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Former Cox Monett Hospital Building Is Gifted To Life360

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CoxHealth has gifted its former Cox Monett Hospital building to a local nonprofit.

Life360 Community Services will house several initiatives to benefit local residents at the facility, which is located in the center of Monett.  The organization has initial plans to use the building for services related to mental health, foster care, crisis pregnancy, nutrition, youth and childcare, employment, education, a community meeting space and more, according to a news release from CoxHealth

The building housed Cox Monett Hospital for 70 years until a new hospital building was constructed.

The former hospital, built in 1953, is expected to be transferred to Life360 in August.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.