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Cox Medical Center Branson

November 2017

Published in the November 2017 issue of Today’s Hospitalist.

Based in: Branson, Mo.
Number of hospitalists: 8; recruitment is ongoing
Founded: CoxHealth organization founded in 1906
Contact: Paula Johnson, Paula.Johnson@coxhealth.com; 417-269-4369

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

Services: The physician would join a team of 8 physicians providing inpatient care at Cox Medical Center Branson, a 165-bed community hospital. Specialty support provided by interventional cardiologists, surgeons (general, ENT, urology and orthopedists), pulmonology/critical care physicians, nephrologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists. This is an open ICU format and hospitalists will do some procedures.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists work 15 12-hour shifts, seven-on/seven-off scheduling. Nocturnist only shifts: 14 12- hour shifts.

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: Cox Medical Center Branson is a 165-bed community hospital and just recently received a four-star rating from Hospital Compare. U.S. News & World Report named Cox Medical Center Branson Best Regional Hospital for 2017-2018, with recognition as high performing for congestive heart failure, COPD and knee replacement.