Cox Medical Center South

74%

Patients that would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average


Cox Medical Center South is a medical facility located in Springfield, MO. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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71%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
2% higher than the national average

74%

Would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average

Cox Medical Center South

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%76%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%50%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%63%66%

Cox Medical Center South

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%56%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Duff has been my obgyn for a decade. She has delivered my two sons and I only have wonderful things to say about her. If you want a doctor you can tell anything to and feel at ease then I highly recommend her!

Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Duff

Dr. Steinberg is an amazing doctor! He makes me feel better even when I'm scared or anxious. He is such a wonderful doctor with great bedside manner!

Stacie Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Steinberg

You see it here, Dr. Woods really lives up to his reviews. Patient, knowledgeable, and an excellent communicator. No Joke, No fluff. He really is that good. I personally had surgery 12/2016, and as terrified as I am going under the knife, I never had a doubt with this doctor. Highly recommend!

Connie Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Woods

Dr Schippert has preformed surgery on both of my hands and I am more than thrilled with the outcome. No more pain, no more sleepless nights. He takes the time to explain and answer any questions you may have. I would highly recommend Dr. Schippert for anyone needing help with hand pain.

Dr. JL SMITH Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Schippert

Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Murrell

The office staff was very friendly and efficient. My wait was short. Dr. Thomas answered all my questions and very nice.

Helen Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

He knows exactly what he's doing.... I love how he explains everything that he needs to do to help you get through the necessary things you need to get through he's very thoughtful,.??

Angela Ford Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Biggers

Dr Thomas takes the time to talk with you,hes approachable never in a hurry.I would highly recommend him.

Martha Martin Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Durga

I took my mom to see Dr. Durga today. Dr. Durga was very attentive and answered all of my moms questions as well as mine. Dr. Durga was very caring and gave her full attention to my mom. My mom and I were very pleased with the care that Dr. Durga gave my mom.

Carla Hedrick Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Durga

Dr Hronek spends a lot of time with his patients.

Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Hronek

I received a thorough examination of my skin by Dr. Laughlin. I felt very safe in the office as many precautions were in place during this pandemic.

Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Laughlin

I love her! Really excellent NP! Very friendly and caring!My one of the best an experience in CoxHealth! Thank you!

Yana K. Jun 26 2020

Review for Larisa Sychova

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Durga

Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Hamilton

Dealing with leg neuropathy

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ceola

Michele Sjothun Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Ceola

Dr. ding been treating me for years. To the point, thorough, quick but not rushed, excellent.

Jim Patterson Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Ding

Dr spurgeon and her awesome staff are caring, respectful, knowledgeable, and listening to you and take your health and concerns for your best outcome possibly. Dr Spirgeon is by far the best neurosurgeon around and I am very grateful that I have her and her staff looking out for me.

Susan Reid Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Spurgeon

She is very thorough and explains everything so that you understand it. She takes her time with you, so you feel valued and not like a number. The wait time to see her is never long.

Jun 10 2020

Review for Laura Castillo

Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Murrell

Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Cunningham

Ed Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Garner

Todd N Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Lenci

I have read some of the negative reviews. This is NOT the Annie Lee I go to. This Annie Lee is a great medical person who functions well alongside of Doctors. She is on top of her work and listens well.

Warren Gene Campbell Jun 06 2020

Review for Leslie Lee

Dr. Thomas saw me promptly when I arrived for an unscheduled urgent visit. His exam was thorough, unhurried, and professional. His care and explanation gave me peace of mind regarding a quick recovery.

Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Debra S. Mergen Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

I had cataract surgery, with additional lens put in. I was very impressed with Dr. Lenci. He was very nice and seemed very competent. I am seeing things I haven’t seen in years. My experience was good.

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Lenci

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Crockett

I suffered a very traumatic experience a few years ago that resulted in lifelong impacts. Dr. Murrell was very thorough in examining the incident and corresponding trauma, and helping me regain my sense of worth. Highly recommend, particularly to those who are cerebral and curious.

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Murrell

Robin Roberts May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Lenci

Very knowledgeable staff members and Dr. Thomas is great. I trust him with the care of my transplants and any other problems I might have. Lorna Shouse

Lorna Shouse May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Sreepada

He is the most caring, compassionate Dr I have ever encountered. Listens, takes his time, explains everything, never feel rushed.

Suzanne R Laux May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Waites

Excellent provider, I have been seeing Dr Thomas for at least 5 yrs or longer. He has my best interest in mind and is very professional.

Sheila Robins May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Curt Morlock May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Ceola

It was great! Listened and explained what is going on and his remedy in layman's terms. There was no rush. I didn't feel like a number, but a person with an issue of which he listened very attentive..

Bruce Danielson May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Ceola

The Doctor is very nice , the clinic is not well organized I would have gone to Mercy but I like Dr Elkady he is always informative and caring

Smith May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Elkady

Dr Woodall removed my gallbladder and took excellent care of me the entire time. He actually sat down and took the time to go over any and all concerns I had. His follow up care was most impressive. I recommend him to everyone!

Amanda Lourenco May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Woodall

Posted earlier. Please do not put yourself or ANY of those you love under his care.

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Crozier

Jennifer Bruce May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Elkady

The best health care provider I have ever had . My husband recommended Ms. Ronayne and I’m so glad he did. She listened to my concerns and went over my health history and addressed issues that had been overlooked by others. Would recommend her to anyone!

SharonL Apr 30 2020

Review for Shelly Ronayne

I had been experiencing symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks that were starting to really hamper my life. Dr. Murrell gave me the tools I needed to start to overcome the anxiety. He’s very wise and compassionate and gentle in his approach.

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Murrell

James Edward Walsh Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Baker

The best PA ever to live

Apr 23 2020

Review for Amy Dentlinger

Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Malossi

Lisa Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Popa

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Hronek

Thorough and informative. I came away with a plan that involved me. She listened to my concerns, and answered all my questions.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Edupuganti

He doesn't list and he doesn't care about your pain your in. He said there's nothing wrong with you and I have the report showing there is all because it's workman comp.

Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Woodward

Jana Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Weis

Dennis M. Dunn Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Crockett

Phillip Lee Dew Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Gibson

Still here. Dr Farber pulled me through advanced prostate cancer years ago. He’s still one of the best.

Al Cole Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Farber

Dr Pearson is efficient, intelligent, experienced, and effective. He has a straight-forward, no-nonsense approach. He’s the real deal. I would recommend him to anyone with urinary issues.

JC Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Pearson

Bad. Over a year and still cant walk. Do not have this hack do your surgery. Find someone else.

Steve Reed Mar 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ceola

Valerie Hollen (Rachel's Mom) Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Bonebrake

Dr. Daugherty and staff were great in every way with thoughtful/experienced care. Very good at soothing a pretty significant brief interaction, a doctor's appointment. Quite resourceful also.

J. Nichols Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Daugherty

Dr.Bentley, has a super bed side manner. He follows through after a surgery procedure. Will continue to see you until he and you feel there is nothing more to do and won’t stop until he’s sure you r happy with results. I would definitely recommend him. He’s a 5 star doctor!

Charlene Albright-Ogden Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Bentley

Best dr very caring /great personality /love him

Judy brown Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ng

Fantastic treatment and very successful surgery and great doctor and staff. Improved my life dramatically as I have no pain now.

richard edelman Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ceola

I had three separate surgeries at the same time. Then 4 months later two more. Dr Schippert was my surgeon and he is outstanding. He explained everything to me and my family before and after surgery. He takes his time and is very through. I would recommend him to anyone.

Stephen Tillery Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Schippert

Didn't believe what I was telling him about my condition. Said I didn't have anything but if i was still in pain to come back in a couple months. Stupid.

Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Scanlon

Excellent ! My surgery went well and after 6 months all my plumbing is still working very well. Highly recommended Dr Malossi, 5 star review.

Terry Horton Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Malossi

Great!

Dr. Paul C.; Collins, Th.D. Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Kuehn

Dr. Biggers really went over things. After surgery he really impressed my mother when he came out and sat down and explained everything to her.

Lavonne Cox Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Biggers

Lavonne Cox Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Cardwell

Judy M Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

I wish I would have found her sooner! I'm a 30 year old paraplegic and after struggling for 15 years with bladder spasms and leakage. Dr. Malossi has helped me tremendously with my bladder control. And reduce infections from self-cathing.

Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Malossi

Dr Akins is very through and has a fantastic bedside manor. My experience has been wonderful

Robert Baldwin Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Akins

I was under his post-surgical care for an esophageal procedure. He also performed a lung procedure on me in Feb. 2019. His matter-of-fact diagnosis and treatment was very comforting. I never had any doubts about my recovery.

Blaine W. Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Steinberg

Best Doctor to see in Springfield Missouri

JO Mar 05 2020

Review for Karen Young

Reassuring and great with details and putting plans of action together. Comforting to have a doctor who seems to really care. Always gives phone calls before and after surgery personally.

Whitney Kreider Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Morgan

3 surgeries several years ago and foot is still so bad I can hardly walk

Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Bricker

none - Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Lenci

Very nice doctor, puts you at ease. Knowledgeable, professional and caring. I would recommend Dr. Bentley.

D.M. Burch Forsyth, MO Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Bentley

Professional, knowledgeable, kind, patient, a very nice person! A pleasant experience. Thank You

D.M. Burch Forsyth, MO Mar 03 2020

Review for Stacy Blackington

Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Crozier

I met Dr. C in the ICU after emergency thoracic surgery. He was there to tell me how me assisted and mended me up and wanted to make sure I understood everything and was feeling better. He also assisted with a lung and GI procedure a month later. Very thankful for his kindness and knowledge

Blaine W. Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Christian

He is a great man as a human and great medical doctor.

Omer Onder Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Marquis

Awesome Doctor would highly recommend him.

Jason Barnhouse Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Strang

Terrible bedside manner. Wasn't even there for birth and never followed up. Every concern was brushed off with me being older. I was 34 and I wanted a little compassion from someone working with pregnancies. Know others that had same issues with her.

Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Lemon

H Teresa Crim Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Crabtree

Lynne Peluso Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Having trouble with numbness in my arm. MRI shows severe spinal stenosis. Dr Ceola says I need a 2 level disk replacement. He worked with the FDA on the clinical trials on this device. Looking forward to getting healthy again with Valley Views Team of Healers!

Brian M. Feb 24 2020

Review for Dr. Ceola

I used him for a total knee replacement while this is one of the most painful procedures that I have ever had, I was very pleased with his bedside manner and the total care that I received.. I would defineately recommend him

Mary weston Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Clothiaux

Doesn't actually care about you as a client and is happy to inform you she has a waiting list and doesnt need your business. Doesn't listen during sessions and would rather sit on her phone in her office for the first 20 minutes of your appointment than start your session

Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Morgan

Dr. Thomas was professional and explained what to expect with the cataract surgery so that it was understandable to me. His staff was very efficient and professional. Looking forward to getting my right eye cataract removed.

David White Feb 15 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Dr. Baker is awesome!

Timw Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Baker

Dr. Thomas is right at the TOP of all the doctors that I have been associated with and is excellent with patients as well as knowledge. A real caring people person.

Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Excellent service, knowledge and the efficiency of the office staff was impressive. Thank you Dr Thomas.

Sharon Haight Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Excellent provider, explains thing great and I feel he is a provider that is very knowledgeable. The office staff is great and keeps the office running smith.

Feb 09 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

Karen in MO - Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. Fenwick

Feb 05 2020

Review for Dr. Malossi

Great Dr, very through.

Ingram Feb 04 2020

Review for Dr. Beltran Papsdorf

Kathryn Youngblood in Harrison, AR - Feb 02 2020

Review for Dr. Zolfaghari

Location

Cox Medical Center South

3801 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65807

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