Thursday, December 12, 2013

CoxHealth names two to Board of Directors

For immediate release 
Dec. 11, 2013 

Springfield businessman Robert B. Mahaffey (left, above) has been named to the CoxHealth Board of Directors. He is president of Mahaffey enterprises, a family company owning a number of radio stations in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. His father, the late John B. Mahaffey, served on the CoxHealth board for a number of years. 

David P. Manuel, Ph.D. (right, above), president of Drury University, has also been appointed to serve on the CoxHealth Board of Directors. Dr. Manuel holds degrees in economics from Nicholls State University, and a Master of Arts and doctorate from the University of Mississippi. He has 37 years of higher education experience. 

The CoxHealth Board of Directors is comprised of 30 business and community leaders who volunteer their time and talent providing direction and policy to ensure the quality, safety and financial stability of the health system. 

CoxHealth is the only locally owned, not-for-profit health system based in Springfield, Mo. It is accredited by The Joint Commission, distinguished as one of the nation’s top 100 health systems, recognized as a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital, and committed to caring for the community. 

Established in 1906, the organization serves more than 900,000 people in a 25-county service area in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, offering a comprehensive array of primary and specialty care including five hospitals and more than 80 clinics in 25 communities. The health system includes Cox Medical Center South, Cox Medical Center Branson, Cox North Hospital, Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, Cox Monett Hospital, Oxford HealthCare (the nation’s second largest hospital-based home health agency), Home Parenteral Services (home infusion therapy), CoxHealth Foundation, Cox College, Cox HealthPlans and more.