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CoxHealth is installing a new vice president as another plans to retire.
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CoxHealth is installing a new vice president as another plans to retire.

CoxHealth promotes director to VP

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CoxHealth announced a vice president-level promotion as a longtime health care leader prepares to retire.

Trina Hargis has been named vice president of nursing for CoxHealth's community hospital group, effective June 26, according to a news release. She's succeeding Lynne Yaggy, who is retiring July 1.

Hargis, administrative director of nursing for CoxHealth who has 27 years of nursing experience, will oversee the nursing practices at CoxHealth’s hospitals in Branson, Monett and Barton County. She'll also have direct clinical operations responsibilities at Cox Medical Center Branson.

“Trina is an accomplished and transformational nurse leader. She is well known for her ability to build teams, develop both front-line staff and leaders, and inspire others to accomplish goals to deliver the best patient care,” said Beth Polivka, CoxHealth’s system chief nursing officer, in the release. "Her leadership journey has given her a unique perspective across the patient continuum of care."

Yaggy has worked at CoxHealth for 42 years, according to her LinkedIn profile.

She started at the health care system as a receptionist at the Cox North emergency room, and in 2013 became chief nursing officer and vice president of clinical services in Branson as CoxHealth acquired Skaggs Community Hospital, according to the release.

“We appreciate her years of dedication to our organization and her teams, as well as her commitment to the patients whose care she influenced throughout her tenure,” Polivka said in the release.


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