November 2016

Published in the November 2016 issue of Today’s Hospitalist.


Based in: Springfield and Branson, Mo.
Number of hospitalists: 41; recruitment is ongoing
Founded: 2002
Contact: Paula Johnson,; 417-269-4369

CoxHealth delivers integrated health care to nearly 1 million people in southwest Missouri. Healthgrades ranks CoxHealth as a “Distinguished Hospital,” placing the group among the top 5% of all U.S. hospitals for clinical quality and superior patient outcomes.

Services: The physician would join a team of more than 60 physicians and advanced practice providers who practice inpatient medicine at Cox South Hospital, a 644-bed, level I trauma center; Cox Medical Center Branson, a 156bed community hospital; Meyer Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Hospital, an 86-bed facility; Cox North Hospital, a 86-bed psychiatric inpatient facility; and Cox Monett Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists choose between a seven-on/seven-off schedule or a traditional shift-based schedule. Nights, weekends and holidays are rotated throughout the staff.

Compensation: Physicians receive a one-year salary guarantee and then move to a wRVU model. CoxHealth hospitalists average above the national median.

Hospital and local highlights: CoxHealth has been recognized for seven consecutive years as a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network. Springfield is the third largest city (metro population 450,000) in the state. The community is consistently rated as one of the “Top Quality of Life Communities in the Nation” by Money Magazine and offers diversity in the arts, a wide variety of outdoor activities and numerous sporting events.