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Skaggs to be Renamed 'Cox Medical Center Branson'

By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Monday, December 03, 2012

Skaggs Regional Medical Center plans to change its name to Cox Medical Center Branson. The Skaggs Board of Directors approved the new name at its monthly meeting Thursday.

Media Relations Specialist Michelle Leroux says the decision was reached after a 50-year-old letter from Marion B. Skaggs was discovered, indicating he wished to downplay his name in connection with the hospital…

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Leroux added that a community survey also showed strong support for the name change, which takes effect January 1st...

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Leroux says the significance of the Skaggs name, and the legacy of the man who spearheaded the development of the hospital, will not be forgotten.

Skaggs formalized a partnership agreement with CoxHealth earlier this fall.

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