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 recently invested more than $375 million in new, state-of-the-art facilities. And 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 systems. It includes five hospitals 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 under way 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. 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. Recently, Mercy opened its own orthopedic hospital, and it 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.
The clinics of Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVCHC) cater to the underserved population of uninsured and Medicaid patients. JVCHC is in the final phases of an $8.6 million facility expansion that will allow it to offer a more comprehensive array of services. Services will include a pain management clinic, adult primary care services, and open-access urgent care along with pharmacy, laboratory, and X-ray services.
The 45-bed Ozarks Community Hospital is a “safety net” provider largely focused on governmental and self-insured patients.