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April is national occupational therapy month

April 22nd, 2016

Gravette, Ark. – Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette (OCH) is celebrating Occupational Therapy Month throughout the month of April!

Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that provides practical support to help people recover and overcome barriers that prevent them from performing every day activities. This allows people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping maximize performance, function and participate in meaningful activities such as occupations.

“Being an occupational therapist means that I am not only able to see different diagnoses and different populations; but am able to provide a service that benefits these patients in the best way possible,” explained Darin Bell, occupational therapist.  “I chose this profession because it allows me treat all age groups, from pediatrics to geriatrics in both outpatient and inpatient settings.”

When working with an OCH occupational therapist, strategies and modifications are customized for each individual. The goal is to improve function and support everyday living activities while maximizing potential. Through this approach, occupational therapy helps individuals develop needed skills, adjust their environments and build health promoting habits and routines that will allow them to thrive.

The OCH of Gravette therapy department includes two certified occupational therapists, a certified occupational therapy assistant, two physical therapists, two additional physical therapy assistants and two certified speech pathologists. Together, the team offers individualized, high quality care including evaluations, exercise therapy, manual therapy and therapeutic modalities to both inpatients and outpatients.

To contact the OCH therapy department call 479-344-6740.

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, 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.



OCH plans to open new clinic in north Springfield

September 7th, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2012
 Andrea Harp, Communications Manager
Office: (417) 874-4523
Email: [email protected]

Springfield,MO – Ozarks Community Hospital system now encompasses an additional building in north Springfield (1540 E. Evergreen St.) located in the space previously known as Joe’s Carpet.

As part of the first phase, OCH Evergreen Clinic will house OCH/Advantage Therapy and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Edwin Roeder’s practice with additional providers and specialties in the future. Renovation will occur throughout the coming months. The clinic is expected to be open to the public after the first of the year.

1540 E. Evergreen

Mary Sherrer, who will serve as clinic manager for OCH Evergreen Clinic, says, “I am excited to be a part of the OCH team, and look forward to growing the clinic. Dr. Roeder and his OCH staff are committed to providing excellent orthopedic care to all patients including the injured worker.”

Dr. Roeder specializes in upper and lower extremity arthroscopy, reconstructive surgery, and trauma.  His interests include treatment of occupational injuries, including carpal tunnel. OCH/Advantage Therapy provides occupational, speech, physical and hand therapy services. The OCH/Advantage Therapy department and Dr. Edwin Roeder’s practice were previously housed in the Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield (OSS) building. Dr. Roeder has had a clinic office at OCH for some time; with the closing of OSS he has moved all of his practice to OCH, soon to move to the OCH Evergreen Clinic. OCH/Advantage Therapy is still open at OSS and hopes to complete the move to OCH Evergreen Clinic by the end of the year.

Ozarks Community Hospital system currently employs more than 800 employees and encompasses two hospital facilities and 15 clinics located throughout the Ozarks. Hospital headquarters (2828. N. National) serve as a 45-bed acute care provider-based facility located in Springfield, Mo. just off Interstate 44. Expanded outpatient services provided include clinics servicing the Medicare and Medicaid population, a specialty clinic and a 24-hour ER.

For more information, please visit www.OCHonline.com.


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