About Us Accreditations & Awards We’re proud to be among the best hospitals in the region. But what matters most is what that means to our patients. Your health is the top priority for our physicians, employees and volunteers – 10,000 strong – who choose to serve at the Springfield area's only locally owned, not-for-profit health system. CoxHealth is Missouri’s first hospital system accredited by DNV Healthcare for quality and patient safety. All six hospitals, hospital outpatient centers and provider-based clinics regulated under the hospital CMS Conditions of Participation, hold this national distinction from DNV’s accreditation program, the National Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.CoxHealth is the only Springfield hospital named for seven years to U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Hospitals list. CoxHealth is recognized by CareChex®, the medical quality rating division of Comparion®, as among the Top 10 percent U.S. hospitals for patient safety in overall hospital, medical and surgical care. Magnet StatusCox Medical Centers is proud to announce that our Springfield hospitals have earned Magnet recognition.This distinction is the highest national and international honor a health care organization can earn for professional nursing practice that supports quality patient outcomes specifically influenced by registered nurses.To earn this status, nursing leaders, staff, and interprofessional members of the care team met and documented 94 separate standards focused on demonstrating both excellence in nurse satisfaction with the RN environment, as well as nursing-influenced patient satisfaction and patient outcomes.Earning Magnet status is a testament to CoxHealth’s commitment to excellence in work environment, culture and clinical outcome.Find more information about the Magnet Status program by reading our Newsroom article.ALS ClinicThe ALS Association recently recognized the CoxHealth ALS Clinic at Cox South as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence, and it is the first hospital in southwest Missouri to earn the designation.Ambulatory SurgeryCoxHealth Surgery Center was named on Newsweek's list of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022, ranking fourth on a list of 470 facilities.Auxiliary CoxHealth's Auxiliary has been named an Auxiliary of the Year by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries 12 times. Bariatric Surgery CoxHealth Surgical Weight Loss has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Becker's Hospital Review Becker's Hospital Review named CoxHealth to its 100 Integrated Health Systems to Know list for demonstrating innovation and covering the full continuum of patient care. Breast Care The Breast Care Clinic is a "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology. The clinic has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. It is also accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).Cancer CareHuston Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. CoxHealth is recognized by CareChex as a Top 100 hospital in the U.S. for Medical Excellence and Patient Safety in cancer care. CoxHealth was named a High Performing Hospital for colon cancer surgery in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report.CardiologyCox South and Cox Branson have received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2019. We are two of only 86 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. U.S. News & World Report included CoxHealth Springfield on its 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 Best Hospitals for Common Care list for COPD and Heart Failure, and named CoxHealth Springfield a High Performing Hospital for heart failure in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.Cox Medical Center Branson was named a High Performing Hospital for heart failure and COPD in 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report.CoxHealth is recognized with the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award. To reach the Silver level, an organization must have 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care for one year. CoxHealth is recognized by CareChex as a Top 100 hospital in the US for patient safety in cardiac care and major cardiac surgery, and at a Top 10% hospital for heart attack treatment. Ear, Nose & ThroatCoxHealth has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in ear, nose and throat care. EmergencyCoxHealth is designated a Level I Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Level I is the highest rank available, meaning we are equipped to care for trauma patients of all ages and with injuries of all severities. CoxHealth is ranked by CareChex® among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for patient safety in trauma care. Cox Air Care is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). CAMTS accreditation is voluntary and recognizes quality, patient care and safety. EndocrinologyAdult Medicine & Endocrinology Specialists in Springfield and CoxHealth Diabetes & Endocrinology in Branson are accredited by the American Institute for Medical Ultrasound for performing ultrasounds and parathyroid ultrasounds. They are the only clinics in southwest Missouri with endocrinologists who are certified by the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound program. GastroenterologyCoxHealth has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in gastroenterology. CareChex has ranked CoxHealth among the Top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety in gastrointestinal hemorrhage care. Medicare AdvantageIn 2015 CoxHealth Medicare Plus was awarded a perfect 5 out of 5 overall plan rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It is the only Medicare Advantage plan in southwest Missouri and one of only 12 plans in the nation to have received a 5 Star Rating. Neuroscience & NeurosurgeryCoxHealth is ranked among the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for medical excellence by CareChex® for spinal fusion and spinal surgery. CoxHealth is also recognized among the Top 10% in the U.S. for patient safety in neurological care and spinal surgery.CoxHealth has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing Hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery. Becker's Hospital Review has included CoxHealth on its list of "100 Hospitals with Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs."Organ & Tissue DonationCoxHealth was recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association with a Donate Life Award, honoring the health system's exceptional leadership in raising awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.OrthopedicsMeyer Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Hospital is recognized as a DNV Healthcare certified Hip and Knee Replacement Center.CoxHealth is ranked among the Top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety in hip fracture repair by CareChex. Becker's Hospital Review has recognized CoxHealth as one of 125 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs. U.S. News & World Report named CoxHealth Springfield a High Performing Hospital in knee replacements in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.Patient CareThe National Rural Health Association has named Cox Barton County Hospital to their Top 20 list of “Best Practice” recipients in the quality category for critical access hospitals.Cox Barton County Hospital is the only critical access hospital in Missouri to be named to the list.Cox Medical Center Branson and Cox Monett Hospital achieved a five-star overall quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Cox Barton County Hospital achieved the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience award, placing Cox Barton County Hospital in the top 15 percent for patient experience.CoxHealth hospitals in Springfield, Branson, Monett and Barton County have been named as Best Regional Hospitals in southwest Missouri by U.S. News & World Report. Cox Monett and Cox Barton County were both named Best Regional Hospitals in southwest Missouri. CoxHealth's hospitals in Springfield have been honored with a 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades for being the top 10 percent in the nation for patient safety. Two CoxHealth hospitals have earned the prestigious five-star rating in patient satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. Cox Monett Hospital and Cox Barton County Hospital are the only two critical access hospitals in Missouri to achieve this high ranking.Cox Monett Hospital was a 2014 Excellence in Patient Care winner, as awarded by the Studer Group. iVantage Health Analytics recognized Cox Medical Center Branson for overall excellence in outcomes among all acute care hospitals in the nation, and as one of seven rural Missouri hospitals for Excellence in Quality, according to its Hospital Strength INDEX. Cox Medical Center South and Cox Medical Center Branson each received a 4-star rating from Hospital Compare Star Ratings, as determined by quality, safety and patient experience data reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Cox Medical Center Branson received high patient safety and patient outcomes scores from Consumer Reports.Primary CareCoxHealth has 34 clinics recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and one Patient-Centered Specialty Practice.CoxHealth Express is certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) in accordance with electronic health records criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Pulmonology & Pneumonia CareCoxHealth is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in pulmonology. CoxHealth is ranked among the Top 100 hospitals in the nation for medical excellence and patient safety in pulmonary care and pneumonia care by CareChex®. Radiology & LaboratoryThe Martin Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and PET/CT. Our radiology departments at Cox North, Cox South, Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital and Ferrell-Duncan Clinic are accredited for ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR).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). Our laboratories are also accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).RehabilitationOur Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by DNV and holds ISO 9001 certification. Ozark Neuro Rehab is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its brain injury outpatient rehab program. The Transitional Care Unit at Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performing nursing home in U.S. News & World Report's rankings. The unit is surveyed under long-term care regulations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is considered a long-term care facility. SleepThe CoxHealth Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care.StrokeCox Medical Center South has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, the system's accrediting agency.CoxHealth is ranked among the Top 10% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety in stroke care by CareChex®. Cox Medical Center South earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. Cox Medical Center Branson earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.Cox Monett Hospital earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.Cox Medical Center South has been named to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus list for consistently treating tPA-eligible stroke patients in 60 minutes or less from the time they arrive at the hospital. Cox Medical Center Branson has been named to the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite list.The CoxHealth Stroke Center is a member of the National Stroke Association’s Stroke Network. Cox Medical Center South has been named a Level I Stroke Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Hospital Standards. Cox Medical Center Branson is a Level 2 Stroke Center, Cox Barton County Hospital is a Level 3 Stroke Center and Cox Monett Hospital is a Level 3 Stroke Center, the highest level available for a its size.Technology CoxHealth is a Most Wired hospital system, as selected by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. CoxHealth has also been recognized as a 2021 Healthcare's Most Wired hospital by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. CoxHealth is a recipient of Microsoft's 2017 Health Innovation Award, for our use of Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS) to perform diabetic retinal exams in the primary care setting. Women’s HealthCoxHealth is ranked among the Top 100 U.S. hospitals for medical excellence and patient safety in women’s health by CareChex®. CoxHealth has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in gynecology. Cox Medical Center South and Cox Medical Center Branson were recognized as Missouri Show-Me 5 hospitals by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Only 13 hospitals across the state hold this distinction, which indicates the maternity care practices they follow help support successful breastfeeding. Wound CareThe CoxHealth Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center has Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation with Distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The center is the first in southwest Missouri, and is among the first in the state, to earn this accreditation. Education AccreditationsCox CollegeCox College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution holds numerous accreditations across its academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate and certificate levels. For specific accreditation/approval information, please click here. CoxHealth School of Medical TechnologyThe CoxHealth School of Medical Technology is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. CoxHealth Family Medicine ResidencyCoxHealth Family Medicine Residency is fully accredited by The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Pharmacy ResidencyCoxHealth's post-graduate year one and post-graduate year two specialty pharmacy residencies are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Business RecognitionsCox Medical Center Branson has been named an Employer of Choice, as selected by Employer of Choice International. CoxHealth has been named a Springfield Business Journal Dynamic Dozen company, and recognized with the Judge's Choice award, for our community service and philanthropic work. CoxHealth has been recognized with a Springfield Business Journal Economic Impact Award.CoxHealth has been named the Best Place to Work in our region by 417 Magazine. Cox Monett Hospital has been ranked as number 64 among health care providers/insurers in Modern Healthcare's 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the third consecutive year the hospital has made the prestigious list. People's Choice RecognitionsCox Monett Hospital has been recognized as the "Best Hospital" in the Monett Times Best of the Best Contest.