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Ozarks Medical Center

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Ozarks Medical Center

Ozarks Medical Center http://www.ozarksmedicalcenter.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.

The OMC emergency department: provides 24-hour service, seven days a week. OMC 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.

OMC Surgical Services: a 20,000 square-foot facility that houses six spacious suites for both inpatient and outpatient surgery.

The OMC Cancer Treatment Center: State-of-the-art facility providing radiation treatment, chemotherapy and hematology services.

OMC 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.

OMC 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, OMC’s interventional and open-heart surgery program became operational.

OMC 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.

Community Info

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.

The full article can be accessed by going to:  http://www.livability.com/top-10/top-10-best-small-towns-2013/west-plains/mo

Other national accolades:

  • 2013 #9 Best Small Town in America by Livability.com


  • 2014 MSU-WP #6 Best Community College by Washington Monthly


  • 2014 West Plains School District -Top 10 Percent Missouri Academic Performance


  • 2014 Old-Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival Top 100 Event by American Bus Association


  • 2015 Top 10 Missouri Commuter Cities by Obrella


  • 2015 Top 10 Best Towns for Retirees in Missouri by Niche.com


  • 2015 Top 20 Best Towns to Raise a Family in Missouri by Niche.com


  • 2015 Top 25 Best Small Towns in Missouri by Niche.com
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