Monday, March 19, 2012

Free infant massage class at CoxHealth

Infant massage helps parent and baby bond, builds baby’s coordination, language development and muscle tone, and may provide relief when baby experiences colic, muscle tension and more. It even helps baby sleep, lowers stress hormones and may decrease the “baby blues.”

Why wouldn’t a parent want to learn more?

The Women’s Center at CoxHealth will offer a free Infant Massage class 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in Suite 130 of the Turner Center, 1000 E. Primrose.

New parents with their babies, and expectant parents, are invited to attend. Call 269-LADY for more information.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

CoxHealth Stroke Center receives national recognition for quality, timely care

The CoxHealth Stroke Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission for providing outstanding stroke care.

The center is the only hospital in the Ozarks named to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll list. This recognition is awarded to health systems that consistently treat tPA-eligible stroke patients in 60 minutes or less from the time they arrive at the hospital. tPA is tissue plasminogen activator, a drug that can dissolve the blood clots which cause most strokes. This is the second year in a row CoxHealth has received this honor.

“We know that with a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and this award demonstrates that our staff is committed to providing care that has been proven to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients,” says Nancy Sadler, CoxHealth Stroke Center coordinator.

The center has also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center, after undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with national stroke care standards.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every three minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

In the fall, CoxHealth was recognized as one of only 91 health system in the nation and the only hospital in our area to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Performace Achievement Award. This award recognizes a commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care.

Monday, March 5, 2012

CoxHealth offers free golf clinic with local pros on March 10

Join local golf pros and CoxHealth experts for a FREE golf clinic 8-11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, and learn the skills you need to improve your game.

Topics will include grip, aim and set-up; in-swing; and putting, chipping and pitching. CoxHealth sports medicine physician Dr. Boyd Crockett will give a special presentation on golf injuries, and Cox rehabilitation professionals will discuss fitness, stretching and the importance of core stability to your golf game.

Golf pros to be in attendance include:

· Don Gautreaux, PGA Golf Professional, Thousand Hills Golf Course

· Brian Maloney, PGA Professional, director of golf, Highland Springs Country Club

· Sean Saunders, PGA Teaching Professional, SWS Golf

· Lisa Tinkler, director of golf and women’s golf outreach, Drury University

· Brad Wilkerson, owner/operator, The Range at James River.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required and space is becoming limited. To register, visit “events and classes” at or call 269-INFO. This event will be held in conference rooms B and C at The Meyer Center, 3545 S. National. Attendees must bring their golf clubs to this event.