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Freeman Earns Award from American Heart Association

August 10, 2018

Honor Recognizes Workplace Wellness

Freeman Health System has earned the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Workplace Health Achievement Gold Award for its WellBalance program. WellBalance is the Freeman employee wellness program that promotes healthy lifestyles through free health screenings, fitness classes, and workshops and seminars on topics ranging from financial management to physical fitness and nutrition.

AHA created the Workplace Health Achievement Index with its Chief Executive Officer Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 leaders from some of America’s largest companies. These companies are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs.

More than 1,000 companies completed the index assessment for 2018 and 75 percent received Gold, Silver or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement.

About Freeman Health System
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 2018, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart 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