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Welcome to the Oxford HealthCare website. As the leading home care provider in southwest Missouri, Oxford HealthCare serves patients of all ages, from infants to seniors in the comfort of home. Whatever your situation – patient or physician, family or friend – Oxford can help you.
Since we provide an ever-growing list of services, we encourage you to explore our site. Whatever your needs, now or in the future, you’ll discover Oxford is your caring, professional resource for anything involving care in the home.
If at any time you have questions, please call us. We take pride in offering a personal "One-Call Solution" to anyone needing help or answers regarding home care. A specially trained Care Coordinator will listen to you, answer your questions and make recommendations.
Thank you for considering Oxford Healthcare. We’re bringing health care home and keeping families together.
Join Us for Daughters Without Mothers Spring Tea
Oxford Hospice will have their 5th annual tea for daughters who have lost their mothers on Saturday, April 12 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Springfield. The loss of a mother is difficult--especially around Mother's Day. This is an opportunity to remember and celebrate our mothers while learning ways to cope with holidays like this and other life events. Please RSVP to Renee Jenkins at (417) 883-7500 ext. 3235 and join us for a wonderful atmosphere of food, tea, live harp music and fellowship.
Oxford Receives National Award for Workplace Excellence
Oxford HealthCare has received the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. Receiving this national honor ranks Oxford among the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace. Khai's story is just one example of Oxford's approach.
"I am a single mother with a young daughter, and because of Oxford's flexibility, I am so proud to say I am on my last three semesters of nursing school. Being an RN has been my life-long dream, and I can honestly say, I would never have been able to achieve it without Oxford. Between caring for my daughter, and the demands of school, I have had to change my schedule sometimes every month so that I can juggle it all . . . with Oxford, I never have to worry. I can get exactly the number of hours I need, at the times I need them, anytime day or night. Oxford has allowed me to do it all."
"We are honored to receive this prestigious national recognition for our innovative workplace practices," said Karen Thomas, president of Oxford HealthCare. "Our employees are very important to us. Allowing them great flexibility to balance lives at work and home while caring for others has been one of our hallmark practices for years. Our workplace is unique in the fact that the majority of our employees can create their own schedule and literally choose the hours, days and times they want to work every week."
Oxford Employees Honored by State Organization
Oxford's own Lorie Kingry (Joplin) and Pam Noblitt (Springfield) received the Administrative Support Staff Award at the Missouri Council for In-Home Services Annual Conference on September 10 in Osage Beach. The award recognizes employees for making a difference in the day-to-day operations of the company and for displaying exemplary team spirit. Both ladies do a tremendous job with enthusiasm and a smile, and we congratulate them on this honor.
Oxford Executive Director Appointed to MCHS Board
Kim Sisk, Executive Director for In Home Services, was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Missouri Council for In-Home Services. This organization provides information, education and legislative representation for in-home services in the state of Missouri. It also promotes leadership in ethical business practices and the highest standards of client care. Oxford is pleased to have Kim represent our industry and the many seniors and disabled individuals who receive care.
Oxford Nurse Honored by Springfield News-Leader
Suni Shaefer received the Advancement in Nursing Award at the Springfield News-Leader Salute to Nurses 2013 banquet on April 23, 2013. Suni was recognized for her work in training and advancing the careers of nurses and aides in her role as Care Manager. She was also one of seven finalists nominated for Nurse of the Year. Oxford congratulates Suni and appreciates her dedication and commitment to providing the highest standard of care.
Branson Chamber Presents Awards to Oxford Employees
The Champions of Healthcare Awards were presented by the Branson Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at a dinner at Chateau on the Lake. Four awards honored professionals in Stone and Taney counties, and Oxford employees were honored to receive two of them.
Sharon Nesbitt, In-Home Services Assistant Supervisor, was presented with the Community Caregiver Award for going above and beyond to care for the very special needs of a hospice patient in her last days and also for her dedication as a field coordinator, trainer and mentor to new employees.
Sharon St. Amant was honored with the Family Advocate Award for her integral role as a Case Manager who oversees the care of Oxford's highest risk and most vulnerable pediatric patients. She not only cares for the children to assure they can stay at home with their families, but she also works closely with the families--providing education, compassion and support.
Oxford is very proud of these outstanding employees and appreciates the dedication, care and compassion they show to clients every day.
Joplin Hospice Employee Receives Award
Robyn Callaway, Hospice Social Worker, was the recipient of a Salute to Health Care Award presented by the Tri-State Business Journal on March 28, 2013. Her award was in the category of Hospice Worker, and she was recognized for the way she has helped local patients and championed care in the Joplin tri-state area. Oxford is thankful for Robyn's outstanding work with our patients and congratulates her on her award.
Oxford Employee Receives Statewide Recognition
Elizabeth Lee, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist, was presented with the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association's Heart of Hospice Lifetime Achievement Award at a luncheon held on March 1, 2013 in Jefferson City. Elizabeth has worked in hospice care for more than 38 years and has practiced both in the United States and abroad. She was involved in some of the pioneer efforts of the development of hospice care. Oxford would like to congratulate Elizabeth and is thankful to have her expertise in our hospice and palliative care programs.
KSPR Features Oxford Storm Preparation
When faced with severe winter weather, Oxford HealthCare continues to reach clients to provide in home care, even during an ice storm. Oxford's weather preparedness plan allows clients to continue to receive the care they need. Click here to watch the full story on KSPR 33
Oxford Named Best Home Health Care and Hospice Agency
In January 2013, Oxford HealthCare was named Best Home Health Care Agency for the eleventh consecutive year in the Springfield News-Leader's Best of the Ozarks survey. Oxford is the only home care agency to receive the award since the inception of the poll. Oxford HealthCare Hospice was also named Best Hospice Agency for the third year in a row. This is a great honor for Oxford's young hospice program, which is the only comprehensive hospice and palliative care program in the area. It is a privilege to care for people in their homes, and we thank everyone for their support of Oxford.
Oxford Hospice Fund Featured on KYTV
The Oxford Hospice Fund helps to meet the needs of families coping with a terminal diagnosis - whether it is providing a lift chair, helping with utilities, or even providing a special gift and visit from Santa for a pediatric hospice patient. The requests for assistance are personalized to each patient and their family. We celebrate the quality of each life, helping families to treasure each moment.
On November 30, KYTV featured one of the many hospice patients that the fund helps. Click here to watch the heart warming story.
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Oxford Hospice Employee Featured on Ozarks Local
KOZL recently profiled Elizabeth Lee, Oxford Hospice & Palliative Care Specialist, on their Live at 4 broadcast. Elizabeth has been involved with Hospice programs across the nation for over 30 years. Click here to watch the video.
Oxford Offers Assistance in Applying for Free or Reduced-price Prescriptions
Oxford is now able to assist clients, employees and the general public in accessing income-based medication-assistance programs that offer hundreds of free or reduced-price prescriptions. Additional details are available by calling an Oxford Care Coordinator at 417-883-7500 or 1-800-749-6555.
Awards & Achievements
Click here to view Oxford Healthcare's awards and achievements.