OMC Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Vintage Car Cruise
WEST PLAINS, Mo – Cruising and cookies were part of the Ozarks Medical
Center (OMC) 60th Anniversary celebration on Friday, March 1.
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of OMC in the community, Tom Keller, CEO and President, cruised
around West Plains in a vintage 1959 Ford Wagon, with OMC Board Vice Chair,
Bill Wood. Together they visited numerous public service agencies and
schools to express OMC’s appreciation for 60 years of support from
The commemorative cruise began at the North Parkway Ribbon Cutting and
followed a route throughout West Plains that included South Howell County
Ambulance, West Plains Schools, Howell County Sheriff’s Office,
West Plains City Hall and West Plains Police Department.
True to its original mission, “to provide exceptional compassionate
care to all we serve,” OMC is a community owned not-for-profit medical
center run by a local board of directors with over 1,300 employees, serving
an 8-county area in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas.
Ozarks Medical Center is comprised of 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. For more information about OMC, visit
Pictured is Tom Keller, OMC CEO and President, with Zizzer Innovation Academy
Students, West Plains Middle School.
Pictured from left to right: Deputy Caldwell, Howell County Sheriff’s
Office; Tom Keller, CEO and President, OMC; Captain Peterman, Howell County
Sheriff’s Office; Bill Wood, OMC Board Vice Chair.
Pictured from left to right: Mike McAfee, Education Manager; Sage McGinnis,
EMT; Jacob McGee, Paramedic; Daniel Marshall, Clinical Ops Manager, South
Howell County Ambulance; Tom Keller, CEO and President, OMC; Bill Wood,
OMC Board Vice Chair; Jolaine Lashley, Interim Administrator/HR Manager,
South Howell County Ambulance; Howard Cole, West Plains Car Club.
Pictured from left to right: Tom Keller, CEO and President, OMC; Kyle Ellison,
West Plains Police Officer; Mallory Snodgras, Public Relations Director/City
Clerk; Kent Edge, Emergency Management; Todd Shanks, Community Marketing
Director, City of West Plains; Bill Wood, OMC Board Vice Chair; Jeff Shipley,
Purchasing Agent, City of West Plains.