Lucore honored by McPherson College

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Cox Monett chief recipient of Young Alumni Award

Elizabeth Stover Lucore, DO, MPH, of Monett, was recently recognized by McPherson College. During the college’s Honors Convocation at Homecoming, Lucore was the recipient of the Young Alumni Award, which is given to alumni who are meeting significant challenges in pursuit of professional goals as well as involved in service to others and church, and who participate in alumni activities.


Lucore graduated from McPherson in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biology. She received her masters of public health and doctor of osteopathy degrees from Des Moines University in 2008. Lucore is currently chief of staff at Cox Monett Hospital and volunteers as the medical director of the Barry County Department of Health.

Along with her family practice clinic and call schedule delivering babies, she is also involved in several volunteer projects and leadership roles in her community. She is currently working to help develop a biking and walking trail system accessible to hospital visitors, employees, and the community.

She is the founder of the Alternative Gift Fair in Monett, which over the last seven years has raised more than $10,000 for local nonprofits organizations. She also helped bring a volunteer chaplaincy program to the hospital. She is active in her church and serves as board chair for Camp Colorado.

While a student at McPherson College, she ran cross country, participated in choir and band, and became a member of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society. Now, together with her husband and children, she enjoys playing, exploring, eating, and laughing.