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Texas County Memorial Hospital inked a three-year contract with Cory L. S. Offutt, MD, a family medicine physician and obstetrician.
Offutt is a second-year resident at the family medicine residency program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and he will join TCMH as a full-time employed physician in the summer of 2016 after his residency program ends. Offutt and his wife, Samantha, plan to relocate to Texas County next summer.
Dr. Offutt grew up in Lebanon, MO, and Samantha grew up in Harrison, AR. The Offutt’s sought a home in a smaller community in the Ozarks. Dr. Offutt wanted a place to practice medicine with inpatients and outpatients from birth to the end of life, including practicing obstetrics with surgical privileges.
“My wife, Samantha, and I are very excited to relocate to Texas County and to begin the next chapter in our lives,” Dr. Offutt said.
“Dr. and Mrs. Offutt are the type of people that would have been welcome at any hospital and community in the nation,” Wes Murray, chief executive officer at TCMH, said. “We are fortunate to have recruited a physician of Dr. Offutt’s caliber, and they will be a great asset in our community.”
Offutt will be based at the TCMH Medical Complex in Houston, but he also plans to provide an outreach clinic at the TCMH Mountain Grove Clinic where TCMH does not currently have a full-time physician.
“There is something special and rewarding about practicing full spectrum family medicine,” Dr. Offutt said, adding, “I have the opportunity to take care of pregnant moms, deliver their babies, and care for those babies as they grow older.”
“We are very pleased to be able to provide additional obstetrical services for patients in the Mountain Grove are and to provide a location that’s close to home for area patients to deliver their babies,” Murray said.
Currently Tracey Arwood, CNM provides obstetrical and women’s healthcare at the TCMH Mountain Grove Clinic and delivers her patients at TCMH.
“Signing Dr. Offutt to a contract is key to the hospital’s commitment to provide quality healthcare to patients throughout Texas County and the surrounding area,” Murray said.
The Offutt’s visited TCMH and the Houston and Mountain Grove communities in early January.
“After visiting, we came away with a strong sense of community and family that we have not felt anywhere else we visited, and that means more to us than anything,” Dr. Offutt said.
Dr. Cory Offutt has an undergraduate degree in cell and molecular biology from Missouri State University in Springfield. He attended medical school at the University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine.
Samantha Offutt is pursuing a Master’s degree in graphic design. The Offutt’s plan to reside in Texas County.