Children's Miracle Network provides grant to Community Clinic of Joplin

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - Children's Miracle Network provides grant to Community Clinic of Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo.—Children's Miracle Network recently provided a grant for $6,872.62 to the Community Clinic of Joplin for its pediatric dental clinic. This grant provides equipment and supplies for dental cleanings, exams, sealants, and fluoride treatments for 500 children between the ages of 6 and 15.

According to Kathy Keepper, Volunteer Manager and Dental Coordinator, Community Clinic of Joplin, "The Community Clinic dental department receives no government funding and must survive on grants and donations. We are thankful to Children's Miracle Network for this gift."

"Children's Miracle Network is proud to partner with the Community Clinic of Joplin to provide services to local children. This grant will be used to purchase equipment that will enable the clinic to continue to provide dental services to children who would not have access to these services otherwise," said Children's Miracle Network Coordinator Kathy Watson. "We appreciate the work the clinic does to help sick and injured children in our area."

Children's Miracle Network provides assistance to children from birth to 21 years of age in a 14-county area in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. All money raised stays local, helping children and their families. Children's Miracle Network helps furnish and maintain the Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, provides funding for local community organization pediatric needs, and provides pediatric emergency equipment for area agencies.

About Freeman Health System

Not-for-profit, community-owned, and locally governed, Freeman Health System is a 404-bed, three-hospital system. Based in Joplin, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Missouri, Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services to an area that includes more than 450,000 residents from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

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