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 […]

Hollister getting clear, quick picture of student vision issues

In the past, mandated vision screenings forced Hollister students to miss valuable classroom time and kept school nurses very busy at the beginning of each school year. Now, thanks to a grant from Skaggs Foundation, Hollister school nurse Mary Blackwood will be able to screen hundreds of students in a fraction of the time and […]

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Community organizations ensuring cancer patients access care.

CoxHealth Cancer Center Branson Patient Navigator Angelia Huels, left, hands Wilburn Clark and his wife Sonja a card to help with fuel costs of accessing cancer care, while Patient Navigator Marcy Keltner, right, watches.  Sonja and Wilburn Clark are quick to share how blessed they are despite both getting cancer diagnoses within one month of […]

Social workers give families a more peaceful place for goodbyes.

It’s a room no one wants to visit, but for those who do, it’s now a more calming, peaceful place. Following a very tough conversation with a grieving family last year, Cox Medical Center Branson Emergency Room Social Worker Peggy Seidl decided it was time to make improvements to the bereavement room.  “This area provides […]