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Freeman Employees Donate Supplies to Neosho School District Nurses

February 22, 2017

Donation restocks much-needed supplies.

Freeman Hearts and Hands Quest Team partnered with Bright Futures Neosho in Nurses Helping Nurses to restock much-needed supplies for Neosho School District Nurses. During January and February, Freeman employees donated necessities such as cough drops, dye-free pain reliever, lice kits, underwear and personal hygiene items.

Freeman Hearts and Hands Quest Team is part of the Quest to be the BEST initiative at Freeman Health System. Quest to be the BEST was established in 2008 and is comprised of several volunteer teams of Freeman caregivers focused on enhancing the patient experience and employee satisfaction, and participating in community outreach projects.

(left to right) Barb Sidenstricker, Neosho School District Lead Nurse; Linda McIntosh, Freeman Program Manager of Volunteer Services; Ryan Melton, Freeman Director of Service Excellence; Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer; Barb Lake, Bright Futures Neosho Coordinator; Dan Decker, Neosho School District Superintendent

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 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