OUR TEAM

MEGHAN CONNELL
President
417.348.8002

Meghan.Connell@skaggs.net

MINDY HONEY
Community Relations
417.335.7340
Mindy.Honey@skaggs.net

GRACE NASH
Executive Assistant
417.348.8998
Grace.Nash@skaggs.net

Board of Directors

ROD ROMINE
CHAIRPERSON

MATT TROKEY
VICE CHAIRPERSON

STEVE SCHERER
SECRETARY/TREASURER

BOARD MEMBERS

Karen Hall
Retired 

Dr. Brian Clonts
CoxHealth

David Arney
Ollis/Akers/Arney

Becky Roberts
First Community Bank of the Ozarks

Linda Sprague
Clarion Inn & Buckingham’s Restaurant 

Randy Brashers
Connell Insurance

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

David Taylor 
CoxHealth Corporate Vice President 

William Mahoney
Cox Medical Center Branson President & CEO

David Strong
Cox Medical Center Branson CFO

Bob Cox
Cox Medical Center Branson Chairman of the Board

Brad Swofford
Cox Medical Center Branson Member at Large

At the heart of our community, our hospital, our health.

Skaggs Foundation was established in 2002 as a primary funding source for Skaggs Regional Medical Center. In 2013 when Skaggs hospital merged with CoxHealth, Skaggs Foundation Board of Directors chose to retain the Skaggs name, carrying on the legacy of philanthropy that started the area’s first hospital in 1950. Today, through the generosity of our community, Skaggs Foundation continues to invest in the health and wellness of the people of Stone and Taney counties. Skaggs Foundation funds patient programs, supports the Branson hospital in capital improvement projects, provides student scholarships, and impacts thousands of lives annually through its community grantmaking program Skaggs Legacy Endowment. 

2020 Annual Impact
Skaggs Foundation

Water Bottles:
More than 11,000 water bottles distributed to public school students in Stone and Taney counties.

Cancer Center Meals:
2,604 meals for patients receiving care at CoxHealth Cancer Center Branson

Hospital Projects:

  • Fuel cards for cancer patients
  • New wheelchairs for radiology and acute rehab departments
  • Improvements to emergency department bereavement room
  • Funds to help with hotel costs for patients with family visiting from out-of-town
  • Funding to create serenity room for critical care unit staff

Scholarships:
44 scholarships to students pursuing or furthering a career in the medical field

Cox Medical Center Branson Employee Assistance:
Provided immediate financial assistance to Cox Medical Center Branson employees facing hardships.

A Community of Caring:

  • $4,500 in gifts and grants for fuel cards for cancer patients
  • $1,500 for nutritional supplements for cancer patients
  • $1,900+ for Feel Better Baby kits

Skaggs Legacy Endowment 2019-2020 Awards

Access to Care:

  • New CT Simulator for CoxHealth Cancer Center Branson
  • 2,099 cardiopulmonary rehab visits
  • 193 rides to medical appointments
  • 36 Kirbyville staff trained in CPR, AED and First Aid

Child & Family Safety
More than 1,700 students from Branson, Forsyth and Rockaway Beach area given access to food, clothing, hygiene and household supplies – things they need but their families cannot always afford.

Healthy Lifestyles:

  • 34 children provided youth sports scholarships
  • 2,400 families given access to personal care and hygiene products
  • 141 new books added to library

Dental Health:

  • New equipment helped diagnosis and decrease visit times for 553 patient visits
  • 659 students received dental care through school-based program

Mental Health:

  • 1,059 services for students provided
  • 172 moms helped access mental health care, sobriety services and community resources
  • 46 individual counseling sessions for seniors
  • 47 counseling sessions for working uninsured individuals

Substance Use:

  • 1,892 doses of opioid overdose medication
  • 111 medication lock boxes distributed to families
  • Sober living assistance for 6 individuals in recovery
  • Massive public education campaign
  • 13 individuals in recovery assisted with dire dental needs
  • 41 individuals quit or greatly reduced tobacco use

Covid-19 Relief:

More than $25,000 to organizations providing COVID-19 relief