CoxHealth, a five-hospital health system headquartered in Springfield, Mo., recently announced the launch of its new website, coxhealth.com. The website, which was engineered and designed by digital solutions studio Mostly Serious, spans more than 600 web pages and contains several interactive features that cater to visitor ease of use and searchability.
A Local Partnership
Mostly Serious, also headquartered in Springfield, Mo., is a digital solutions studio that began its partnership with CoxHealth after winning a bid to carry out the website redesign in May 2013. “From the site redesign project’s conception, we knew we wanted to work with a local agency like Mostly Serious,” said CoxHealth Web Content Coordinator Stacy Fender. “As partners, we were able to overcome some bumps in the road; for instance, partway through the project it became clear that our existing content management system wasn’t the answer long-term. Instead of building around it, we opted to have Mostly Serious implement a much more effective system, which was well worth the extra time spent.”
About the Project
Jarad Johnson, Mostly Serious President and Director of Design, said, “Building the interactive design for the features and pages of this site continually reminded our team about the monumental impact the CoxHealth site has on our community. Quick and simple search tools are at the forefront of the design, but we also worked with CoxHealth to present the most-used functions of the site right away, such as paying a bill. Finally, we put emphasis on a clean and fluid design that doesn’t compete with the site’s written information.”
The CoxHealth website contains over 600 web pages, which thoroughly inform users about a variety of health and hospital-related subjects. “More than ever, our website is a valuable resource for members of the Springfield community who need information about everything from the conditions we treat to our many healthcare facilities to the services we offer,” said Fender. “From routine procedures to initial diagnoses, our website can serve as an informational jumping off point to help visitors more comfortably make decisions about next steps.”
About Mostly Serious
Mostly Serious offers the latest in interactive design and development and works with leading companies such as TLG Peterbilt and HOLLOWAY AMERICA. In addition to its recent completion of the CoxHealth website, Mostly Serious designed and developed the ecommerce website for Give Ozarks Day—a one-day fundraising event led by Community Foundation of the Ozarks. For the second year in a row, the Give Ozarks website has helped raise more than $1 million during the annual 24-hour event, bringing in $1.2 million for regional community organizations this past May.
Mostly Serious also recently overhauled the website for Springfield Community Gardens, making it easier to join the organization in maintaining urban gardens that let Springfield families grow their own healthy food. “We thrive on helping nonprofits help communities prosper,” said Johnson. “It’s an honor to contribute to their causes and help them reach more volunteers or collaborate with other community-focused organizations.”
A community-based, not-for-profit health system, CoxHealth is headquartered in Springfield, Mo. It has been recognized with 28 number one ratings from CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, and is nationally accredited by DNV GL - Healthcare. Established in 1906, the organization serves more than 900,000 people in a 24-county service area in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, offering a comprehensive array of primary and specialty care including five hospitals and more than 80 clinics in 25 communities.
The health system includes Cox Medical Center South, Cox Medical Center Branson, Cox North Hospital, Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, Cox Monett Hospital, Oxford HealthCare, Home Parenteral Services (home infusion therapy), CoxHealth Foundation, Cox College, Cox HealthPlans and more.
For more information about CoxHealth, visit coxhealth.com or contact Kaitlyn McConnell, media relations coordinator, at kaitlyn(dot)mcconnell(at)coxhealth.com. For more information about Mostly Serious, visit mostlyserious.io or contact Jarad Johnson at jarad(at)mostlyserious(dot)io.