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OCH Goodman Family Clinic reopens after storm

April 18th, 2017

Goodman, MO – Effective May 1, 2017, the OCH Goodman Family Clinic will have a new address: 135 Roy Hill Boulevard, Goodman, MO 64843.

The current clinic location sustained significant damage from area storms earlier in the month and is currently unavailable for use.

“We are committed to serving the healthcare needs in the Goodman area,” says Vicki Plumlee, Director of Clinics. “Which is why we wanted to find a local location that was available as soon as possible. We are proud of our clinic, and even though we’re a few blocks away in a new space, we’re here to stay.”

The new clinic space is 640 square feet and includes two patient rooms, a physician room, restroom and waiting room. It previously served as a chiropractic office.

Tessa Porter, PA-C will see patients out of the new location. Due to limited space, the majority of Dr. Hill’s patients will be scheduled to see him out of the OCH Anderson Rural Health Clinic located a short 7 miles away. Dr. Hill remains the collaborating physician for Tessa and medical director for the OCH Anderson Rural Health Clinic, OCH Goodman Family Clinic, OCH Pineville Medical Clinic and OCH Southwest City Community Clinic.

“The old clinic served the Goodman community for over 50 years,” said Vicki Plumlee, Director of Clinics. “While we are saddened by the loss of our Main Street building, we are very excited about our new location and are tickled to be able to open up on May 1.”

The OCH Goodman Family Clinic phone 417-364-8300 and fax 417-364-7290 are currently forwarded to the OCH Pineville Clinic. As of May 1, 2017 they will be routed to the new Goodman space.

The clinic currently averages 300 primary care patients a month. Three support staff will be working out of the new location.

The OCH Health System Elk River Health Services, Inc. as of January 1, 2017. The four rural health clinics are located in Anderson, Pineville, Goodman and Southwest City. The OCH Health System is a safety-net organization encompassing a hospital and clinics located throughout the Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas area. OCH can accept Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare and other insurances. For more information, visit www.OCHonline.com.

 

OCH acquires four rural health clinics in McDonald County January 2017

September 1st, 2016

OCH-Elk RiverMcDonald County, MO – The OCH Health System is acquiring four McDonald County clinics currently owned by Elk River Health Services, Inc. as of January 1, 2017.

The four rural health clinics are located in Anderson, Pineville, Goodman and Southwest City. After the first of the year they will be known as OCH Anderson Rural Health Clinic, OCH Pineville Medical Clinic, OCH Goodman Family Clinic and OCH Southwest City Community Clinic.

There will be no change in staff or healthcare providers. OCH is retaining the 17 Elk River Health staff and has been working closely with the Elk River Health leadership to prepare for the ownership change. Clinic providers currently include R. David Hill, D.O.; Coral Couchenour, D.O.; Mark Kennedy, FNP-BC; Diane Rowe, FNP-C; Jill Rogers, FNP-C; and Asefa Gebre, PA-C.

“Elk River Health Services, Inc. has served McDonald County’s medical needs for the past 36 years.  Due to economic pressures from the medical insurance industry Elk River has been forced to make changes in order to continue service to the county,” says R. David Hill, D.O., medical director and physician for Elk River Health. “It is with pleasure we are able to announce our merger with the Ozarks Community Hospital health system.  This move will provide the Elk River Health clinics in McDonald County with the economic security needed to survive the future challenges on the immediate horizon.”

The Elk River Health clinics cover care for more than 7,500 patients in the McDonald County area. R. David Hill, D.O. will continue as medical director of the clinics until 2021; after which OCH will continue serving residents in McDonald County.

“Our health system continues to look for opportunities to expand in rural areas as a way to support our passion for serving the underserved and providing access to care,” says Andrea Harp, senior communications manager of the OCH Health System. “Acquiring these clinics fit our mission and model for growth. McDonald County data has shown high rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and includes more people below poverty line and food affordability than much of the state. We know we can make a difference in the community, and continue efforts to focus on serving those who need it most.”

R. David Hill, D.O. and Megan Gore Hill opened the Southwest City Clinic in 1980.  In 1994 they formed Elk River Health Services, Inc. and added the Anderson Rural Health Clinic. Both clinics became federally certified rural health clinics in 1994. In 1999 the Pineville Medical Clinic was opened and in 2007 the Goodman Family Clinic was purchased.

The OCH Health System is a safety-net organization encompassing a hospital and 17 clinics located throughout the Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas area. The OCH Health System serves patients in Springfield, Nixa, Carthage, Marshfield, Noel, Bolivar, Rogersville, Sparta, Mt. Vernon and Gravette, Ark. OCH can accept Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare and other insurances. For more information, visit www.OCHonline.com.

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