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OMC is Cautious but Optimistic as it modifies visitor restrictions

OMC modifies visitor restrictions to allow visitation from 4-6 p.m. Beginning July 14, Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) modified visitor restrictions to allow each patient admitted to the hospital to have one visitor, per day from 4 to 6 p.m. Visitors ...

Ozarks Medical Center Thrift Store Reopens with Restrictions

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Thrift Store reopened on May 6 with restrictions. An occupancy limit of 30 with a six-foot distancing between customers' requirement is being implemented, especially at the register and when donating at the garage. ...

Ozarks Medical Center Recommends Being Proactive While The Community Re-Opens

As the community prepares for a cautious reopening, Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) continues proactive practices to keep patients safe at the hospital. The single-point-entrance into the hospital at the Emergency Department entrance as well as current ...

Ozarks Medical Center’s COVID-19 Hotline offers resources

Ozarks Medical Center’s COVID-19 Hotline has been in service for over a month and has fielded over 1,500 calls. The 24-hour hotline is available to anyone who has questions about COVID-19. The hotline is answered by a nurse who can triage the ...

9 Ways to De-stress Now

There’s a lot of reasons to be stressed these days, but here are 9 tips to help you relax. Feeling stressed? If so, you’re certainly not alone. A lot of what’s going on in the world right now is increasing many people’s stress ...

5 Immune Boosters

You have the power to strengthen your immune system – here's how. With the coronavirus pandemic on everyone's mind, you may be wondering if there are things you can do to avoid getting sick. Although there is nothing that will guarantee ...

Ideas for Kids to Connect with Grandparents

Video chat is great, but you’ll really surprise grandma with a letter or picture. Lots of older people are feeling lonely right now, even those who moved to senior living communities expecting to socialize with people every day. Many senior ...

OMC Implements Cost-Reduction Plan

Over the past few weeks, OMC has experienced some challenging times, unprecedented and prolonged changes to how we live and work. As the regional care system for southern Missouri, we are particularly in touch with how the COVID-19 pandemic is ...

How to Help Seniors Feel Less Isolated

We’re all stuck at home right now, but here’s why it’s harder on the elderly. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic reared its ugly head, older adults living alone have often had to contend with reduced human contact and the issues that ...

Is It Coronavirus, the Flu or Allergies?

Is your sneeze or cough something to worry about? Here’s how to tell. If you’re feeling under the weather, you may be wondering how to tell if you have coronavirus, the flu or seasonal allergies. Any symptom you have may be unnerving at ...

How to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety

COVID-19 is causing many people to feel stressed and anxious. These tips can provide relief. Widespread public health issues like COVID-19 induce a lot of stress and anxiety. With constantly-changing information, job losses, quarantines, and of ...

5 Ways to Stay Socially Connected When Social Distancing

Feeling cooped up and a bit isolated? Here's how to stay connected even from home. Humans are social beings. So when we're told to stay at home and keep away from other people, it's natural that we find it hard to do. But just because ...

Community Organizations Contribute Personal Protective Equipment to OMC

Community organizations in and surrounding West Plains have graciously contributed new personal protective equipment (PPE) to Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Personal protective equipment refers to protective gloves, face ...

OMC Activates COVID-19 Hotline and Virtual Visits

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) is launching a telephone hotline for people to call when they have questions regarding COVID-19 screenings. The number, 417-505-7120, is open 24 hours a day starting Monday, March 30. When calling the hotline, a nurse will ...

OMC Foundation announces ways to give during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ozarks Medical Center has announced three ways residents of West Plains and surrounding communities can help during the coronavirus pandemic including homemade masks, monetary donations and participating in an upcoming blood drive. Homemade Masks ...

OMC Implements additional Visitor Restrictions to continue to Protect Patients and Staff from the Spread of COVID-19

OMC medical experts stress that the single most important thing we can all do is to steadfastly continue practicing social distancing. Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) has again implemented increased levels of visitor restrictions as of March 25, to ...

An open letter to our communities from OMC CEO & President Tom Keller:

As a result of the uniqueness of this public health situation, and its ever-evolving status, I am writing to inform you as to the activities and efforts underway at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) related to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Older adults are at greater risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Here’s why.

Older adults are at greater risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Here's why. Older adults face the greatest risk of becoming seriously ill if they're infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Senior citizens who develop the ...

OMC Outpatient Pharmacy access limited to new Drive-thru

As part of Ozarks Medical Center’s (OMC) ongoing proactive efforts to protect their patients and community from the possible spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective March 16, access to the OMC Pharmacy is restricted to a new Drive-thru ...

OMC Expands Visitor Restrictions to help protect patients and staff from spread of coronavirus

All patients and visitors to enter the hospital through a single point of entry. Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) has implemented a higher level of restrictions as of March 16, to continue to help reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19 throughout ...

OMC Responds to the Coronavirus

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and the Emergency Management Team announced that OMC facilities would start restricting visitors to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the illness known as the coronavirus. There are three restrictions that residents in ...