Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will host a pastor appreciation breakfast on
Monday, Sept. 23, from 8 to 9 a.m. at 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West
Plains. The event will be held in the Willard Hunter Conference Room of
OMC Parkway and will serve as an opportunity for OMC to celebrate the
contributions of area pastors to the volunteer chaplaincy at OMC. The
event will also help to inform area pastors and church leaders about the
volunteer chaplaincy program at OMC and the opportunities for involvement.
OMC volunteer chaplains have been a vital part of healthcare at OMC for
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
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
OMC Volunteer Chaplains with Michael Parrott, OMC Chaplain Coordinator (right end of front row)