I have found that CVOR is my niche and would enjoy an assignment in that area during the summer when my 11 year old will be staying with me. Thanks for any info. It's been 15 years since I visited Branson so I think it's time to go back.
Well both Hospitals, St. John's and Cox do cardiovascular surgery including Open Heart. Even Branson's Skaggs has moved into the world of Open Heart surgery. If it's a travel assignment is what your looking for then St. John's is not an option as they do not hire travelers in any area. (at least the last I was aware of).
Springfield is a great place for raising kids and the cost of living is not too bad either for a city of it's size.