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Cox College is going to offer Associate of Science in Nursing degrees to students at two new satellite campuses.  One will be in Branson on the Cox Medical Center Branson campus.  The other will be in Monett at Scott Regional Technology Center.

Classes will be offered at night and on weekends, according to CoxHealth.  Each class will have ten students, and classes are expected to begin in January 2021.  The campuses could offer other degree programs in the future, according to CoxHealth.


CoxHealth has received nearly $600,000 to expand its services for sexual assault survivors.

Lana Garcia, forensic program coordinator for CoxHealth, said the money will be used for additional services and staff for anyone needing forensic services.


If you have prescription medication that you no longer use there's a new option for getting rid of it safely.  You can now drop it off at CoxHealth Pharmacies

The service is available to anyone for free, and anonymously, at CoxHealth’s five pharmacies in Springfield and Branson. 

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In an effort to get more people to know their numbers, a local hospital is offering low-cost health screenings regardless of insurance.

The $32 screenings offered by CoxHealth will be held on June 28 and July 19 and will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.  Additional lab screenings will be available for an additional fee.

After the screenings, results will be mailed to participants. Results of CoxHealth patients will also be available in their medical record for future reference.


Training sessions in Branson May 10 and 11 are aimed at getting more people with substance use disorders into treatment.

Both are offered by CoxHealth and funded by a Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant and are provided by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Friday's session will focus on teaching providers how to better recognize someone struggling with addiction. It will also provide them with tools to screen patients and will teach them how to treat those patients.