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OMC kicks off community cancer project

On Jan. 29, the Ozarks Medical Center Foundation celebrated the official beginning of a new community project to make expansions to the OMC Cancer Treatment Center that will benefit the hundreds of patients the center treats each year. The campaign, ...

Small fire quickly contained at OMC

For immediate release Contact: Shandi Brinkman January 22, 2015 Media Relations Specialist 417-257-6737 Small fire quickly contained at OMC A small fire in a computer control room at Ozarks Medical Center was quickly contained on Thursday, Jan. 22. ...

Radiation Oncologist joins OMC Cancer Treatment Center team

OMC welcomes Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Benjamin Yan, MD, PhD, to the team at the OMC Cancer Treatment Center. He comes to OMC from Mason City, Iowa, where he served as a Radiation Oncologist for Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Yan joins Board ...

OMC Sleep Lab undergoes expansion

New equipment, additional rooms added to facility An expansion of the Ozarks Medical Center Sleep Lab, located in the OMC Parkway Center, is under way and expected to be complete at the end of February. "This is a very exciting time for the OMC ...

OMC to host free educational dinner for women Jan. 29

Learn more about stroke and how education on early detection could save a life, maybe even your own. Join Ozarks Medical Center for a free Ladies First dinner event on the topic of stroke with guest speaker Vikas Kumar, MD, a neurologist at OMC ...

OMC to host free PAD, heart health screening event Feb. 6

In honor of National Heart Month in February, Ozarks Medical Center will host a free screening event from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at OMC Heart Care Services, 1115 Alaska Avenue, Suite 114, West Plains. The screening includes a cholesterol panel ...

OMC to host Heart Healthy Breakfast Feb. 17

Learn more about how to prevent heart disease and enjoy a free heart healthy breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Ozarks Medical Center Parkway Center. OMC is hosting the breakfast as part of its efforts to support heart health ...

Wear red for heart health on Feb. 6

Wear red for heart health on Feb. 6 February is American Heart Month West Plains Mayor Jack Pahlmann has joined with Ozarks Medical Center Heart Care Services to promote awareness of heart health by declaring Friday, Feb. 6 Wear Red Day. This is a ...

Protect yourself and your family from the flu

Flu season has arrived, however, you can reduce the impact of the flu on your family with a few simple steps. The Centers for Disease Protection and Control recommends taking the following actions to prevent the spread of the flu. Get a flu vaccine ...

OMC recognizes National Rural Health Day Nov. 20

Ozarks Medical Center will join health care organizations around the country in recognizing the importance of rural health care to the population's physical and economical health during National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 20. National ...

OMC receives banner award from March of Dimes

Ozarks Medical Center is recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association and the March of Dimes for reducing the number of elective inductions and Cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. The March of Dimes says this will ...

Jewelry sale to benefit OMC Foundation

The Ozarks Medical Center Foundation will host a $5 Jewelry and Accessory Sale on Nov. 24 and 25. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OMC Foundation and its mission to support the delivery of local health care. The event is open to the public. The ...

OMC Chaplains honored at annual banquet

Ozarks Medical Center Volunteer Chaplains were honored during an annual banquet held in early October. During the event, Marie Whiteside was named Chaplain of the Year for 2014. The award honored Whiteside for her unselfish dedication to OMC's ...

OMC to host Diabetes Care Fair with free screening Nov. 13

Event includes free A1C screening, education for those with diabetes More than 29 million Americans, or 9 percent of the population, are living with diabetes and approximately 8 million of those individuals remain undiagnosed, according to the ...

March of Dimes recognizes OMC's commitment to providing best start for babies

Ozarks Medical Center has been recognized by the March of Dimes for eliminating elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 weeks of gestational age. According to the March of Dimes, babies delivered before full term are at ...

Josh Drummond named manager of OMC Rehabilitation Services

Ozarks Medical Center welcomes Licensed Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer Josh Drummond as the Manager of Rehabilitation Services. Drummond, a West Plains native, will provide leadership for the OMC service, which offers physical therapy, ...

Physicians now placing orders electronically at OMC

CPOE to make patient care more safe, efficient Ozarks Medical Center is using technology to improve patient safety and make care more efficient by adopting an electronic order system for physicians. The system is called Care Provider Order Entry or ...

Fast action puts patient on the road to recovery after massive stroke

On June 16, Ellen Drapkin experienced a massive stroke, stopping blood flow to her brain and leaving her unable to move or even swallow. It could have been a catastrophic event for Drapkin, rendering her paralyzed or even worse. Thanks to the quick ...

OMC gives to Samaritan Outreach

Ozarks Medical Center recently presented a donation of paper goods, toiletries and other items to the Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center. The donation included 240 rolls of toilet paper, 500 bars of soap, nine bottles of bleach, combs, dish ...

Pulmonologist brings 30 years of experience to OMC

Dr. Mella to specialize in lung disease, critical care, sleep medicine Board certified physician Juan Mella, MD, has joined the team at Ozarks Medical Center where he will serve as Medical Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Mella is an ...

Women with Heart committee donates new equipment to OMC Nutrition Services

The Women with Heart Committee recently donated funds for the purchase of new equipment for Ozarks Medical Center Nutrition Services. The new equipment included a Cooking Performance Group (CPG) Commercial Range and Avantco Commercial Fryer totaling ...

OMC to host orthopaedic mobile learning center Oct. 2

The Zimmer Mobile Learning Center, a traveling education vehicle that provides information about joint replacement surgery and an up close look at technology used in those procedures, will be visiting West Plains on Oct. 2. The center will be parked ...

Welcome to Our New Website!

We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new website! Take a look around and send us your feedback!

OMC Welcomes New Lung Doctor

Juan F. Mella, MD, FCCP Medical Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Juan Mella, MD, has joined the team at OMC where he will serve as Medical Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Mella is board certified in internal medicine, ...

OMC supports local youth, agriculture

OMC recently supported local youth at the Heart of the Ozarks Fair Livestock Auction by recognizing Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion winners. OMC awarded $250 to each of the four Supreme Champions and $100 to each of the four Reserve Champions ...
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