Skaggs Foundation Funds Sensory Room at Elevate Branson

Elevate Branson has one of the only sensory rooms in the area open to the public. The calming blue room is filled with an oversized Light Brite, an air waves machine that stands more than six feet tall, giant Kinetic sand tables, spinning boards, cabinets full of games and activities and much more. The sensory […]

Reimagining Prom

Have you ever had what you considered the best idea ever? As soon as you thought of it, you realized how perfect it was and you considered yourself brilliant? You couldn’t stop thinking about it. You shared it with your friends, your co-workers, even random strangers in the grocery store, and they all agreed it […]

Combatting workplace violence!

Cox Branson receives grant for Personal Panic Buttons (PPBs) Workplace violence has been on the rise in hospital systems nationwide, with the greatest percentage of victims being nurses –the hospital’s largest workforce base. CMCB has seen sharp spikes in attacks over the past year, with the total number of assaults tripling. In an added effort […]

September is National Recovery Month

Families and Communities Can Make a Difference Oftentimes, individuals who experience mental health or a substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental health and substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships […]

Skaggs Foundation awards 13 summer and fall scholarships.

Since inception, the foundation has provided more than $443k to students Skaggs Foundation has made another investment in the future of local healthcare – this time to the tune of $9,250. The foundation recently awarded 13 scholarships for the summer and fall 2021 semesters. Students who are receiving the scholarships range from graduating seniors to […]

‘I’m not the same person’

Mother overcomes addiction and criminal past, now helping other moms In early 2019, Keri Durbin showed up to Cox Women’s Center Branson pregnant, wearing a green jumpsuit, shackles, and facing 15 years in prison. Today, she’s helping other moms recover from addiction. “I had lost three children before and I was on the verge of […]

Skaggs Foundation Donates Vision Screeners to School Districts Throughout Stone and Taney Counties.

School districts throughout Stone and Taney counties are now equipped with some of the latest technology to quickly and confidently identify student vision issues. During a special event today, Skaggs Foundation distributed 14 Plusoptix Vision Screeners to local school districts. “We are so grateful to the Skaggs Foundation for the donation of these vision screeners […]

Full Circle of Giving

2020 was a tough year already, but for Cox Medical Center Branson employee Megan Helms the year took a turn for the worse on Nov. 4. Helms, a medical assistant in the pulmonology and sleep medicine clinic, lost many of her belongs when the microwave at her home caught fire. While the fire was contained, […]

Galena putting heart rate monitors to work in and out of classroom

When Galena School Nurse Julie Hagler requested a $4,000 Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant to purchase heart rate monitors in February 2020, she wanted to give students a tool to help self-regulate behavior. Hagler was awarded the grant but the COVID-19 pandemic had already hit, causing teachers across the nation to take on double duty. “Teachers […]

‘It’s been a game changer’

Branson takes proactive approach in student mental health School districts are doing more for students and families these days than ever and Branson is no exception. In 2018, Branson School District received a two-year, $86,000 grant to expand mental health services for students. The Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant allowed the district to add a part-time […]