Freeman Health Academy

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Freeman Health Academy

Interested in a career in healthcare?

Freeman Health Academy, the first program of its kind in our community, gives area students the opportunity to learn about healthcare careers from Freeman physicians and staff. The program, provided at no cost to students, comprises a variety of camps, outreach activities and educational opportunities. Program options include day camps for middle and high school students and job shadowing opportunities.

Junior Health Academy
We offer one-day camps for eighth, ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in learning about careers in healthcare, science or medicine. Students get a crash course in a day in the life of a hospital employee. Program activities include a hand-washing demonstration, phlebotomy, learning how to “scrub in” and participating in the dissection of a pig’s heart. Applications for Fall 2015 camps will open in September.

Summer Camps
Our summer camps are designed for students who will be between the ages of 16 and 20 years old on June 1, 2015. Eligible students will be those in the Freeman service area who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall or college students who meet the age requirements and have less than 90 credit hours. Selected students will be placed in a week-long camp held in June or July. Program activities include a simulated trauma patient treatment scenario, job shadowing, CPR certification, hospital tour and a behind-the-scenes look at many hospital departments. Additionally, students receive hands-on practice in phlebotomy, CPR and suturing.

Job Shadow
Our job shadowing program enables area students and community members to explore healthcare careers by shadowing a Freeman caregiver. Learn more.

Click here to sign up as a volunteer for Freeman Health Academy.

School Counselors/Teachers
Freeman Health Academy offers class visits to Freeman Hospital West for general hospital and/or birthing center tours. For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact Casey Himmelsbach, Freeman Health Academy Coordinator, by emailing or call 417.347.5865.

Freeman Health Academy

932 E. 34th St.
Joplin, MO
Phone: 417.347.5865
Fax: 417.347.0145