miles of approximately half of the U.S. population. For those wanting a big city get-away, Springfield is just a three-hour drive from St. Louis, Kansas City or Tulsa. Springfield offers a vast array of cultural and outdoor activities. Local universities and colleges provide a number of programs and sporting events.The city’s proximity to many large lakes makes it a destination for individuals who like to fish and boat. The area is a great place to raise a family, has strong schools and is very affordable.
Springfield offers a favorable four-season climate that provides an abundance of sunshine, low winds and moderate winter temperatures.
Organization: CoxHealth is a large integrated system that includes: Cox South Hospital (596 Beds), Cox Medical Center Branson (165 Beds), Cox North Campus (72 beds), Meyer Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Hospital (86 Beds), and Cox Monett Hospital (25 Beds). In addition, there are more than 80 clinics with over 300 physicians, 18 specialties that are owned and operated by CoxHealth. The system also has an affiliation with the Ferrell Duncan Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic, comprised of more than 120 physicians in 23 specialties.