Skaggs Foundation Grant Brings Reading Back to Waiting Rooms

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If you’ve sat in a hospital or clinic waiting room recently, you probably noticed a longtime staple has disappeared: reading materials.

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we’ve had to remove all books and magazines from our waiting areas to prevent transfer of germs,” explained Cox Medical Center Branson Communications Manager Brandei Clifton.

Now, thanks to a grant from Skaggs Foundation, patients and visitors no longer have to sit idle while they wait. The grant, which was awarded to Taneyhills Community Library, makes thousands of titles available to Cox Medical Center Branson patients and visitors. In just a few simple steps, patients and visitors are able to access on their own personal device the online resource RB Digital.

“This virtual option gives folks the opportunity to access a collection of books and magazines without that risk,” Clifton said. “Having so many great books and articles at their fingertips will hopefully help the waiting time pass a little easier for patients and their families.”

To learn more, visit Posters and flyers with easy step-by-step instructions are also posted throughout the hospital and clinics.


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