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Welcome to Skaggs Foundation
Skaggs Foundation is achieving exceptional health and wellness in Taney and Stone Counties of Missouri by providing leadership, resources coordination and collaboration of programs, projects and services provided by community initiatives and Cox Medical Center Branson. Click on this link to watch our new :30 second video.
“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” Publilius Syrus
This quote summarizes two essential values, embraced by the people of Stone and Taney Counties that also form the heart of our organization.
When MB and Estella Skaggs generously provided the financial support to establish the area’s first community-owned hospital in 1950, they understood good health was one of life’s greatest blessings. More than 50 years later when that hospital’s board established Skaggs Foundation, they understood that the people of this area have the good sense to support exceptional health care close to home. This legacy — caring for our neighbors and appreciating God’s most important blessings — runs deep in the Ozarks.
People who are inspired to help and support Skaggs Foundation value the past, but are equally determined to make the future better for their friends, family and neighbors in this beautiful place we call home. We are inspired and energized by one uniting vision: a future when everyone in our area has every opportunity to enjoy exceptional health and wellness.
Although the vision is vast and the challenge seems large, we approach our work with optimism grounded in good sense, hard work, and a relentless drive for results.
Skaggs Foundation for Health is a recognized and generous leader, a trustworthy partner, and the first place to turn for expertise, help, and support for anyone who wants to improve health care and wellness in this region. We appreciate the wide array of people and organizations who work tirelessly on the front lines of healthcare, and eagerly support their most worthy endeavors. Together with our hospital and our community partners, Skaggs Foundation is changing Stone and Taney Counties for good.