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Children's Hospital Services

CoxHealth has always been dedicated to children of the Ozarks�not only when they are sick or injured, but also as they make choices that affect their health and safety for years to come.

A Children�s Miracle Network hospital since 1986, Cox Health Systems uses CMN funds to offer financial assistance to families of children with serious illness and injuries; to purchase medical equipment enhancing the quality of care for hospitalized children; and to provide health and safety education programs for kids throughout the Ozarks.

Health Education

  • As Your Child Grows parenting series
  • Auxiliary Baby Car Seat program
  • Baby Affair
  • Car Seat Safety Checks
  • Docudramas
  • Father/Son Dialogue (changes of puberty, boys)
  • Heads Up (head and spinal cord injury prevention)
  • Infant & Child CPR
  • Mother/Daughter Dialogue (changes of puberty, girls)
  • Safe Kids Day
  • Sibling Classes (for expectant families)
  • Teaching Your Child to Talk
  • Think First (spine and head injury prevention)
  • Wasted (drinking and driving awareness)
  • and many more!

Keeping Kids Well

The C.A.R.E. (Children Are Really Excellent!) Mobile�a children�s clinic on wheels, offering basic health services for children from birth to age 18, including immunizations, sports physicals and primary care.

Emergency Care

A sick or injured child is in good hands when receiving emergency care by the staff of Baby Buggy (for newborn emergency transport), Cox AIR CARE or Cox Pre-Hospital Services.

In The Hospital

Child Life Specialists minimize children�s fears and provide them with an ally during hospitalization.

Pre-Op Parties provide a fun way for children to get acquainted with the hospital setting and meet staff prior to surgery.

Family Surgery Program is an option for patents who wish to accompany their child during the anesthesia phase of surgery.

The Children�s Village is designed for fun and cheer on our Pediatric unit. It features life-size murals depicting familiar scenes from life in the Ozarks.

Pediatric ICU is for seriously ill children needing surgical, medical or trauma care.

Intensive Care Nursery is a 52-bed unit with caring, skilled staff and advanced medical equipment for premature or ill newborns.

Pediatric Social Workers provide children and families with emotional support as well as referral to community, state and federal resources.

A Pediatric PharmD specializes in meeting the unique medication needs of children.

Pediatric Rehab services (both in-and outpatient) include physical therapy, occupational therapy, infant hearing screenings, speech-language therapy, developmental follow-up, nutrition consults and much more.

Critical Care & Specialty Services

Children aren�t just little adults. Nobody understands this better than our pediatric medical staff, who provide specialty pediatric care (pulmonology, neurology, cardiology, intensive care, cleft palate, orthopedics) every day.

Visiting specialists also see children for genetic disorders, hormone and growth problems, and diabetes.

Home Care Network

When home care is appropriate, your care coordinator will provide you with a list of available services. Cox Health Systems offers Oxford HealthCare, Home Parenteral Services and Home Support Systems to meet your child�s needs in the place that�s best:  home.

Burrell Behavioral Health

Comprehensive behavioral health services include innovative outpatient programs for individual, child, adolescent and family therapy, as well as inpatient psychiatry, residential and specialty treatment.

For more information about Children�s Hospital Services at Cox, call 417/269-INFO.

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