Vote for Miracles to Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
November 29, 2016
The top five hospitals receiving the most votes will win a share of $100,000 compliments of CO-OP Financial Services on behalf of America’s credit unions.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), the public is invited to vote for their favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The top five hospitals receiving the most votes will win a share of $100,000 compliments of CO-OP Financial Services on behalf of America’s credit unions.
Individuals may vote once per day over the course of the three-week campaign at VoteForMiracles.org. Voting begins Tuesday, November 29, also known as “Giving Tuesday,” and concludes Tuesday, December 20. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.
Freeman Health System, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, 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 with medical needs and their families. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helps furnish and maintain Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, provides funding for local community organizations pediatric needs and provides pediatric emergency equipment for area agencies.
CU4Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the United States, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 2006, CU4Kids has raised $150 million to help sick and injured children.
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. For 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 four 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 freemanhealth.com or facebook.com/freemanhealthsystem or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at twitter.com/freemanceo.