As a regional medical center, Springfield, Missouri, has an unparalleled commitment to health and wellness. Health care is our city’s number-one growth industry, employing about 17% of our total workforce. We are home to two top 100 hospitals and Level I Trauma Centers. We have physicians in every major specialty area listed by the American Medical Association. Our medical community has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in new, state-of-the-art facilities. Both Springfield and Greene County have received World Health Organization Safe Community and International Safe Community designations for efforts to prevent injuries and protect public health. Our cutting-edge care and widespread focus on wellness make Springfield a smart place to call home.
CoxHealth, Mercy, Ozarks Community Hospital and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are Springfield’s major health providers.
CoxHealth is one of our two top 100 health care systems. It includes six hospitals, 80 physician clinics and a network of specialty and urgent care facilities and clinics serving 25 counties in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. The health system continues to expand its capacity through a number of projects, including a significant patient tower expansion at the main Cox South campus and the completion of The Meyer Orthopedic Hospital, the area’s first dedicated orthopedic hospital. It also built a Children’s Miracle Network hospital for highly specialized pediatric care.
Mercy is our second top 100 health system and top 5 hospital in Missouri. This not-for-profit hospital ranks in America’s top 10 for patient safety. It is a Level I Emergency Trauma Center and burn unit. Mercy also houses its own orthopedic hospital and runs a dedicated pediatric cancer center. The center is one of six St. Jude Children’s Hospital affiliates in the nation and includes a 10-bedroom Ronald McDonald House allowing patients’ families to stay nearby. In addition, Mercy has more than 50 pediatric specialists from oncologists and ophthalmologists to surgeons and neurosurgeons.
With nine clinics in the Ozarks and five mobile units, Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVCHC) serves southwest Missouri communities by connecting with schools and organizations in the region to improve the health of citizens through access and relationships. Services include quality medical, dental, vision and behavioral health services, including adult primary care services, women’s health, pediatric care and pain management. The primary JVCHC clinic includes a WIC office and Walgreens Pharmacy. JVCHC is the largest FQHC in the state—accepting Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay—and offers a sliding scale fee option.
The 45-bed Ozarks Community Hospital (OCH) is a “safety net” provider largely focused on governmental and self-insured patients. The hospital prides itself on being able to provide excellent care to all, no matter whether they’re insured. Though they are a smaller hospital, their providers cover specialities like family medicine, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, cardiology and more. OCH offers several clinics across the Ozarks, with an emphasis in rural areas.