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Dedication of the CoxHealth Innovation Room

The eFactory and CoxHealth will be dedicating the CoxHealth Innovation Room on Wednesday, March 18th at 10 am at The eFactory (405 N. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65806). Missouri State University President Clif Smart and CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards will be giving remarks.

The eFactory, a Missouri State University program, is a technology-focused entrepreneurship center and business incubator. Clients of The eFactory are provided with access to office space with flexible leases, business services and equipment, technology support, mentoring and consulting.

CoxHealth is the only locally owned, not-for-profit health system in southwest Missouri and has a mission to improve the health of communities served through quality health care, education and research.

“The eFactory has grown tremendously in the past two years and serves as a great voice for entrepreneurship in the Springfield community. We’re proud to support their efforts,” said Steve Edwards, CEO of CoxHealth.”

“We’re excited to have CoxHealth as a partner. Their support is the latest example of their commitment to community engagement and will assist The eFactory in growing local businesses,” said Brian Kincaid, Director of The eFactory.

The CoxHealth Innovation Room dedication will take place after 1 Million Cups, a Kauffman Foundation program that takes place at The eFactory every Wednesday at 9 am. Two local entrepreneurs present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs. The program is organized and run by local entrepreneurs.

About The eFactory
The eFactory is a technology-focused entrepreneurship center and business incubator. Created to serve as a one-stop-shop for small business owners, The eFactory provides resources, guidance, and assistance to start-up businesses to help them succeed and grow. The eFactory is part of IDEA (Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and the Arts) Commons, Missouri State University’s vision and commitment to create an urban innovation park that is blended with residential, retail, commercial, and entertainment facilities, and supported by multidisciplinary university programs.

About CoxHealth
A community-based, not-for-profit health system, CoxHealth is headquartered in Springfield, Mo. It is recognized as a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital, and committed to caring for people throughout the Ozarks.

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 (the nation’s second largest hospital-based home health agency), Home Parenteral Services (home infusion therapy), CoxHealth Foundation, Cox College, Cox HealthPlans and more.