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2019 Sports Physicals

March 19th, 2019

Gravette, Mo. – Ozarks Community Hospital (OCH) is offering their annual sports physical promotion for children ages 5-18 years of age.

Physicals are available Monday through Friday and are available by phone call appointment from the following OCH clinics in:

Please contact individual offices for availability. Sports physicals determine the readiness of student athletes to participate and are required prior to involvement in school athletics or other competitive sports.

What you need to know about the OCH health system – July 2016

July 20th, 2016

By now, most of you have seen the news regarding our Springfield hospital. Some of the information circulating is incorrect, which is why we wanted to offer a few points of clarification on the recent announcement:

  • Our Springfield clinic campus (2828 N. National) remains open. We are not closing our doors.
  • Services affected by this change include our Springfield emergency department (which will remain open until midnight on July 29), our Springfield inpatient services unit, and our Springfield OR.
  • All OCH facilities continue to welcome Medicaid, Medicare and Tricare insurances, as well as many other insurances.
  • The OCH health system includes the following clinics: OCH Primary Care Clinic (2828 N. National), OCH Medical Offices Clinic (2828 N. National), OCH Northside Behavioral Medicine Clinic (2828 N. National), OCH Evergreen Clinic (1540 E. Evergreen); as well as OCH Christian County Clinic (Nixa), OCH Sparta Clinic (Sparta), OCH Webster County County Clinic (Rogersville), OCH Wellpointe Family Medical Clinic (Marshfield), OCH Lawrence County Clinic (Mt. Vernon), OCH Polk County Clinic (Bolivar), OCH Jasper County Clinic – Carthage Campus (Carthage), OCH Noel Clinic (Noel), OCH Gravette Clinic (Gravette, Ark.). Our health system also includes a hospital in Gravette, Arkansas.
  • All facilities listed above remain open and can accept new patients. For contact information, visit www.OCHonline.com.

Thank you to each of our employees and physicians who have selflessly helped us carry out our mission for the past 15 years. You are the lifeblood of our organization and we are heartbroken by this news.

No matter what, our mission still remains our driving force. What has occurred does not dampen our spirit. We are grieving this unexpected change, but we remain dedicated to finding ways to provide access to care for those who need it most.

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Wound Care Tech

June 9th, 2016

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. COMPASSIONATE CARE.

Ozarks Community Hospital (OCH) in Gravette, AR has immediate openings for a full-time, day shift (Monday – Friday) Wound Care Tech within our Med Surg floor.

ABOUT OUR HEALTH SYSTEM

The OCH health system is a regional safety-net healthcare provider serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Ozarks. It encompasses two hospitals and 17 clinics located throughout Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas area with locations in the following communities: Springfield, Nixa, Carthage, Marshfield, Noel, Bolivar, Rogersville, Sparta, Mt. Vernon and Gravette, AR.

OCH offers an array of benefits in addition to:

  • Very competitive compensation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 3.5 weeks of possible PTO first yearRequirements:
  • Job Summary:Assists wound care patients with activities of daily living provides basic nursing care. To assist the wound care nurse with patient care needs that are provided to wound care patient on an out-patient and in patient setting, under the direct supervision of the Wound Care Nurse.The most significant duties have been included in this description. This does not preclude the assignment of occasional additional or developmental duties. The Hospital reserves the right to modify this job description as needed to accurately reflect duties assigned.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of certified nursing assistant program or has a significant amount of nursing assistant experience in the hospital setting, preferred.

 

  • Current BLS certification upon hire or BLS certification must be obtained during orientation period or at next available scheduled class. Throughout employment, current BLS certification must be maintained by renewal during renewal period or at next available scheduled class.
  • Current CARE certification upon hire or CARE certification must be obtained during orientation period or at next available scheduled class. Throughout employment, current CARE certification must be maintained by renewal during renewal period or at next available scheduled class
  • Minimum of six months to one year of related work experience, preferred                               OCH is an equal opportunity employer

New family practice physician joins OCH of Gravette Clinic

November 30th, 2015

Gravette, Ark. – Chris Billings, DO joins OCH of Gravette Clinic on December 1, offering expanded primary care access to Benton County residents and surrounding communities.

Dr. Billings will see patients in Gravette every Monday and Tuesday beginning December 1 and plans to expand his practice January 4, 2016 to every Monday through Thursday. With the addition of Dr. Billings, the OCH of Gravette Clinic increases the clinic’s ability for same-day and emergent appointments.

“We are really excited that Dr. Billings is joining the clinic!” says Jessica Bolin, clinic administrator. “The addition of Dr. Billings will help OCH of Gravette provide better family care access to area communities.”

Board certified in family practice, Dr. Billings has worked for the OCH health system for 15 years and is transitioning his practice from Southwest Missouri as he relocates to Northwest Arkansas.

Dr. Billings earned his DO from Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Doctors Association and a Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians.

To schedule an appointment with Chris Billings, DO, patients can call the OCH of Gravette Clinic at 479-787-5221.

The OCH health system encompasses two hospitals and 18 clinics located throughout Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas area with locations in the following communities: Springfield, Nixa, Webb City, Carthage, Marshfield, Noel, Bolivar, Rogersville, Sparta, Mt. Vernon and Gravette, Ark. OCH can accept Medicaid, Medicare, UHC Military and other insurances. For more information, visit www.OCHonline.com.

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OCH therapy adds a speech therapist and a physical therapist to Nixa team

July 2nd, 2015

Nixa, MO -  The OCH therapy team in Nixa added two providers to their therapy team: Jessica Winfrey, MHS, CF-SLP and Connie Collison, MPT, CBIS, MLD/CDT.

Both are seeing patients at OCH Christian County Clinic Monday through Friday.

Jessica Winfrey, MHS, CF-SLP specializes in pediatric speech-language pathology and can see patients for speech disorders, language disorders, voice disorders, social communication disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders. Jessica received her education from the University of Missouri.

Connie Collison, MPT, CBIS, MLD/CDT can see adult patients for a variety of physical therapy needs. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Additionally, Connie is skilled in both outpatient and inpatient treatments including orthopedics, neurological conditions, and has experience working with vestibular rehab, manual therapy, kinesiotaping, pain management and sports rehabilitation. Connie received her education from Southwest Baptist University and Southern Illinois University.

To schedule an appointment with Jessica or Connie, call the OCH Therapy Team (Nixa) 417-724-3004.

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OCH brings orthopedic services to Gravette

May 1st, 2015

Gravette, AR – OCH of Gravette welcomes Edwin Roeder, MD to the OCH of Gravette medical staff. Dr. Roeder is a board certified orthopedic surgeon offering orthopedic services and surgery, a first for the Gravette hospital and clinic.

Dr. Roeder will be available weekly to provide evaluation and treatment for the musculoskeletal system including bones, joints and nerves. He also offers arthroscopic knee and shoulder reconstruction, total joint reconstruction, occupational injuries, fracture care, hand injuries including carpal tunnel, degenerative joint disease, sprains and strains, and joint injections.

“We are excited for Dr. Roeder to join our clinic. He will be providing a much needed resource for the community and our patients,” says Jessica Bolin, clinic manager. “He’ll also be a great asset to our emergency room, as he’ll be able to accommodate any ER orthopedic follow up patients within one week of their ER visit.”

Dr. Roeder received his education and training from Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently a fellow with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also licensed in Missouri and sees patients at the OCH Evergreen Clinic in Springfield, Mo.

To contact the clinic, call 479-787-5221.

The OCH health system encompasses two hospitals and 17 clinics located throughout the Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas area with locations in the following communities: Springfield, Nixa, Webb City, Carthage, Marshfield, Noel, Bolivar, Rogersville, Sparta, Mt. Vernon and Gravette, Ark. OCH can accept Medicaid, Medicare, UHC Military and other insurances. For more information, visit www.OCHonline.com.

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OCH of Gravette receives $7,500 grant for pediatric radiology program

February 27th, 2015

Gravette, AR – AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management announced this month that OCH of Gravette is one of six recipients of the AHRA and Toshiba Putting Patients First grant.

OCH is using the $7,500 grant to fund KidSTRONG, a special pediatric program designed to improve the safety, understanding and comfort of pediatric radiology procedures conducted at the hospital.

“The KidSTRONG program at OCH will help pediatric patients see imaging services as protecting them and helping them be active,” says Ronda Kruetzer, RT (R) (MR), radiology manager at the hospital. “It will also provide needed improvement to the existing hospital radiology department and increase community resources, thus enabling local families to access safe, quality and worry-free care right in their hometown,” says Ronda.

The hospital has also committed to purchasing a comprehensive package of new state of the art radiology equipment to furnish all radiology patient rooms and renovate the radiology waiting area as a compliment to the KidSTRONG program. Renovations start in February.

Six grants of up to $7,500 were available to be awarded to hospitals and imaging centers through the AHRA and Toshiba Putting Patients First grant. Recipients were judged on their program plan and ability to share best practices for improving patient care and safety in CT, MR, Ultrasound, X-ray and Vascular imaging.

OCH of Gravette (1101 Jackson St.) is licensed for 25 beds and serves patients throughout Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding counties. Services include an inpatient floor, 24-hour emergency room, swing-bed program, sleep lab, pain management clinic, physical therapy and outpatient services including lab and radiology. OCH of Gravette accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare and other insurances. For more information visit www.OCHonline.com.

AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management is the preeminent organization for leaders in medical imaging. Founded in 1973, AHRA’s more than 5,000 members represent management at all levels for freestanding imaging centers, hospital imaging departments, and group practices. AHRA offers a complete slate of professional development programs, including conferences, networking opportunities, award winning publications, and the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) credential. More information is available at www.ahraonline.org.

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Technology Advances Service at OCH

March 21st, 2011
For immediate release: January 13, 2011
Contact: Jayna Cardetti, Communications Coordinator – 479-344-6464

Gravette, AR – Starting Jan., 17, 2010, patients will benefit from computerized physician order entry (CPOE) at Ozarks community Hospital (OCH). CPOE reduces errors caused by handwriting or trans or transcription, decreases delays in order completion and improve efficiency by offering entry at point-of-care.

OCH’s first phase of EMR was implemented just before the New Year, which included a computerized order entry system for ancillary departments and electronic documentation for inpatient nursing and emergency departments. Full EMR implementation is scheduled to be completed by 2015.

“These changes provide a central storage medium that is uniform across the hospital so everyone accessing a specific patient is seeing the information they need to make the best care decisions possible,” said CPSI Administrator Todd Lutes, who currently is overseeing the EMR transition.

In addition to the EMR transition, the OCH of Gravette Clinic recently upgraded to a new telephone system. Along with the four full-time phone dispatchers now on staff, these improvements will enable patients to quickly schedule appointments and improve customer service.

CPSI is a healthcare software provider based out of Mobile, AL. CPSI has been developing information systems for the healthcare industry for more than 25 years and has more than 600 facilities running their applications.

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Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette
1101 Jackson St, SW
Gravette, AR 72736
(479) 72736

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