A new road and driveway at Cox Medical Center Branson opened to traffic this week, improving safety and increasing traffic flow. The project allows traffic to travel from the campus’ north driveway near the cancer center to the south side of the campus and the hospital parking garage without having to access Branson Landing Boulevard.
“This road project improves traffic flow on our campus and it increases safety by eliminating the need for motorists to get on and off of Branson Landing Boulevard when traveling between our outpatient center and the hospital. While the project was designed to make it easier to navigate our campus, we also made it a priority that the new entry point be more welcoming to patients and visitors, a sentiment we want to convey to our guests throughout their entire visit,” said Cox Medical Center Branson President William Mahoney. “This road is another way we are enhancing the experience for our patients and visitors.”
In the 22 months since Skaggs Regional Medical Center merged with CoxHealth, becoming Cox Medical Center Branson, a total of 14 new physicians have been hired. Among the new physicians who have joined Cox Branson are hospitalists, general surgeons, family medicine physicians, a gastroenterologist, an endocrinologist, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and an oncologist.
The most visible change has been the opening of the first phase of a new emergency department and critical care unit in September. Renovations on the existing facility continue and are expected to be completed by the end of the year. When the $30 million project is complete, the emergency department will feature 34 exams, including five rapid treatment rooms, and the critical care unit will offer 20 patient beds.