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OMC to Host Reception Celebrating 30 Years of Volunteer Chaplaincy

OMC to Host Reception Celebrating 30 Years of Volunteer Chaplaincy

WEST PLAINS, Mo - Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will host a reception to celebrate 30 years of volunteer chaplaincy on Monday, November 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1100 N. Kentucky Ave. in West Plains. The event will be held in the main lobby of OMC and will serve as an opportunity for the community to celebrate the contributions of 30 years of volunteer chaplaincy at OMC.

The event is open to the public with a special invitation to those clergy members who have served the community as a past or present volunteer chaplain at OMC. Cake and refreshments will be available courtesy of OMC. If you or your loved ones have ever benefited from the special services of a volunteer chaplain, OMC invites you to attend.

OMC Volunteer Chaplains have been a vital part of healthcare at OMC for the past 30 years and continue to be so today. OMC Chaplains provide spiritual care to the patient and family, recognizing that injury and illness have a significant relationship with spiritual needs and practices of faith. They believe in the healing of mind, body and spirit. The spiritual care is non-denominational in its approach and focuses on a person’s spirituality rather than on denominational or religious affiliated beliefs. OMC Chaplaincy Department is made up of local ministers and spiritual leaders in their churches. These individuals have a heart for ministry, desire to meet the spiritual needs of others, and give of their time and talents.

For more information about the event, contact OMC Chaplain Coordinator, Michael Parrott at 417-256-9111, ext. 7056 or visit the OMC Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/262572204612051.

Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit www.OzarksMedicalCenter.com.

OMC Volunteer Chaplains, pictured back row, left to right: Scott Greer, Patrick Maher, Dr. John Barrett, John Price, Dennis Williams, Ed Carter.

Pictured front row, left to right: Lisa Shipp, Valerie Maher, Mary Price, Susan Richardson, Marie Whiteside and Michael Parrott, Chaplain Coordinator, OMC.

Not pictured: Tommy Boyd, Billy Crawthron, Erman Croney, Adam Burgess.

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