West Plains Savings & Loan donation

WEST PLAINS SAVINGS & LOAN has donated $10,000 to the Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Foundations’s “Building the Future Campaign.” Front row, from left: receptionist Connie Collins, loan officer Crystal Blanks and new accounts representative Niki Luna. Second row: Chairman of the West Plains Savings and Loan Board Larry Butler, OMC Foundation Vice President for Advancement Carol Silvey, savings and loan Chief Financial Officer Cheryle Owens and manager and board member Pam Woodward, and OMC Foundation Donor Relations Coordinator Sarah Johnson. Third row: OMC President and CEO Tom Keller; member of OMC and savings and loan boards Travis Smith; and savings and loan board Vice President Jack Doss, assistant manager and board member Chris Orr and loan officer Ricky Vonallmen.

West Plains Savings & Loan has made a charitable contribution to the Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Foundation’s “Building the Future” Campaign.

The donation will go to help support the construction of the new women’s center, a part of the hospital’s $70 million expansion project, for which groundbreaking is set to take place June 25.   

“West Plains Savings & Loan has existed in the West Plains community since 1919 with a local board who are very interested in developing the community — not only economically but also through schools and healthcare,” said Pam Woodward, manager and board member, West Plains Savings & Loan.

“Our board members and clients are most pleased to help the West Plains’ economy, as well as healthcare in our region, knowing OMC puts about $77 million back into the community annually,” she added.

Without the participation of community members, like West Plains Savings & Loan, this project would be inconceivable, said OMC Foundation officials.

“On behalf of the OMC Foundation board, we thank West Plains Savings & Loan for their continued support of rural healthcare,” said Carol Silvey, Vice President for Advancement, OMC Foundation. “We take pride in having support from other institutions that, like OMC, have a local board and their roots deeply planted in our area.”  

The Building the Future Campaign was created to assist OMC in bringing many of its providers under one roof, expand the footprint of the main campus by 100,000 square feet, create a first-ever state-of-the-art women’s center in the region and provide overall more convenient, compassionate care to all it serves.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 25 in front of the hospital on Kentucky Avenue. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.

The Ozarks Medical Center Foundation, established in 1998 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with a local board of directors, serves as a liaison between the donor and OMC to assist the healthcare system in providing excellent care to the communities it serves.  For more information or to make a gift to the OMC Foundation, call 417-853-5200.

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