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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 ...

Good Nutrition Begins Early

Tips for growing healthful eaters Kids can have fun being active and eating right, and parents and caregivers can set a great example for the whole family by creating a healthy environment at home, setting kids up for a lifetime of healthy eating. ...

First Pitch

Ozarks Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center patient Jeff West, pictured standing center, threw the first pitch during the Cardinals vs. Nationals game on June 15! Nurse Practitioner Susie Kenslow and the Cancer Treatment Center team arranged the ...

OMC Names Physician, Volunteer of the Year

Ozarks Medical Center recently named its top performers of the year at an annual awards ceremony held in May. Award recipients were nominated by OMC employees and selected by a peer committee. Hospitalist Mazhar Rahman, MD, was named as OMC Physician ...

OMC Riverways celebrates 40 years

In 1974, Riverways was one of the first five agencies in the state to receive a home health license. The organization has been a state leader in home care since that time. Congratulations to Riverways of OMC on 40 years of service to the community! ...

Superheroes Raise $10,000 for OMC patients!

Superheroes raise $10,000 for OMC patients! A total of 652 individuals participated in the Ozarks Medical Center Superhero Fun Run, raising approximately $10,000, which will go to help OMC patients who are in need and undergoing cancer treatment. The ...