Oxford HealthCare Named Best of the Ozarks by Springfield News-Leader

Oxford HealthCare was recently honored with the Springfield News-Leader’s Best of the Ozarks awards.

For the 13th consecutive year, Oxford HealthCare was recognized as the Best Home Health Care Agency in the Springfield News-Leader’s Best of the Ozarks survey.

Committed to being the leading home care provider in southwest Missouri, Oxford is the only home health care agency to receive the award since the beginning of the survey.

Oxford HealthCare also won Best Hospice Agency for the fifth year in a row. Oxford provides the only full service hospice and palliative care program in the area.

Finding the right care to remain independent at home is an important choice. Thank you to everyone who voted us as Best of the Ozarks, and thank you to the physicians, patients and families that trust Oxford every day for the care they need.

Oxford Caregivers Recognized at Statewide Conference

Springfield, MO—Two outstanding Oxford HealthCare employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the annual conference of the Missouri Council for In-Home Services on September 16, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A.

Janet Dean, an In-Home Aide in Springfield, was given the “Above and Beyond Caregiver” award, and Regina Bass, an In-Home LPN in Joplin, was recognized with the Professional Caregiver Award.

The Missouri Council for In-Home Services advocates for community and in-home services for individuals who need help to remain at home. Nominations for the annual awards are submitted from in-home providers throughout the state, and a committee selects the winners.

Kim Sisk, Executive Director of In-Home Services for Oxford HealthCare, said, “These two were recognized formally and are excellent representatives of all of our employees who show this type of dedication every day.  Those who provide in-home care are assisting with the most intimate of tasks [bathing, dressing, laundry, meal preparation, etc] and have such a heart for it.”

Oxford not only congratulates these two outstanding employees, but also is fortunate to have many other employees who go above and beyond what is expected, so our clients can remain safe and independent at home.

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.”

Best of the Ozarks 2013

Oxford HealthCare was named Best Home Health Care Agency for the 12th 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 fourth 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.