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Ozarks Medical Center Named as 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Ozarks Medical Center Named as 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) in West Plains, Missouri was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” Tom Keller, President and CEO of OMC. “Our mission is to provide exceptional compassionate care to all we serve, and it’s nice that we are recognized for that.”

OMC scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. Only one other hospital was recognized in Missouri, Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at www.iVantageINDEX.com.

Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing a 114-bed acute care hospital, 8 primary care and 15 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation and home care services. OMC is a not-for-profit medical referral center with over 1100 employees, serving an 8-county area in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas. For more information about OMC, call 417-256-9111 or visit the website at www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com.

Pictured left to right: Connie Schott, Vice President of Human Resources; Pamela Lee, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO; West Plains Mayor Jack Pahlmann; Kurt Abbey, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; and Kim Thompson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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