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CoxHealth – Why Work For Us?

undefinedAt CoxHealth, we share a common vision:  To be the best for those who need us. Living our vision is what makes us the region's choice for excellent care.

CoxHealth is among southwest Missouri's Choice Employers, according to Springfield Business Journal. The distinction rates companies on incentives, family friendly environment, people development and corporate culture. CoxHealth has also been named Employer of the Year by Ozarks Technical Community College.

undefinedWe are looking for qualified individuals who represent our PARTNERS values:

  • Positive attitude
  • Accountable
  • Responsive
  • Teamwork
  • No excuses
  • Exemplary
  • Responsibility
  • Service

undefinedWelcome to Springfield! 

Springfield is located in southwest Missouri, a short distance from several major metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Kansas City and Tulsa.

Springfield's economy is based on health care, manufacturing, retail, education and tourism. The city is within 100 miles of six recreational lakes. Table Rock Lake and the Branson entertainment area are within 45 miles. More than 11,940 businesses are licensed in Springfield.

Entertainment & Recreation

Located in the heart of the Ozarks -- one of the country's most scenic regions -- Springfield offers fabulous entertainment, sites and shopping. Springfield features more than 600 restaurants, shopping facilities, attractions, cultural opportunities and special events year-round. We are the home of many events and world-famous attractions including Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium, andFantastic Caverns, as well as The Dickerson Park Zoo,  Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Springfield is within a 100-mile radius of more than 7,500 miles of shoreline along accessible lakes, floatable streams and rivers. Excellent hunting, camping and fishing are found throughout the area, all among rolling hills and clear spring-fed streams.

Living in Springfield

Each year residents and visitors alike get more for their dollar in Springfield. The American Chamber of Commerce Research Association Cost of Living Index rates Springfield well below the national average. In 2005, the average index was 88.4 percent compared to the national average of 100 percent. This is based on quarterly pricing of specified commodities ranging from one pound of hamburger to a new, three-bedroom house. Sales tax in Springfield is 6.85 percent and the lodging tax is 5 percent.

Part of Springfield's uniqueness comes from its climate and four distinctive seasons. Nestled atop the Ozark Mountain Plateau, the city enjoys a relaxed climate with milder seasons than the upland plains or prairie sections of the state. Springfield offers an abundance of sunshine, low wind velocity, mild temperatures and favorable humidity. The average annual precipitation here is 45 inches including snow.

Springfield is the third largest city in the state of Missouri. The U.S. Census Bureau in 2004 estimated the population within city limits at 150,704 and 565,245 within a 50-mile radius. The estimated MSA population in 2004 was 390,986.

undefinedData reflects fiscal year Oct. 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013

Statistics include Cox North Hospital, Cox Medical Center South, Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, Cox Medical Center Branson, Cox Monett Hospital, Oxford HealthCare, Home Parenteral Services and Ferrell-Duncan Clinic.


10,148 employees
677 staff physicians
$507,375,826 payroll and benefits


1,194 volunteers, members of CoxHealth Auxiliaries
215,369 volunteer hours


83 clinics, all accredited by The Joint Commission
954 licensed beds
24 counties served


858,183 clinic visits
187,104 days of care
204,775 emergency, urgent care, and trauma visits
30,842 surgeries
3,970 babies born
32,306 ambulance services

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CoxHealth Interviews

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    I went through two different interview processes. The first was with Human Relations and the second was with my possible employers (the managers on the floor that I was interested in). For the most part, what they wanted to know was that I was competent, committed, teachable, dependable, and that I truly cared for people.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Springfield, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1906
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care

Cox Health's network includes four acute care hospitals with more than 750 beds and about 60 physician clinics. Centers for cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, mental health, and women's health are among CoxHealth's specialized care options. Other operations include an ambulance service offering both ground and air transportation, the Cox Health Systems HMO, and the... More

Mission: To improve the health of the communities we serve through quality health care, education and research.

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