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Nurse Prescribes Reading

February 26th, 2020

NOEL — Children around McDonald County call her “The Book Nurse.” Since starting as a family nurse practitioner at Ozarks Community Hospital’s clinic in Noel four months ago, Karen Madsen has earned that title. Nearly half of the clinic’s patients are under 18, and Madsen discovered many of them had few books of their own…

OCH offers free skin cancer screenings

February 25th, 2020

GRAVETTE — In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month, Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette is offering free skin cancer screenings on Thursday, Nov. 21. Dr. Hilton McDonald, who specializes in identifying and treating skin cancer, will be performing the evaluations. The screenings will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at the OCH Specialty…


September 14th, 2017

Springfield, MO – Ozarks Community Hospital (OCH) has filed a motion dismissing a request for an Administrative Law Judge Hearing with the Civil Remedies Division of the Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board following a recent memorandum issued by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS has amended the State…

OCH of Gravette adds board certified pediatrician

May 23rd, 2017

Gravette, AR – OCH is thrilled to welcome board certified, pediatrician, Julia K. Gregory, MD, to the OCH of Gravette Clinic this July. As of this summer, Dr. Gregory will be providing primary and preventative care to pediatric patients Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “I always knew I wanted to work…

OCH Goodman Family Clinic reopens after storm

April 18th, 2017

Goodman, MO – Effective May 1, 2017, the OCH Goodman Family Clinic will have a new address: 135 Roy Hill Boulevard, Goodman, MO 64843. The current clinic location sustained significant damage from area storms earlier in the month and is currently unavailable for use. “We are committed to serving the healthcare needs in the Goodman…

Kory Miskin, DPM now seeing patients at OCH Southwest City Community Clinic!

April 4th, 2017

Southwest City, MO – Dr. Kory Miskin is bringing foot care to McDonald County.  As of April 2017  he will be visiting the OCH Southwest City Community Clinic every other Wednesday. Dr. Miskin also sees podiatric patients at the OCH of Gravette Specialty Clinic. He can perform clinic procedures including the removal of ingrown toenails,…

$15 sports physicals available year round in 2017

March 31st, 2017

March 31, 2017 Springfield, Mo. – The OCH Health System is offering $15 sports physicals year-round for children ages 5-18 years of age. Physicals are available Monday through Friday and are available by phone call appointment from the following OCH providers in Springfield: Mindy Kendrick, FNP (Primary Care) – (417) 837-4065 Gloria Kirk, FNP (Primary Care) –…

OCH and Ozarks New Hope open clinic in Webb City

March 6th, 2017

    OCH and Ozarks New Hope open clinic in Webb City Webb City, MO – OCH and Ozarks New Hope are proud to announce the opening of the Webb City Community Health Clinic this March. The clinic (112 N. Webb Street) is open Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and on Fridays…

OCH Health System acquires Jay Family Medicine Clinic

November 22nd, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jay, OK – Effective January 1, 2017, the OCH Health System will own and operate Jay Family Medicine Clinic under a new name: OCH Jay Family Medicine Clinic. The rural health clinic, located at 2485 N. Main in Jay, Okla. includes family practice providers Richard H. Tidwell, MD, and Shounda Turley, APRN-CNP….

OCH welcomes new podiatrist to Gravette hospital

November 15th, 2016

Gravette, AR – OCH of Gravette announces the addition of Kory D. Miskin, DPM. Dr. Miskin is a podiatrist joining the OCH of Gravette Specialty Clinic (1101 S. Jackson St.) this December. “We are thrilled to have a podiatrist at the hospital,” says Jackie Powell, OCH of Gravette Specialty Clinic Manager. “Our surgery department has…

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