Cox College Chronicle | July 2021

We know you’re tired of hearing about Covid-19, but we cannot ignore what’s happening in our community. If you have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, it’s time to strongly consider doing so.

According to CoxHealth Corporate Communications, as of July 29, CoxHealth has 166 Covid-19 positive inpatients and 39 of those people are under 50 years old. Steve Edwards, CoxHealth CEO, says they’re using 5,000,000 liters of oxygen a day, about 5 times the normal daily average.

Out of the 78 patients we lost from Covid-19 at CoxHealth in July, all were unvaccinated.

Springfield, Missouri is facing some of its darkest days of the entire pandemic, and we need to take action to reverse the trend. If you’re ready to help protect yourself, your family, and your community, click here to schedule a Covid-19 vaccine appointment:

Fall semester

A few months ago, it seemed as if the pandemic was going to be permanently behind us, and we were planning for a normal fall semester at Cox College.

Due to the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in southwest Missouri, we are going to be continuing our hybrid learning schedule to minimize crowds on campus.

Even though we are still battling this pandemic, we’re still excited to resume educating the future heroes of health care! We’re so proud of our students and faculty for their adaptability during these past 18 months. Unfortunately, we will all need to continue adapting for the foreseeable future.

Free application period

Do you know someone who may be considering a career in health care? From now until the end of August, Cox College is waiving the $50 application fee! Just use code “GOALS” on the application.

Submit your application for free at!

New certification for staff member

Cox College team member, Tina Toles, completed her certification program to become a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS). Tina and the rest of the simulation team do a fantastic job training our students for their careers. Congratulations, Tina!

Virtual tour video

If you haven’t seen Cox College in the last year or so, it probably looks a lot different than you remember! We completed a nearly $7 million renovation of our facilities! Check out this quick virtual tour video.

Important hotline numbers to note

In a crisis or feeling distressed? There is free and confidential support available to help you. Representatives are ready to help with resources to address your situation with the hotline numbers listed below.

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
  • Crisis Text Line 741741
  • Crisis Hotline for Southwest Missouri 1-800-494-7355
  • 24-hour Burrell Behavioral Crisis Center 417-893-7735
  • Cox North Security 417-269-3715
  • Cox South Security 417-269-6120

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