Awards and Accreditations
CoxHealth is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (JCAHO). CoxHealth’s physician and regional clinics
are the only JCAHO-accredited clinics in southwest Missouri.
CoxHealth is recognized as a Children’s Miracle Network hospital
for its extensive children’s services and dedication to Children’s
Cox Rehabilitation Services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is accredited by the Commission
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences has an initial five-year accreditation
from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission for its associate
of science in nursing program.
The Family Practice Residency Program is an accredited program that is
affiliated with the University of Missouri-Columbia, offering residents
a vast number of resources and a cooperative learning experience. The
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, through the Residency
Review Committee for Family Practice, has granted CoxHealth Family Practice
Residency Program continued full accreditation for the maximum allowable
period of five years.
Hulston Cancer Center has been accredited since 1987 by the American
College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program.
Cox Air Care is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical
Transports Systems (CAMTS). The program was specifically commended for
safety standards, maintenance support and the support of our facility,
CAMTS accreditation recognizes quality, patient care and safety.
Radiology departments at Cox North, Cox South, Cox Walnut Lawn and Ferrell-Duncan
Clinic are accredited for ultrasound by the American College of Radiology
Ozark Neuro Rehab is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities for its brain injury outpatient rehab program.
Cox Stroke Center is a member of the National Stroke Association’s
Stroke Network and received community education grants in 1999 and 2000
as part of the National Stroke Association Be Stroke Smart Community Education
The Stroke Center is also one of the first in the nation to achieve primary
stroke center disease-specific care certification from the Joint Commission
on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
CoxHealth laboratories are accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS regulates all laboratory testing, except research, performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing.
1996 and 1998 Top 100 Hospital
1999 Top 100 Integrated Systems
1999 Fastest Fifty
Cox HealthPlans is the first insurance company in Missouri to be owned
and operated by a hospital.
Larry D. Wallis and Dr. Wolfe Gerecht were recognized at the 2002 Salute
to Healthcare for their dedication to advancements in health care.
Burrell Behavioral Health received a grant from the Missouri Children’s
Trust Fund for the “Partnerships in Parenting” project. The
grant enables Burrell staff to provide education to families at the Springfield
Women Infant and Children office. A grant from the Missouri Department
of Public Safety has allowed staff at Burrell Behavioral Health to assess
factors in the area related to teen pregnancy, child abuse, school drop
out rates, poor academic performance and problems associated with drugs
Cox Educational Services is recognized by the American Heart Association
for being the first in Missouri to offer the Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Experienced Provider Course.
The Cox Asthma Management Team received the Missouri Team Quality Award.
This award is given by the Excellence in Missouri Foundation to organizations
that demonstrate improved patient care and customer service.
Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences awarded its first honorary
bachelor of science in nursing degree to Cindy Allard, CoxHealth nursing
retention specialist, in 2002.
Missouri Hospital Association, "Auxiliary of the Year"- Large Hospital Category - 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004
American Society of Directors of Volunteer Services of the American Hospital
Association - Extraordinary Award for Partners in Creative Care - 2000
Ozarks Regional Chapter of National Society of Fund Raising Executives
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization - 1999
Children's Miracle Network
Miracle Maker Award - 1999, 2001, 2002
2000 - Burrell Behavioral Health received the National Award for Excellence
from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.
2000 - Burrell Behavioral Health received a three-year accreditation
CARF accreditation, the highest that is awarded. CARF is a private, not-for-profit
organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services.
2001 - Dr. Todd Schaible, president and CEO of Burrell Behavioral Health,
received the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Lifetime
Achievement Award of Excellence.
2002 - Burrell Behavioral Health was selected by the Comprehensive Community
Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program, administered
through the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) for a six-year, $9.3 million project. The project was applied
for and awarded cooperatively through the Missouri Department of Mental
Health. The focus of the project will be the community’s system
of care for children, adolescents and families impacted by serious emotional
disturbance. The Missouri Departments of Social Services and Education
are also partners in this project.
CoxHealth Diabetes Center (2004) was awarded a three-year extension of
its American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certification
for its classes and programs.