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Freeman Auxiliary Presents $15,000 to Assist Dialysis Patients

March 16, 2017

Funds help pay for medical expenses, proper nutrition and transportation.

Freeman Auxiliary presented $15,000 to Freeman Dialysis Fund to help local dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease when kidneys fail, and patients must undergo more than 15 hours of dialysis treatments each week. Dialysis treatments can interfere with a patient’s ability to work, which can make it difficult to pay for medical expenses, proper nutrition and transportation to treatments.

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Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2017, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than five years in a row, and the Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2016 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit, or follow Freeman at Follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at