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breast cancer shirts for sale

Dec 07, 2021

‘Tis the Season for Peace, Love and a Cure

Freeman T-Shirts are a Holiday Gift for Year-Round Breast Cancer Awareness
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Joplin Parade logo 2021

Dec 03, 2021

Freeman Announces Judges for 51st Annual Joplin Christmas Parade

More than 85 Entries are Cruisin’ to Christmas – Including Santa
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Freeman eligibility partners graphic

Nov 23, 2021

Freeman Opens Eligibility Partners Office in Neosho

Staff Available to Assist with Medicaid and Marketplace Registration
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CMN Easton and Isaac

Nov 23, 2021

Freeman Parade Grand Marshals are CMN National Champions

Mother of Local Twin Brothers Discusses Support Received from CMN
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Joplin Parade logo 2021

Nov 18, 2021

Freeman Announces Parade Grand Marshals

Local Twin Brothers Are National Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions
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comforting hands

Nov 11, 2021

Freeman Caregiver Support Group Offers Valuable Resource

Recognizing National Family Caregivers Month in November
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Freeman at Christmas 2020

Nov 10, 2021

Freeman Hosts Miracle Market

Christmas Shopping That Benefits Children’s Miracle Network
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Covid-19

Nov 04, 2021

Freeman Begins Scheduling Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccinations

Taking Appointments for Special Clinics
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Joplin Christmas Parade Announcement 2021

Nov 01, 2021

Freeman and City of Joplin Announce Christmas Parade Theme

Cruisin’ to Christmas Brings Return to Traditional Parade
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red ribbon week 2021

Oct 28, 2021

Freeman OccuMed Recognizes Red Ribbon Week

Encourages Businesses to Participate as Drug Abuse Poses Significant Impact on Productivity
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Freeman News

breast cancer shirts for sale

Dec 07, 2021

‘Tis the Season for Peace, Love and a Cure

Freeman T-Shirts are a Holiday Gift for Year-Round Breast Cancer Awareness
Read More
Joplin Parade logo 2021

Dec 03, 2021

Freeman Announces Judges for 51st Annual Joplin Christmas Parade

More than 85 Entries are Cruisin’ to Christmas – Including Santa
Read More
Freeman eligibility partners graphic

Nov 23, 2021

Freeman Opens Eligibility Partners Office in Neosho

Staff Available to Assist with Medicaid and Marketplace Registration
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CMN Easton and Isaac

Nov 23, 2021

Freeman Parade Grand Marshals are CMN National Champions

Mother of Local Twin Brothers Discusses Support Received from CMN
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Joplin Parade logo 2021

Nov 18, 2021

Freeman Announces Parade Grand Marshals

Local Twin Brothers Are National Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions
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comforting hands

Nov 11, 2021

Freeman Caregiver Support Group Offers Valuable Resource

Recognizing National Family Caregivers Month in November
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Freeman at Christmas 2020

Nov 10, 2021

Freeman Hosts Miracle Market

Christmas Shopping That Benefits Children’s Miracle Network
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Covid-19

Nov 04, 2021

Freeman Begins Scheduling Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccinations

Taking Appointments for Special Clinics
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Joplin Christmas Parade Announcement 2021

Nov 01, 2021

Freeman and City of Joplin Announce Christmas Parade Theme

Cruisin’ to Christmas Brings Return to Traditional Parade
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red ribbon week 2021

Oct 28, 2021

Freeman OccuMed Recognizes Red Ribbon Week

Encourages Businesses to Participate as Drug Abuse Poses Significant Impact on Productivity
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Shaukat, Muhammad Usman

Oct 26, 2021

Freeman Welcomes Pediatric GI Specialist

Pediatric Gastroenterologist Muhammad Shaukat Joins Freeman Children’s Clinic
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freeman employees get booster shot

Oct 18, 2021

Freeman Employees Get Booster Shots

Staff Receive Third Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed - Cloned

Oct 12, 2021

Freeman Caregiver Support Group

Levels of Care: Assisted Living and Memory Care Services
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Ozark Center

Oct 07, 2021

National Depression Screening Day

Ozark Center Offers Free Screenings at Every Ozark Location
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Sleep center ribbon cutting

Oct 07, 2021

Freeman Sleep Center Expands

Sleep Medicine Physician Offices and Testing Services in Centralized Location
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Clays for a Cause 2021 Logo

Oct 05, 2021

Clays for a Cause 2021

8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament Benefits Autism Center
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Sep 30, 2021

Freeman Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Surgeon and Medical Staff President Dr. David Baker Gets Promotion
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Sorell, Ryan

Sep 16, 2021

Primary Care Doctor Helps Meet Rural Care Need

Dr. Ryan Sorell Joins Freeman Physician Group of Pittsburg
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garden

Sep 14, 2021

Finding Calm Through Gardening at Freeman Caregiver Support Group

Tools and Techniques to Prepare a Fall Garden
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Ozark Center Suicide Prevention event 2021

Sep 08, 2021

Ozark Center Offers Online Suicide Prevention Training

Be Someone’s Lifeboat Event Shares How to Recognize Warning Signs of Suicide
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Sep 02, 2021

Freeman Finds Success with In-House Surgical Tech Apprenticeship

Second Class Graduation Nears and Application Window Opens for Next Class
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Sep 01, 2021

Freeman Earns Top Awards from American Heart Association

2021 Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award and Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Silver Plus Achievement Award
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AHA 2021 Gold Plus Stroke staff

Aug 25, 2021

Freeman Recognized Nationally for Efforts to Improve Stroke Care

AHA Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Quality Achievement Award
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Billy Long visit August 2021

Aug 18, 2021

U.S. Rep. Billy Long Holds Roundtable with Psychiatry Residents

Ozark Center Seeks Long’s Continued Support for Residency Funding
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Dr. Sorell Open House

Aug 18, 2021

PSU Alum Returns Home to Join Freeman Orthopaedics

Dr. Ryan Sorell Brings Primary Care Element to Sports Medicine
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Aug 17, 2021

Stages of Dementia Discussion at Freeman Caregiver Support Group

Learn About the Joplin Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s
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Freeman and Crowder partnership

Aug 10, 2021

Freeman and Crowder College Sign Memorandum of Understanding for CMA Apprenticeship

On-the-Job Training Program for Future Certified Medical Assistants
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Edge, Jacob headshot August 2021

Aug 10, 2021

New Physician Born, Educated and Working at Freeman

Dr. Jacob Edge Ready to Serve His Home Community as Primary Care Physician
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Freeman Hiring Fair back to school 2021

Jul 27, 2021

Freeman to Hold Hiring Fair

On-the-Spot Interviews Guaranteed
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Covid-19

Jul 27, 2021

Freeman Offers Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Vaccine Clinic

Registration is Open for Self-Scheduling to Receive the Single-Dose Vaccine
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Freeman Heart Institute Wins Award news photo

Jul 20, 2021

Freeman Among Nation’s Top Hospitals for Heart Attack Patient Care

American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Award Winner
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Freeman Heart Institute 2009

Jul 15, 2021

Freeman Patient Reunites with Surgeon After Lifesaving Operation

Former Highway Patrol Investigator Shares Story of Heart Valve Replacement
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MOKAN wellness award 2021

Jul 14, 2021

Freeman Earns Missouri Platinum Level Workplace Wellness Award

Recognition for Encouraging and Supporting Employees’ Healthy Choices
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COVID-19 Banner

Jul 07, 2021

Freeman Pediatricians Unite in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine for Youth

Doctors Urge Parents to Take Advantage of Back-to-School Vaccine Clinic
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 06, 2021

Durable Medical Equipment and Stress Reduction Tips at Freeman Caregiver Support Group

Independent Living Center and Joplin Ministerial Alliance Present Program
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 29, 2021

Freeman and Crowder College Offer New CMA Apprenticeship

Applications Welcome for On-the-Job Training of Future Certified Medical Assistants
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed - Cloned

Jun 14, 2021

Caregiver Support Group Offers Guardianship Education

Legal Aid and Home Instead to Present Program
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Leffen Center for Autism Graduation 2021

Jun 07, 2021

Graduation Day for Leffen Center Preschool Students

Students of Autism Center Don Caps and Gowns
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Osteocool patient and doctors

Jun 04, 2021

Dramatic Pain Relief with OsteoCool™ Treatment of Bone Tumors

Cancer Patient Shares Story of Extraodinary Pain Relief after Neurosurgery
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emergency room joplin ems week

May 17, 2021

Freeman Celebrates National EMS Week

Emergency Responders are Part of Team Effort to Help Patients
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COVID Vaccine sign

May 13, 2021

Freeman Announces Vaccinations for Teens and Self-Scheduling

COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Anyone 12 and Up
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2021 nurses week

May 05, 2021

Freeman Celebrates National Nurses Week

Nurses are the Heart of Health Care
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Virginia Leffen

May 05, 2021

Freeman and Ozark Center Leaders Mourn Autism Benefactor

Remembering the Generosity of Virginia Leffen
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March o the kidney 2021

May 03, 2021

Freeman March O’ the Kidney Returns at New Location

Walks Raises Funds to Help Dialysis Patients
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Breast Cancer Ribbon

May 03, 2021

Free Breast Health Evaluations at Project Pink

Show Someone You Care About Her Health
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Hope 4 You check

Apr 28, 2021

Hope 4 You Donates $5,000 to Freeman

Funds Support the Helping Friends Mammograms Fund
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Covid-19

Apr 28, 2021

Freeman Offers Vaccinations at COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

Appointment Required for Drive-Thru Clinic
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Monarch Lung Cancer System

Apr 22, 2021

Freeman First in Region to Utilize MONARCH® Robotic Bronchoscopy

Platform Transforms Physicians’ Ability to Diagnose Lung Cancer Early
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Leconte, Regine

Apr 13, 2021

Freeman Welcomes New Oncologist

Dr. Regine Leconte Offering Patients Options in Cancer Care
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pediatrician with child

Apr 12, 2021

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Doctors Have Important Role in Detecting and Preventing Abuse and Neglect
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ATT check presentation

Apr 09, 2021

AT&T Presents $5,000 Check to Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism

Presenting Sponsor for 14th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness
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Covid-19

Apr 08, 2021

Freeman Vaccination Clinic Open to All Adults

Slots Available for April 9 Clinic Coinciding with New Eligibility Tier
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Neosho hospital with new logo

Apr 05, 2021

Freeman Hospital Neosho Expands Surgical Services

More Outpatient Procedures Available Close to Home
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Maternity Services with Badge

Mar 31, 2021

Freeman Honored Among Best Maternity Hospitals of 2021

Recognized by Newsweek Magazine and the Leapfrog Group
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Caregiver Support Group

Mar 24, 2021

Freeman Creates New Support Group for Caregivers

Advice, Resources and Support Available at Monthly Gathering
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COVID 19 update banner

Mar 24, 2021

Freeman Vaccination Clinic Open to All Adults

Registration is Open for April 9 Clinic Coinciding with New Eligibility Tier
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Pittsburg MRI Service news

Mar 17, 2021

Ribbon Cutting for New MRI Service in Pittsburg!

MRI Coach Offers High Quality Imaging Close to Home
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Covid-19

Mar 12, 2021

Freeman Plans Special Vaccination Clinic for Teachers

Area Educators Can Register Now to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
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Browning, Ronald

Mar 05, 2021

Local Doctor Returns Home to Freeman

Dr. Ronald Browning Joins Staff of Internal Medicine
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Paula and Dr. McNab

Mar 02, 2021

Freeman Announces Progress in Battle Against COVID-19

Patient Numbers in COVID-19 ICU at New Low
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Development Office new

Mar 02, 2021

Freeman Development and Children’s Miracle Network® Offices Move

New Location Offers Added Space
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Daffodil Days Cancer Institute 2021

Feb 26, 2021

Daffodil Days at Freeman Benefits Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute

Flower Sale Celebrates Spring and New Beginnings for Patients
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Freeman Family 5K and Walk for Autism group

Feb 25, 2021

Freeman 5K and Walk for Autism Awareness Join Forces

Team Registration Begins for Tropical Themed
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Health Essentials with vans

Feb 25, 2021

Freeman Health Essentials & Pink Door Boutique® Earn Accreditation

Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation Recognizes Quality Services
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National Eating Disorders Week 2021

Feb 23, 2021

Ozark Center Utilizes Team Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week February 22 – 28
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Ozark Center

Feb 18, 2021

Ozark Center Receives 988 State Planning Grant

Funds to Prepare for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 Dialing Code
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CARF accreditation 2021

Feb 10, 2021

Ozark Center Earns CARF Accreditation

Agency Monitors Quality in Delivery of Behavioral Health Services
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Freeman West exterior with logo

Feb 09, 2021

Freeman Supporting State Push for Vaccine Distribution

DHSS Allotments Facilitate Vaccination Clinic Planning
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Freeman goes red 2021

Feb 08, 2021

Freeman “Goes Red” to Call Attention to Women’s Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month
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Jeff Thompson news image

Feb 04, 2021

Freeman Announces New Chief Clinical Officer

Vice President of Pharmacy Services Jeff Thompson Gets Promotion
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Freeman eligibility partners graphic

Feb 04, 2021

Freeman Ready to Help with New ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment

Eligibility Partners Assist Area Residents in Finding Healthcare Coverage
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200 TAVR procedures

Jan 21, 2021

Freeman Celebrates Milestone: 200+ TAVR Surgeries

First to Offer and Soaring with the Minimally Invasive Heart Procedure
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Dr. Anderson robotics

Jan 12, 2021

Freeman Welcomes New Robotic Urology Surgeon

Dr. David Anderson Expands Robotic Surgery for Prostate Patients
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Pharmacist Neosho

Jan 11, 2021

Freeman Recognizes National Pharmacist Day

Hospital Pharmacists Critical Part of Treatment Team for COVID-19 Patients
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Freeman West exterior with logo

Jan 05, 2021

Freeman Designated Among Nation’s Healthiest Companies in 2020

Wellness Council of America Certifies Freeman as a Silver Well Workplace
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First baby of 2021

Jan 04, 2021

Freeman Celebrates Joplin’s First Baby of 2021

Being a New Year Baby Runs in the Hardiman Family
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Freeman CEO Paula Baker gets vaccine

Dec 31, 2020

Freeman Receives Shipments of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

Paula Baker and Employees Get Vaccinations
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Tropical Smoothie Donation 2020

Dec 31, 2020

Freeman Hospital Crews Treated to Tropical Smoothies

350 Drinks to Donated to Front Line Healthcare Workers
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Freeman check presentation to CHC SEK

Dec 22, 2020

Freeman Donates $1 Million to CHC-SEK

Investing in Future Health Care Workers
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COVID Vaccination Baker

Dec 22, 2020

Freeman Frontline Workers in Pandemic Fight Get First Vaccinations

Hospital Receives First Allotment of COVID-19 Vaccine
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IHF Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19

Dec 15, 2020

Freeman Featured in Worldwide COVID-19 Response Recognition

International Hospital Federation Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program
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Michelle Taylor-Bay Honored as Volunteer of the Month

Dec 09, 2020

Freeman Employee Recognized by Bright Futures

Michelle Taylor-Bay Honored as Volunteer of the Month
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Ozark Center CCP exterior small

Nov 25, 2020

Ozark Center Recovery Up Program Open for Business

Grant Funded Program with Treatment Courts Helps Those with Co-Occurring Disorders
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Surgical Technician Apprenticeship Graduates

Nov 20, 2020

Freeman Holds Surgical Technician Apprenticeship Graduation

First Class of New In-House Education Program
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Maternity Cropped

Nov 19, 2020

Freeman Maternity Care Only in Region Named Blue Distinction Plus

BCBS Designation Recognizes Quality and Value for Consumers
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Dr. Jeffrey Lee

Nov 19, 2020

Freeman Welcomes New Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Jeffrey D. Lee Offers 25 years of Experience and Caring
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Residency Students

Nov 19, 2020

Hospital Residents Play Important Role in Combatting COVID-19

Sponsoring Teaching Health Centers Call on Congress for Continued Funding
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Freeman West Entrance

Nov 11, 2020

Freeman Changing Visitor Guidelines

Health System Working to Curb COVID-19 Risk to Patients & Staff
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Conner, Shayna

Nov 10, 2020

Freeman Welcomes Maternal and Fetal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Shayna Conner is Trained for In Utero Procedures
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2020 Joplin Christmas Parade presentation

Nov 09, 2020

Freeman Announces Theme of 2020 Joplin Christmas Parade

Volunteers Receive Permit to Organize Annual Event
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Freeman patient voting

Nov 03, 2020

Freeman Patients Exercise Right to Vote

Hospital Social Services Coordinated Voting with Local County Clerks
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Hope Spring

Oct 20, 2020

New Joplin Trolley Stop at Ozark Center Hope Spring

Reliable Transportation Provides Access to Mental Healthcare
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Dr. Petry Award

Oct 15, 2020

Freeman Physician Receives MOCAN Healthcare Professional Award

Dr. Henry Petry Honored for Excellence in Connecting Health to the Community
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Project Pink 2020

Oct 14, 2020

Project Pink Offers Free Breast Health Evaluations

Freeman Partners with Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks to Provide Free Mammograms
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Freeman Heart Institute Cath Lab Ribbon Cutting

Oct 13, 2020

Freeman Invests in New Technology in New Cath Lab

State-of-the-Art Equipment & Improved Design Equate to Efficiency for Heart Patients
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Newton County Telemedicine

Oct 07, 2020

Freeman Neosho Hospital Demonstrates New Telemedicine System

Equipment to be Available in All Newton County Schools Supported by CARES Act Funds
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Nursing Awards Winners 2020

Oct 01, 2020

Freeman Announces Winners of Nursing Spirit Awards

Red Carpet Reception Supports Nursing Education Fund
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Ozark Center UBS ribbon cutting

Sep 29, 2020

Ozark Center Opens SWMO’s First Urgent Care for Mental Health

Ribbon Cutting Held for Urgent Behavioral Solutions
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Paula Baker getting flu shot

Sep 28, 2020

Freeman CEO Urges Residents to Get Flu Shots

Paula Baker Explains Benefits of Flu Vaccination
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NICU Nurses Week 2020

Sep 22, 2020

Freeman Celebrates Neonatal Nurses

National Neonatal Nurses Week Honors Care for Smallest Patients
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Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute cropped

Sep 22, 2020

Freeman Vascular Lab Earns IAC Re-accreditation

Seal of Approval for Consistent Quality Care and Dedication to Improvement
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Freeman Heart Institute 2009

Sep 17, 2020

Freeman Among Nation’s Top Hospitals for Heart Attack Patient Care

American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Silver Award Winner
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Bariatric Seminar

Sep 16, 2020

Freeman Named Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery

Blue Cross Blue Shield Recognition for Expertise and Cost-Efficiency
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Freeman Student Nurses

Sep 14, 2020

Freeman Invites you to Participate in World Patient Safety Day

#uniteforsafecare: Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Virtual Event
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Ahmed Badawi news photo

Sep 11, 2020

Freeman Dermatologist Fills Gap for Services in the Community

Dr. Ahmed Badawi to Lead Freeman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center
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Carlson, Megan

Sep 02, 2020

Medicine is Family Tradition for New Freeman OB/GYN

Dr. Megan Carlson Returns to Where She Started as a Medical Student
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Ozark Center Walk for Autism 2020

Aug 31, 2020

Costumes Bring Fun and Color to Autism Awareness Walk

Gather Teams Now for Candy-Land 5K and 1-Mile Walk
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Radiant Impressions

Aug 27, 2020

Freeman First in Region to Offer Custom Breast Prosthesis

Trulife’s Radiant Impressions at Pink Door Boutique®
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2020 Mission Lifeline NSTEMI Gold Recognition Award

Aug 13, 2020

Freeman Earns Top Award from American Heart Association

2020 Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award
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American Heart Association Gold Plus Stroke Care 2020

Aug 13, 2020

Freeman Earns Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

American Heart Association Award Recognizes Freeman’s Commitment to Quality Stroke Care
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Travis Kelce Raffle Jersey

Aug 11, 2020

KC Chiefs Jersey Raffle Benefits Children’s Miracle Network

Travis Kelce Signed Jersey Raffle Underway
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Dr. Adam Kesslar news image

Aug 11, 2020

Freeman Welcomes Orthopaedic Traumatologist

Dr. Adam Kessler says Army Tours were Trauma Training Ground
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Dr. Jessica Windschitl news image

Aug 11, 2020

From Doula to Doctor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Jessica Windschitl Joins Freeman Health System and Focuses on Rapport with Patients
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2020 Clays for a Cause

Aug 10, 2020

Clays for a Cause 2020 Moves to New Location

7th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament Benefits Autism Center
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Aug 03, 2020

Freeman Radiation Oncologist Earns Top Honors

Dr. Chance Matthiesen is Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2020
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Dr. Guy Grabau award

Aug 01, 2020

Freeman Intensivist Honored for Organ Donation Efforts

Dr. Guy Grabau Given Excellence in Donation Award from Midwest Transplant Network
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed - Cloned

Jul 28, 2020

Freeman Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 3 Categories And Named Best Regional Hospital in Southwest Missouri

Honor Salutes High Performance in Heart Failure Care, Colon Cancer Surgery and COPD Treatment
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed - Cloned

Jul 23, 2020

Freeman Controller Earns Fellowship Designation

Michael Sanders Awarded Healthcare Financial Management Association Distinction
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Sanders, Rebecca

Jul 22, 2020

New Freeman Pain Physician Offers Options to Avoid Opioids

Dr. Rebecca Sanders Provides a Multi-modal Approach
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Jul 15, 2020

Freeman Orthopaedic Specialist Named Team Physician

Dr. Thomas Sanders to Care for Webb City Athletes
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed - Cloned

Jul 13, 2020

Freeman Neosho Hospital Awarded Telehealth Planning Grant

Assessing Technology Needs for Telehealth at McDonald County Schools
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COVID19

Jul 02, 2020

Ozark Center Deploys COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team

Show-Me Hope Staff Calming Patients 7 Days a Week
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Ozark Center

Jun 26, 2020

FEMA Show-Me Hope Grant Funds Pandemic Mental Healthcare

Ozark Center, Joplin and McDonald County Health Departments Unite in Effort
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Jun 11, 2020

Ozark Center Receives Grant for Criminal Justice Clients

$4 Million Funds ‘Recovery Up’ Project-Assisted Outpatient Treatment
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Covid-19

Jun 10, 2020

Freeman Adjusts Visitor and Masking Policies

Slight Increase in COVID-19 Cases Prompts Change
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Freeman Flying F

Jun 09, 2020

Freeman Warns Citizens of Door-to-Door Scam

Solicitors falsely claim to be Freeman employees
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FHS West

May 29, 2020

Freeman Announces Changes to Screenings and Visitor Policy

Return to Routine Operations Begins June 1
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Antibody test

May 29, 2020

Freeman Lab Offers the ONLY On-site Testing for Faster Results

Complete COVID-19 Antibody Tests Available with Doctor’s Order
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FHS West

May 19, 2020

Freeman Salutes Emergency Responders During EMS Week

Team effort ensures best outcomes for patients
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FHS West

May 14, 2020

Standing Strong During a Medical Crisis

Freeman CEO Applauds Employees Responsiveness during Pandemic
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American Flag

May 13, 2020

Freeman Salutes Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

Remember, Honor, Support
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Nurses Week 2020

May 06, 2020

Nurses are at the Heart of Hospital Care

Freeman Celebrates Nearly 1200 Employees During Nurses Week
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OC mark

Apr 29, 2020

Ozark Center Receives $2 Million Federal Grant

Funding Supports Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Apr 17, 2020

Ozark Center Receives $150,000 State Grant

Funding Supports Telehealth Embraced by Patients
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed - Cloned

Apr 17, 2020

Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Twelve Missouri Hospitals Help to Ensure a Voice in the Opioid Crisis and Settlements
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Freeman Grocery Store

Apr 07, 2020

Freeman Creates Grocery and To-Go Meals for Employees

Saving Time and Preventing Stress for Staff
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Ozark Center

Apr 01, 2020

Arkansas Autism Connection supplies ABA therapy to children of northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Autism Connection provides its clients with ABA, a behaviorally based autism treatment endorsed by the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General.
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COVID-19 Banner

Mar 17, 2020

Working Together to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Hospital Changing Visitation Policy to Protect Patients and Employees
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Freeman Health System Logo

Mar 13, 2020

Freeman Neosho Hospital Business After Hours Cancelled

Prompted by Cancellation of Neosho Business Expo
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March O' the Kidney 2020

Mar 12, 2020

March O' the Kidney Event Cancelled Due to Public Health Concern

Health and Safety Top Priority During COVID-19 Outbreak
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Foster McGaw Prize

Mar 06, 2020

Freeman Finalist for 2019 Foster G. McGaw Prize

Finalists from Massachusetts, Texas and Ohio are also Honored
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Freeman Health System Logo

Mar 05, 2020

Freeman Home Care Earns Five Star Rating

Outscores Competition, State and Nation in Patient Survey Rating Results
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Feb 12, 2020

Freeman Goes Live on Twitter from TAVR Surgery

Surgical Team Offers Play by Play of Heart Valve Procedure
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Children's Miracle Network FHS

Feb 11, 2020

Local CMN Advocate to be Nationally Recognized

Panda Express Manager Susan Crespino is Big Fundraiser for CMN
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Dr. Pierson and Patient

Jan 29, 2020

Groundbreaking Treatment Helps Emphysema Patients Breathe Easier

Freeman Lung Institute Sees Success with Spiration Valve System Implant
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Freeman Health System Logo

Jan 27, 2020

Freeman RN Residency Program Holds Graduation Ceremony

RN Hires Say Training in Direct Patient Care Builds Confidence
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Freeman Health System Logo

Jan 23, 2020

Freeman Announces Winners of Photography Contest

Employee Images to Hang in Hospital and New Learning Center
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Hiring Fair Jan 2020

Jan 23, 2020

Freeman Hosts Hiring Fair

Opportunities include positions at new Freeman Learning Center
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Volunteer Cuddler

Jan 21, 2020

Freeman Launches Cuddler Program

Volunteers Bring Comfort to NICU Babies
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Freeman Health System Logo

Jan 16, 2020

Primary Care Provider Moving to Freeman Neosho Hospital

Bilingual, Board Certified Physician Accepting New Patients
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Freeman Health System Logo

Jan 06, 2020

Freeman Sponsors Work@HealthTM Training in Southwest Missouri

Workshop on Workplace Wellness Benefits Employers and Employees
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Freeman Flying F

Jan 02, 2020

Freeman Welcomes First Baby of 2020

Baby Boy Rings in the New Year
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Ozark Center Logo

Dec 27, 2019

Law Enforcement to Receive Crisis Intervention Training

Ozark Center Program Helps Officers Recognize Mental Illness
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2019 Christmas Parade

Dec 04, 2019

Freeman Health System Announces Parade Winners

Annual Christmas Parade Viewed by Thousands
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 26, 2019

Grand Marshal of Joplin Christmas Parade Announced

49th Annual Event Celebrates “Christmas Through the Decades”
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Ozark Center Logo

Nov 22, 2019

Big Brothers Presents Check to Turnaround Ranch

$7,500 Donation to Help with Renovations and Services
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Stop Smoking

Nov 21, 2019

44th Annual Great American Smokeout Urges Smokers to Quit

Low Dose CT Scans Offer Early Detection
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Freeman Health System Logo

Oct 18, 2019

Freeman Announces New Partnership with Crowder College

Clinical Partnership Program Leads to Better Clinicians
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Ozark Center Logo

Sep 12, 2019

Increasing Disaster Preparedness for National Awareness Month

Ozark Center Provides Ready in 3 Training to Community
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Freeman Health System Logo

Sep 11, 2019

Freeman Announces New Leadership

Kevin Gaudette to Serve as Chief Revenue Officer
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Aug 19, 2019

Freeman Telemedicine Provides Easy Access to Healthcare

Program Offers Diagnosis and Treatment without a Trip to a Clinic
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Freeman Flying F

Aug 19, 2019

Freeman Celebrates Two Years of TAVR Procedures

More than 100 Life-saving Procedures Have Been Performed
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Aug 19, 2019

Freeman Announces New Emergency-Trauma Services Director

New Director has More than 20 Years of Emergency Critical Care Experience
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2019 Mission lifeline AHA

Jul 25, 2019

Freeman Honored with Two Mission Lifeline Achievement Awards

Honors Recognize Commitment to Standard of Care for Heart Attack Patients
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NCDR 2019

Jul 25, 2019

Freeman Among Nation's Top Performing Hospitals for Heart Attacks

Award Applauds High Standards of Patient Care
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2019 Stroke Silver Plus AHA

Jul 18, 2019

Freeman Earns Stroke Care Award

Award Recognizes Commitment to Quality Care for Stroke Patients
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Freeman Health System Logo

Jul 18, 2019

Freeman Earns Recertification for Level II Trauma Program

Recertification Recognizes Dedication to Providing World-class Trauma Care
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Wellness Awards 2019

Jul 18, 2019

Freeman Earns Workplace Wellness Award

Award Recognizes Wellness Initiatives in the Workplace
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iovera

Jul 11, 2019

Freeman Physicians 'Freeze Out Pain' for Knee Surgery Patients

Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is the First and Only to Offer iovera
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ACR

Jul 09, 2019

Freeman Neosho Hospital Earns Accreditation

Accreditation Represents the Gold Standard for the Industry
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Child Swimming

Jul 01, 2019

Freeman Pediatricians Encourage Safety Around Water

What Parents Need to Know About Drowning Prevention
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ACGME

Jun 19, 2019

Emergency Medicine Residency Program Earns Initial Accreditation

Freeman Program First and Only in Area to Receive Status
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Occumed Goggles

Jun 17, 2019

Freeman OccuMed Purchases Goggles to Demonstrate Impairment

Goggles Demonstrate the Dangers of Working Under the Influence
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Ozark Center

May 31, 2019

Eating Disorders Can Affect Anyone

Ozark Center Reminds Individuals there is Hope and Treatment
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Med Flight 2019

May 30, 2019

Freeman Welcomes MedFlight

Air Ambulance Crew Returns to Joplin and Increases Access to Care in Rural Areas
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Workplace Wellness 2019

May 16, 2019

Freeman Health System Earns Top Honors

Award Recognizes Workplace Wellness
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Learning Center Ground Breaking

May 15, 2019

Freeman Breaks Ground on Near-Site Learning Center

Program Open to Part-time and Full-time Freeman Employees
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Oregan Donation

May 14, 2019

Freeman Recognized for Organ and Tissue Donation

Program Impacted More than 2,600 Lives
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World's Smallest Pacemaker

May 01, 2019

World's Smallest Pacemaker Available at Freeman

Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute First and Only in Southwest Missouri to Use the Device
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Donate Life

Apr 11, 2019

Freeman Celebrates National Donate Life Blue and Green Day

Freeman Employees Wear the Colors to Show Support for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
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Breast Cancer Awareness

Apr 05, 2019

Freeman Offers Free Screening Mammograms

Screening Mammograms Available to Uninsured and Under-insured Individuals
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Freeman Flying F

Apr 01, 2019

Freeman Provides Free Sports Physicals to Area Athletes

Exams Play Role in Health and Safety of Student Athletes
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Mar 28, 2019

Ozark Center Recognized for Excellence in Behavioral Health

Award Applauds Efforts of Trauma-informed Care
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Steve Branstetter

Mar 06, 2019

NRMC Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Experienced Administrator Chosen for Crucial Role to Help Hospital Thrive
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Little Hats Big Hearts

Feb 04, 2019

Freeman Raises Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects

“Little Hats, Big Hearts” Program also Reminds Moms to take Care of their Hearts
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Best and Brightest

Jan 17, 2019

Freeman WellBalance Program Earns Top Honors

Award Recognizes Workplace Wellness
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Kim, Frank

Jan 04, 2019

Freeman Welcomes Interventional Cardiologist

Board-certified Physician Joins World-class Heart Team
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First Baby of 2019

Jan 02, 2019

Freeman Welcomes First Baby of 2019

Baby Boy Rings in the New Year
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Freeman Flying F

Dec 28, 2018

Freeman Honors Organ Donation on Donate Life Rose Parade Float

Handwritten Note from President and Chief Executive Officer Applauds Selfless Gift
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MRI Ribbon Cutting

Dec 19, 2018

Freeman Hospital West Unveils Additional MRI

Addition Increases Access to Imaging Procedures
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Christmas 2018

Dec 14, 2018

Freeman Auxiliary Delivers Smiles to Children and Families

Volunteers Donate Christmas Gifts to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States
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48th Annaul Christmas Parade

Nov 30, 2018

Grand Marshal of Joplin Christmas Parade Announced

48th Annual Event Features “Santa’s Workshop”
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Sullivan Clinic Doctors

Nov 29, 2018

Freeman Welcomes Two Internal Medicine Practitioners

Additions Expand Access to Healthcare in Southeast Kansas
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Exactech GPS

Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Todd Twiss First in Missouri to Use Groundbreaking Technology for Shoulder Replacement Surgeries

Advancement in Technology Provides Orthopaedic Surgeons with Real-time Visual Guidance and Alignment data
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Jeanee’ Kennedy

Nov 15, 2018

Freeman Announces Administrative Director of Regulatory Compliance

Jeanee’ Kennedy in New Leadership Role
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CareChex 2018

Nov 14, 2018

Freeman Health System Earns Top Ratings

Freeman Tops CareChex Ratings in Medical Excellence and Patient Safety
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Window of Inspiration

Nov 13, 2018

Freeman Completes Windows of Inspiration

Final Decorative Window Panel Unveiled
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Earline Kelley

Nov 09, 2018

Freeman Volunteer Garners Top Honors

Earline Kelley Named Outstanding Auxilian of the Year
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Leapfrog A Grade 2018

Nov 08, 2018

Freeman Achieves Elite National Recognition

Hospital Earns Grade “A” in Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Score
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Gaming Marathon

Nov 01, 2018

Healing Children Through Video Games

Gaming Marathon Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
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Christmas Parade 2018

Oct 29, 2018

Freeman Announces Theme of 2018 Joplin Christmas Parade

Volunteers Receive Permit to Organize Annual Event
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Labette Health Collaboration

Oct 18, 2018

Freeman Joins Forces with Labette Health

Formal Collaboration Supports Growing Healthcare Needs
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Brian Sullivan

Oct 15, 2018

Freeman Announces New Leadership

Brian Sullivan to Serve as Vice President of Regional Services of Southeast Kansas
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TMS

Oct 10, 2018

Ozark Center Offers New, Non-drug Depression Treatment

Ozark Center is the First and Only in the Region to Utilize this Innovative Treatment
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Sep 13, 2018

Freeman Offers FREE Prenatal Education Classes

Classes Help Families Prepare for Childbirth and Beyond
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Ozark Center

Aug 31, 2018

Ozark Center Opens Eating Disorders Clinic

Program is the First and Only of its Kind in the Area
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AHA Gold Award 2018

Aug 10, 2018

Freeman Earns Award from American Heart Association

Honor Recognizes Workplace Wellness
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Child on Swing

Aug 02, 2018

Freeman Announces Plans for Near-Site Day Care Center

Program Will Simplify the Lives of Staff and Aid in Recruitment
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Freeman Flying F

Jul 25, 2018

Celebrating 25 Years of Service in Neosho

Freeman Neosho Hospital Celebrates Milestone
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Urgent Care Accreditation

Jul 24, 2018

Freeman Urgent Care Earns Accreditation

Facilities Meet National Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care
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CMNH

Jul 23, 2018

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Donates to Freeman Neosho Hospital

Organization Donates Car Seats and Thermometers for Families in Need
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Ozark Center

Jul 20, 2018

Ozark Center Named Outstanding Performer for 2018

Award Recognizes Commitment to Obtaining and Maintaining Employment for Clients
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Adnan Khan

Jul 19, 2018

Freeman Welcomes New Pulmonologist

Board-certified Physician Accepting New Patients
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Oberoi, Rahul

Jul 18, 2018

Freeman Welcomes Neonatologist

Board-certified Physician Cares for Freeman’s Smallest Patients
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Hughes, Steven

May 29, 2018

Freeman Welcomes Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified Surgeon Brings More Than Two Decades of Experience to Freeman
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Breastfeeding Friendly Recognition

May 24, 2018

Freeman Recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite

Award Honors Efforts to Support Breastfeeding Mothers at Work
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STEMI Designation 2018

May 15, 2018

Freeman Earns Highest STEMI Designation

Designation Recognizes Quicker Response and Higher Quality Care During Time Critical Emergencies
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Leapfrog Spring 2018 A Rating

Apr 24, 2018

Freeman Recognized for Patient Safety

Hospital Earns Grade “A” in Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Score
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Supply Chain Award 2018

Apr 11, 2018

Freeman Named 'Best 50' for Supply Chain Excellence

Designation Salutes Work to Improving Operational Performance and Driving Down Costs
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Estep, Dennis

Apr 05, 2018

Freeman Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Physician has Served Freeman Health System More than 25 Years
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Freeman Flying F

Apr 04, 2018

Freeman Health System Bond Rating Upgraded

Financial Outlook for the System is Impressively Stable and Outstanding
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Peterson, Jon

Mar 29, 2018

Freeman OccuMed Announces New Medical Director

Physician Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience to Freeman OccuMed
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Hope Spring Opening

Mar 27, 2018

Ozark Center Celebrates Opening of Hope Spring

New Facility is Home to Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services
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Optune Patient

Mar 22, 2018

Freeman Offers New Treatment for Brain Cancer

Innovative Treatment First and Only in Southwest Missouri
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Fort Scott Ortho Clinic Ribbon cutting

Mar 07, 2018

Freeman Expands Orthopaedic Services in Southeast Kansas

Freeman Fort Scott Clinic Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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Dialysis Donation

Feb 27, 2018

Freeman Auxiliary Presents $10,000 to Assist Dialysis Patients

Funds Help Pay for Medical Expenses, Proper Nutrition and Transportation
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Pills

Jan 10, 2018

Freeman Announces Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Offers Hands-on Clinical Experience
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Osteoporosis Doctors

Jan 08, 2018

Freeman Offers Specialty Services for Osteoporosis

Comprehensive Expert Care in Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment
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Back Pain Providers

Jan 04, 2018

Freeman Offers Relief from Chronic Back and Neck Pain

Comprehensive Approach First and Only in the Area
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First baby of 2018

Jan 01, 2018

Freeman Welcomes First Baby of 2018

Baby Boy Rings in the New Year
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Paula Baker Signing 2017

Dec 27, 2017

Freeman Honors Organ Donation on Donate Life Rose Parade Float

Handwritten Note from President and Chief Executive Officer Applauds Selfless Gift
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MBSAQIP

Dec 22, 2017

Freeman Bariatric Center Achieves National Accreditation

Program Meets National Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care
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Santa in the NICU 2017

Dec 22, 2017

Freeman's Smallest Patients Receive Early Visit from Santa Claus

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® Brings Festivities to Freeman NICU
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Auxiliary Delivery 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Freeman Auxiliary Delivers Smiles to Children and Families

Volunteers Donate Christmas Gifts to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States
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Rats for Autism Visit

Dec 18, 2017

Racing Enthusiasts Show Support for Children with Autism

Members of "Rats for Autism" Visit Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism
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Leapfrog top teaching hospital 2017

Dec 08, 2017

Freeman Named Top Teaching Hospital

Award Recognizes Patient Safety and Quality
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 22, 2017

Freeman Recognized in National Publication

Honor recognizes standard of care for heart attack patients.
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 15, 2017

Freeman First and Only Local Hospital to Offer HDR Brachytherapy

Technology treats patients faster and closer to home.
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Braman, Wes

Nov 06, 2017

Freeman Announces Leadership at Nevada Regional Medical Center

Wes Braman named interim chief executive officer.
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Top Agency homecare 2017

Nov 06, 2017

Freeman Home Care Named to HomeCare Elite

Recognition spotlights performance and outcomes.
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 01, 2017

Freeman General Counsel Receives Prestigious Honor

H. Dwight Douglas admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court.
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Oct 31, 2017

Freeman Recognized for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group

Hospital earns grade "A" in Fall 2017 hospital safety score.
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Freeman Flying F

Oct 30, 2017

Freeman Employee Joins Prestigious Group

Director of professional development graduates inaugural state program.
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Freeman Flying F

Oct 26, 2017

Freeman Neosho Hospital Expands CT-MRI Services

Expansion offers convenience and comfort.
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Ozark Center

Oct 20, 2017

Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Celebrates 10 Years

In addition to a family resource fair, tours of the facility, birthday cake, music and games, a mural created in collaboration with Art Feeds was unveiled.
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Freeman Flying F

Oct 18, 2017

Freeman Announces Theme of 2017 Joplin Christmas Parade

Volunteers receive permit to organize annual event.
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Freeman Flying F

Oct 13, 2017

Freeman Auxiliary Unveils New Visitor Shuttle

Shuttle transports visitors in comfort.
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Mieseler, Vicky

Oct 13, 2017

Ozark Center Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

Long-time employee continues legacy of quality behavioral health.
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AHA Award Presentation

Oct 13, 2017

Freeman Earns Two Awards from American Heart Association

Honors recognize standard of care for heart attack patients and workplace wellness.
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Magnolia Heights

Sep 27, 2017

Ozark Center Celebrates Decade of Providing Safe, Affordable Housing

Magnolia Heights serves individuals with chronic mental illness.
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Freeman Flying F

Sep 21, 2017

Walmart and Sam's Club Stores Raise Money for Freeman

National campaign nearing $1 billion in fundraising for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
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Freeman Flying F

Sep 19, 2017

Freeman Rolls Out Two New Ambulances

New design promotes safer environment for patients and paramedics.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Sep 14, 2017

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute

Physician joins world-class heart team.
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Mobile Clinic

Aug 18, 2017

Freeman Offers FREE Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics

Clinics Help Keep Student Athletes in the Game
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Ozark Center

Aug 15, 2017

Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Receives $20,000 Donation

Active Lifestyle Events Inc. presents final installment of $100,000 pledge.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Aug 15, 2017

Freeman Welcomes Home New Orthopaedic Surgeon

Local physician specializes in hip and knee replacements.
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Freeman Flying F

Aug 07, 2017

Family Physician Joins Freeman Neosho Physician Group

Physician returns home to improve the health of families.
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Freeman Flying F

Jul 27, 2017

Freeman Welcomes Board-certified Neurohospitalist

New physician treats neuro patients in a hospital setting.
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Children's Miracle Network FHS

Jul 25, 2017

Miracle Treat Day Benefits Local Children

DQ Blizzard Treat sales raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
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Freeman Flying F

Jul 14, 2017

Freeman Announces New Pulmonologist

Freeman welcomes board-certified pulmonologist.
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Freeman Flying F

Jul 12, 2017

Freeman Begins Simulation-based Orientation for New Employees

Bi-weekly simulation-based orientation implemented for new employees.
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Freeman Flying F

Jun 29, 2017

Freeman Makes a Difference in the Comfort of Caregivers

New beds improve hospital stays for loved ones.
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Freeman Flying F

Jun 28, 2017

New Credential Ensures Exceptional Services for Children with Autism

Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism exceeding insurance requirements.
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Freeman Flying F

Jun 27, 2017

Freeman First and Only Local Hospital to Perform TAVR Procedure

Minimally invasive procedure is an alternative to open heart surgery.
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Freeman Flying F

Jun 21, 2017

Ozark Center Earns Accreditation from CARF International

Achievement recognizes commitment to behavioral health programs.
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Freeman Flying F

Jun 13, 2017

Freeman Honored with Mission Lifeline Achievement Award

Honor recognizes commitment to standard of care for heart attack patients.
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Freeman Flying F

Jun 13, 2017

Freeman Celebrates the Opening of Freeman Lung Institute

New clinic offers comprehensive services to individuals with lung disease.
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Freeman Flying F

May 19, 2017

Paula F. Baker Signs Physical Activity Pledge

Pledge aims to improve employee health and wellness.
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Freeman Flying F

Apr 27, 2017

Freeman Recognized for Organ and Tissue Donation

Program impacted more than 1,900 lives.
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Apr 24, 2017

Freeman Recognized for Patient Safety

Freeman earns grade "A" in Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score.
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Freeman Flying F

Apr 19, 2017

Freeman Auxiliary Presents Check to Turnaround Ranch

Funds support improvements to recreation room.
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Freeman Flying F

Apr 17, 2017

Freeman Receives Resolution from State Lawmaker

Resolution honors Freeman's dedication to eye donation.
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Apr 13, 2017

New Physician Joins Freeman Kidney Center

Board-certified nephrologist accepting new patients.
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Freeman Flying F

Apr 06, 2017

Freeman Auxiliary Celebrates Freeman Gift Gallery Expansion

Funds generated help support various programs and projects.
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Freeman Flying F

Apr 05, 2017

Freeman Nurses Receive DAISY Awards

Honor recognizes extraordinary efforts in delivering exceptional patient care.
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Freeman Flying F

Mar 29, 2017

Freeman Honored for Eye Donations

Freeman Hospital West receives Excellence in Eye Donation Award for third straight year.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed - Cloned

Mar 20, 2017

Freeman Physicians Open Pittsburg Clinics

Clinics increase access to expert healthcare close to home.
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Freeman Flying F

Mar 16, 2017

Freeman Auxiliary Presents $15,000 to Assist Dialysis Patients

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

Mar 02, 2017

Freeman Auxiliary Presents $14,000 to Local Nursing Programs

Funds help train the next generation of nurses.
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Freeman Neosho Hospital

Feb 22, 2017

Freeman Employees Donate Supplies to Neosho School District Nurses

Donation restocks much-needed supplies.
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Freeman Flying F

Feb 22, 2017

Freeman Auxiliary Unveils Windows of Inspiration

Windows honor volunteers and therapy dogs.
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Freeman Flying F

Feb 21, 2017

Freeman Named Consumer Choice Award Winner

Freeman receives prestigious honor for eighth consecutive year.
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Freeman Flying F

Feb 13, 2017

Paula F. Baker Named to List of '50 Missourians You Should Know'

Honor highlights commitment to integrating physical and mental healthcare.
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Freeman Flying F

Feb 02, 2017

Freeman Exceeds National Goal for Organ and Tissue Donation

Organ donation program at Freeman touched more than 1,900 lives.
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Ozark Center

Jan 30, 2017

Ozark Center Among Agencies Participating in Federal Pilot Program

Program aims to improve access to behavioral and mental healthcare.
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Jan 27, 2017

Freeman Earns Stroke Care Award

Award recognizes commitment to quality care for stroke patients.
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Freeman Flying F

Jan 26, 2017

Freeman Auxiliary Volunteers Stage 'Knit In'

Event celebrates "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program.
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Jan 23, 2017

Freeman Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon Opens Pittsburg Clinic

Clinic Increases Access to Expert Heart and Vascular Care.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jan 17, 2017

Freeman Internal Residency Program Accredited by ACGME

Freeman Program First and Only in Area to Receive Status.
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Ozark Center

Jan 11, 2017

Ozark Center Receives Grant to Identify Early Onset Psychosis

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has identified Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, as one of three community behavioral health centers in southwest Missouri to collaborate on and implement a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service
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Freeman Flying F

Jan 06, 2017

Freeman Welcomes Director of Professional Development

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Kami Gollhofer as director of professional development.
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Ozark Center

Jan 04, 2017

Ozark Center Honored with Flag of Freedom Award

Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, was presented with the Flag of Freedom award from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development for its efforts in hiring military veterans through the Show-Me Heroes program.
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Freeman Flying F

Jan 03, 2017

Freeman Welcomes First Babies of 2017

Two babies were born at Freeman Hospital West to ring in the New Year.
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Ozark Center

Dec 27, 2016

Will's Place Reports Success with ACT-TAY Program

Since its launch in May 2016, Will’s Place is currently treating 25 clients through its Assertive Community Treatment – Transitional Age Youths program.
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Dec 20, 2016

Freeman Unveils Upgrades to State-of-the-art Hybrid Operating Room

As part of the upgrade, new technology gives Freeman cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists maximum flexibility to use the treatments most appropriate for each patient.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Dec 20, 2016

Webb City Students Donate Hats to Newborns at Freeman

All babies born at Freeman are given a hat to help maintain body temperature.
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Freeman Flying F

Dec 14, 2016

Freeman Receives Donation from Buffalo Run Casino & Resort

Buffalo Run Casino & Resort made a generous donation of $20,333 to Freeman Helping Friends Mammogram Fund and Freeman Women’s Health Fund.
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Freeman Health System Logo

Dec 09, 2016

Freeman Recognized by National Publication

Freeman Health System was recognized by “Becker’s Hospital Review” as being tied for fifth in the nation and is among the top 36 hospitals with the lowest 30-day readmission rates for hip and knee replacement surgery.
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Freeman Flying F

Dec 09, 2016

Freeman Announces 46th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade Winners

Winners Announced
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Freeman Flying F

Dec 08, 2016

Freeman Welcomes Board-certified Medical Oncologist

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Pamela Landon.
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Dec 08, 2016

Freeman Announces 45th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade Winners

The 45th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade, held December 1, featured the theme “The Music and Miracles of Christmas.” Crowds lined Main Street cheered as the parade made its way from 15th Street to Third Street.
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Freeman Flying F

Dec 02, 2016

Grand Marshal of 46th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade Announced

Freeman Health System is pleased to announce Dr. Derek Miller will serve as Grand Marshal of the 46th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade.
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 29, 2016

Vote for Miracles to Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

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.
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 28, 2016

Freeman Home Care Named to HomeCare Elite

Freeman Home Care has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite.
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 22, 2016

Freeman Joins Forces with Girard Medical Center

Girard, Kan. – Freeman Health System and Girard Medical Center are proud to announce a new affiliation to support health needs of the region to ensure greater access to quality healthcare.
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 21, 2016

Freeman Welcomes Board-certified Radiation Oncologist

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Chance Matthiesen.
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Freeman Flying F

Nov 17, 2016

Freeman Neosho Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

Project Expands CT-MRI Services at Freeman Neosho Hospital
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CMNH

Nov 11, 2016

Love's Raises Funds to Help Local Children

Annual Campaign Breaks Fundraising Record for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
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Leapfrog A Rating Fall 2016

Oct 31, 2016

Freeman Recognized Again for Patient Safety

Freeman Health System was honored with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score.
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Oct 18, 2016

CareChex Puts Freeman at the Top

A major independent medical quality rating organization awarded several services lines at Freeman Health System with top rankings for medical excellence and patient safety at the national, state, regional and local levels.
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Freeman Flying F

Oct 11, 2016

Freeman to Plan City of Joplin's Largest Holiday Event

2016 Joplin Christmas Parade Theme Announced
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Women's Center

Oct 03, 2016

Wes & Jan Houser Women's Pavilion Receives Top Honors

Wes & Jan Houser Women’s Pavilion has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Wes & Jan Houser Women’s Pavilion is the women’s imaging center for screening and diagnostic testing at Freeman Health System
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CMNH

Aug 29, 2016

Making Miracles Happen One Balloon at a Time

Love’s® Travel Stops & Country Stores Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
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Freeman Flying F

Aug 26, 2016

New Physician Joins Freeman Neosho Physician Group

Dr. Erin Kern recently joined Freeman Neosho Physician Group in Neosho. Dr. Kern specializes in internal medicine and is currently accepting new patients.
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Freeman Flying F

Aug 25, 2016

Pediatrician Joins Freeman Neosho Physician Group

Freeman Health System welcomes Dr. Lindsey McClintick. Dr. McClintick specializes in pediatrics and will offer a range of pediatric services at Freeman Neosho Physician Group to keep infants, children and adolescents healthy.
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Black, Chris

Aug 22, 2016

Freeman Welcomes Palliative Care Physician

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Christopher Black. Dr. Black grew up in Joplin and specializes in palliative medicine at Freeman Hospital West.
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Harrell, Amanda

Aug 22, 2016

New Physician Joins Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine

Dr. Amanda Harrell recently joined Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine in Joplin. Dr. Harrell is a traditional internal medicine physician and sees patients both in the clinic and in the hospital. She is currently accepting new patients.
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Freeman Flying F

Aug 10, 2016

Freeman Partnership Provides Easy Access to Healthcare

Program Offers Priority Scheduling for McDonald County R-1 School District Students and Staff
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Broce, Ashley

Jul 19, 2016

New Physician Joins Freeman Primary Care in Webb City

Dr. Ashley Broce, a southwest Missouri native who specializes in internal medicine, recently joined Freeman Primary Care at Webb City Neighborhood Care. She joins Dr. Heath Dillard and is currently accepting new patients.
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Jul 18, 2016

New Provider Joins Freeman Kidney Center

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Swarna Gaddam at Freeman Kidney Center. Dr. Gaddam specializes in nephrology, which focuses on kidney care and kidney diseases.
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Williams-Wuch, Kerry

Jul 11, 2016

Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute Welcomes Board-certified Oncologist-Hematologist

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Kerry Williams-Wuch. Dr. Williams-Wuch specializes in oncology and hematology at Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute.
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Ozark Center

Jul 05, 2016

Ozark Center Housing Program Receives State Award

Ozark Center, an entity of Freeman Health System, was recently named the 2016 Outstanding Performer for Housing Development by Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health.
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McIntire, Larry

Jun 22, 2016

Dr. Larry McIntire Named Physician of the Year

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) recently named Dr. Larry McIntire, Freeman Ear, Nose and Throat Program Director, Physician of the Year at the MAOPS President’s Banquet.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 21, 2016

Paula F. Baker Honored as Grassroots Champion

One hospital leader from each state is honored for his or her work during the previous year in effectively educating elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 16, 2016

Freeman Offers Easy Access to Healthcare for Seneca Students, Parents and School Staff

ffective for the 2016 – 2017 school year, Freeman Health System announced a school-based health program with the Seneca R-7 School District.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

May 20, 2016

Butterfly Sculptures Unveiled to Commemorate Tornado Anniversary

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado, two butterfly sculptures were unveiled at Freeman Hospital West and Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism.
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Ozark Center

May 17, 2016

Ozark Center Launches Help Kids Cope App

Developed in direct response to the May 22, 2011, tornado, the app provides guidance on age-appropriate communications about natural disasters with preschool, school-aged and adolescent children.
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CMNH

May 03, 2016

Miss Missouri Visits Freeman NICU

McKensie Garber, Miss Missouri 2015, recently made a stop at Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 15, 2016

Freeman Auxiliary Donates Wheelchairs

Freeman Health System Auxiliary donated five Prime TC wheelchairs to Freeman West Emergency Department. The customized wheelchairs cost nearly $14,000 total and come with additional features that assist in transporting patients.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 11, 2016

Freeman Health System Recognized for Delivering Quality Cardiac and Maternity Care

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri has recognized Freeman Health System as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care and Cardiac Care.
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Supply Chain Award 2018

Apr 08, 2016

Freeman Named 'Best 50' for Supply Chain Excellence

Freeman Health System named one of the “Best 50” by Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX®). Founded in 2000, GHX uses cloud-based supply chain management technology and services to reduce costs, remove waste and drive efficiency for better patient care.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jan 26, 2016

Freeman Continues to Lead the Way in Stroke Care

To provide the optimum outlook for patients, Freeman Health System has partnered with Kansas Region 6 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Council, Quapaw Tribe and the surrounding EMS community to bring Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) training to the area
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jan 20, 2016

Freeman Cuts Ribbon on Webb City Neighborhood Care

Freeman Health System celebrated the opening of Webb City Neighborhood Care with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, January 20.
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Anderson Clinic

Jan 11, 2016

Freeman Addresses Rural Healthcare Needs

Access to primary care in rural areas is a growing concern. Only about 10 percent of the nation’s physicians work in rural areas, despite 25 percent of the American population living there.
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Dillard, Heath

Jan 11, 2016

Internal Medicine Physician Joins Freeman Primary Care

Dr. W. Heath Dillard, board-certified in internal medicine, recently joined Freeman Primary Care at Webb City Neighborhood Care. The new facility is part of Freeman Health System’s commitment to provide convenient access to quality healthcare.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jan 01, 2016

Freeman Welcomes First Baby of 2016

Tucker Doogie Alexander Juris arrived at 11:22 am January 1, 2016, at Freeman Hospital West. This precious baby was welcomed by parents Britney and Steven Juris of Carthage. Tucker weighed six pounds, three ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Dec 29, 2015

Freeman Honors Organ Donation on Donate Life Rose Parade Float

On New Year’s Day 2016, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float titled “Treasure Life’s Journey” will include a dedication garden made of roses with handwritten dedications by hospital chief executive officers across the country.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Dec 22, 2015

Nursing Scholarships Awarded by Freeman

Freeman Health System awarded $6,000 in scholarships to help area students to obtain degrees in nursing.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 25, 2015

Grand Marshals of Joplin Christmas Parade Announced

Freeman Health System is pleased to announce Kim Knight and Nancy Langley will serve as Grand Marshals of the 45th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade. Knight and Langley are the great-granddaughters of Freeman founder John W. Freeman.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 19, 2015

Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Celebrates Completion of New Campus

Students gathered with Freeman Health System President and Chief Executive Officer, Paula F. Baker, and staff from Ozark Center and Bill & Virginia Center for Autism as they celebrated the completion of a new, permanent facility.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 16, 2015

Freeman Hosts Nurse Recruitment Expo

Whether providing direct patient care or supporting those who do, every Freeman Health System employee impacts the quality of the patient experience and level of excellence achieved as a team.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 13, 2015

Freeman Recognized Again for Patient Safety

For the third time in a row, Freeman Health System was honored with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 13, 2015

Freeman Auxiliary Garners Top Honors

Freeman Health System celebrates the accomplishments of Freeman Auxiliary, which garnered two awards from Missouri Hospital Association. The awards were presented at the Missouri Hospital Association’s 93rd Annual Convention & Trade Show.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 09, 2015

Freeman Health System First in Missouri to Use Lower-risk Drug Stent on Heart Patients

Freeman Health System Heart & Vascular Institute becomes the first in Missouri to successfully use bioabsorbable polymer drug-eluting stents that promote faster healing and reduce the risk of future heart complications.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 05, 2015

Freeman Heart Healers Push Four States Heart Walk Past Goal

Freeman Health System employees continued their pledge to make the area a healthier place to live by joining the 2015 Four States Heart Walk.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 02, 2015

Champion Child Creates Unique Pin Designs for National Event

Freeman Health System, the area’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, supports Missouri Champion Child Yszabehl Stauffer as she uses her artistic abilities to help others.
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Ozark Center

Oct 27, 2015

Turnaround Ranch Unveils New Disc Golf Course

Turnaround Ranch continues its commitment to improve the overall health of the youths it serves. With the help of Freeman Auxiliary, resident youths now have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with Snowberry Park Disc Golf Course.
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Ozark Center

Oct 22, 2015

Donation Builds Hope for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Staff members from Freeman Health System and Ozark Center gathered at the construction site at 2808 S. Picher in Joplin to accept a large gift from the Quapaw Tribe and Downstream Casino Resort.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Oct 15, 2015

Freeman Neosho Physician Group Welcomes Melissa Johnston, FNP

Freeman Health System welcomes family nurse practitioner Melissa Johnston to Freeman Neosho Physician Group. Her advanced training allows her to diagnose and treat illness.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Oct 14, 2015

EagleMed Unveils New Freeman Helicopter

Freeman Health System enhances its ability to provide quality, life-saving emergency transportation services by unveiling a new helicopter with state-of-the-art technology.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Oct 06, 2015

Freeman Offers Hope Through Pinpoint Treatment

Freeman’s newly acquired, top-of-class TrueBeam™ linear accelerator enables doctors to use a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy.
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Ozark Center

Sep 29, 2015

Ozark Center Earns Accreditation for Health and Human Services

Ozark Center takes pride in achieving accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Founded in 1966, CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
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CMNH

Sep 11, 2015

Love's Shows Love for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores makes miracles happen during the annual in-store fundraiser benefitting the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Freeman Health System.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Sep 11, 2015

Freeman Auxiliary Hosts Luncheon in Neosho

Freeman Health System Auxiliary held a quarterly meeting and luncheon Friday, September 11, at First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center in Neosho, Mo.
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Ozark Center

Sep 09, 2015

Ozark Center Observes World Suicide Prevention Day

The mental health professionals at Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman Health System, urge the community to join them in their efforts to prevent suicides and save precious lives.
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CMNH

Sep 03, 2015

Fundraising Event Makes Miracles Happen

Hosted by Freeman Health System, the area’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Wine Women & Shoes brought in more than $45,000 Saturday, August 29, to help local children with medical needs.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Aug 19, 2015

Freeman Announces Promotions

Freeman Health System announces the appointment of two physicians to new executive leadership positions. Dr. Saba Habis, FACP, has been named Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Jeffrey Grills has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Aug 08, 2015

Freeman President to Serve on Statewide Medicaid Task Force

Freeman Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Paula F. Baker has been appointed by Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Todd Richardson to serve on the newly formed Task Force for Examining Statewide Medicaid Delivery Models.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 29, 2015

Freeman Neosho Earns Excellence Through Insight Award

Freeman Neosho Hospital was recently recognized with an Excellence Through Insight award for Most Improved Emergency Department Experience in the Small Hospital category by HealthStream, Inc.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 28, 2015

Partners Announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, Ask for Community Feedback

A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve. And now they need your help.
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Ozark Center

Jun 30, 2015

Ozark Center Director Selected for State Leadership Position

Mary Parrigon, Executive Director of Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman Health System, was recently selected as the Chairman of the Missouri Coalition of Community Behavioral Healthcare Executive Board effective July 1, 2015.
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Ozark Center

Jun 30, 2015

Ozark Center Certified as 'Deficiency Free' in 2014

Ozark Center, the behavioral health entity of Freeman Health System, and Ozark Oaks Residential Care Facility,was awarded the Facility Excellence Award certifying that the facility was “Deficiency Free” in 2014, by MALA.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 29, 2015

Freeman Honors Outstanding Employees

Freeman Health System held its annual Best Awards on Saturday, June 20, at the Joplin Elks Lodge, where eleven employees received honors for their commitment and dedication to their work.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 23, 2015

Freeman Residency Graduates Ready to Begin Careers

For more than four decades, Freeman Health System has trained resident physicians, many of whom have stayed to practice medicine in the Four State area.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 20, 2015

American Hospital Association Chooses Freeman Leader as Delegate

Freeman Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Paula F. Baker has been elected by the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association as an at-large delegate and member of Regional Policy Board 6.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 10, 2015

Freeman Earns Highest Stroke Designation in the Area

Designated a Level II Stroke Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Freeman is the first and only hospital in the area to earn this distinction.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 05, 2015

Freeman Cancer Institute Gets New Name

Now, thanks to a $3 million gift from the Cornell-Beshore family, Freeman will be able to improve cancer treatment facilities and upgrade technologies to benefit patients with cancer.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jun 03, 2015

Freeman Ensures Families Can Keep Watch Over NICU Babies

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Freeman is working to make that separation even less difficult by donating five Apple iPad® mobile devices to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States
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Pink Door Boutique

May 11, 2015

Pink Door Boutique Earns National Accreditation

Pink Door Boutique®, a service of Freeman Health System specializing in hard-to-find women's health products and gifts, has once again earned national accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, Inc.
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CMNH

May 08, 2015

Golfers Tee Off For Kids

Golfers from around the Four States will once again hit the links as Tournament of Miracles returns to northeast Oklahoma to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and its work with Freeman Health System.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

May 01, 2015

Bikers Converge On Joplin For Kids

Southwest Missouri will once again feel the roar of the motorcycles as Bikes on the Boulevard thunders into Joplin to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and their work with Freeman Health System, the area’s only local CMN hospital.
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Pink Ribbons for Breast Cancer

Apr 15, 2015

University of Missouri Presents Dialogues About Breast Cancer

For many patients, hearing the words “breast cancer” from their healthcare professional is an emotionally traumatic experience. Healthcare providers must be deeply sensitive in communicating breast cancer diagnoses to their patients.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 10, 2015

Freeman and the Joplin Family Y Invite Families to Get Moving for Health and Fun

Freeman Health System and the Joplin Family Y present the Freeman Family 5K and 1-mile Fun Run and the Joplin Family Y Healthy Kids Day beginning at 8:00 am Saturday, April 11, at Joplin Family Y South, 3404 McIntosh Circle Drive.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Mar 31, 2015

Freeman Neosho Employees on the Move for Good Health

Spring days often mean beautiful weather, and Freeman Neosho Hospital is celebrating National Walking Day by encouraging its employees to get some fresh air and get moving.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Mar 18, 2015

Freeman Health Essentials Again Earns Highest Mark of Quality

Freeman Health Essentials, a home medical equipment and service provider for the Four State area, has once again earned accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA).
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Mar 10, 2015

Freeman Neosho Hospital Announces Partnership with Neosho R-5

The Neosho R-5 School District is announcing a partnership with Freeman Neosho Physicians Group to provide healthcare to students and faculty in an easily accessible venue.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jan 05, 2015

New Year Baby Derby

What better way for ringing in the New Year than spending it in Freeman Hospital West’s Maternity Center where new mom, Sonia Rosales of Granby, welcomed her new baby girl, weighing in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. and 20.5 inches in length.
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Nov 21, 2014

Freeman Receives Highest Possible Patient Safety Score

Only Health System in Southwest Missouri to Receive an “A” from The Leapfrog Group
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 07, 2014

Babies Born at Freeman Featured on Billboard

The Freeman Health System baby billboard is back by popular demand. The billboard, located at South Main and 32nd Streets, showcases babies born at Freeman Maternity Center.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Nov 03, 2014

AARP Smart Driver Course Offered in Neosho and Webb City

Older adults have an opportunity to refresh their driving skills and may save money on auto insurance by taking part in the AARP Smart Driver™ Course offered in Neosho and Webb City by Freeman Advantage.
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CMNH

Oct 27, 2014

Joplin Love's Travel Stop raises funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

More than $13,000 was raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the Joplin Love’s Travel Stop fundraising campaign during August and September.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Oct 06, 2014

St. Peter's Outreach House donates food for Freeman dialysis patients

St. Peter’s Outreach House in Joplin is lending a helping hand to patients at Freeman Health System Nephrology & Dialysis Center.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Oct 06, 2014

March of Dimes recognizes Freeman Health System for helping babies get a healthy start in life

Freeman Health System is one of 19 hospitals in Missouri recognized by the March of Dimes for having zero elective early inductions or Cesarean deliveries performed before the 39th week of pregnancy.
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Ozark Center

Sep 25, 2014

Clay shooting competition will benefit Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism

Clays for a Cause, a clay shooting competition to benefit Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, will be held Saturday, October 4, at Claythorne Lodge in Columbus, Kan.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Sep 25, 2014

Freeman Health System chosen to organize Joplin Christmas parade

Freeman Health System officials say being chosen to organize the Joplin Christmas parade is a great opportunity to support the community and help continue a holiday tradition.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Sep 17, 2014

Carl Junction Schools partners with Freeman Health System to offer enhanced health services for students and staff

Carl Junction Schools and Freeman Health System are partnering to provide a comprehensive school-based health program for students and staff.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Sep 09, 2014

Freeman named MSSU's exclusive sports med and rehabilitation services provider

Freeman Health System signed a long-term, exclusive partnership with Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) to become its official sports medicine and rehabilitation services provider.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Aug 21, 2014

Freeman celebrates NICU's 20th year and unveils Angel Eye

Freeman Health System opened its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) knowing the need for such care was undeniable.
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Ozark Center

Aug 05, 2014

Construction begins on new Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism

Armed with gold shovels and teal hardhats, supporters of Freeman Health System and Ozark Center, Freeman’s behavioral health division, overturned mounds of dirt, officially signaling the start of construction.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 29, 2014

Freeman first in region to offer latest cardiac monitoring technology

Physicians at nationally ranked Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute are the first in the region to offer their patients a tiny, implantable device that is life-changing – and potentially life-saving – for those in need of cardiac monitoring.
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Jul 28, 2014

Freeman tops CareChex ratings

A major medical quality rating organization awarded a multitude of service lines across Freeman Health System with top rankings at the national, state, regional and local levels based upon medical excellence and patient safety.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 23, 2014

Freeman provides free physicals to local area athletes

Each spring and summer, Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center provides free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes from nearly 20 local schools.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 08, 2014

Nationally recognized heart care comes to Grove

Freeman Health System has expanded its nationally recognized cardiac care to the Grove, Okla., area.
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Jul 07, 2014

Freeman Neosho named Employer of the Month

Following a nine-month renovation project, Freeman Neosho Hospital will celebrate its recent facilities enhancement with the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Jun 25, 2014

New accreditation and technology indicate excellence at Freeman Wound Care

In addition to offering two new services – Freeman Wound Care received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

May 27, 2014

Freeman receives international award for improving patient care

Freeman Health System received the 2014 Truven Health Advantage Award for Overall Performance and the Truven Performance Efficiency Award.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

May 27, 2014

COBRA health insurance recipients now have more options

Freeman Health System certified application counselors (CACs) are available to assist southwest Missouri residents currently utilizing COBRA health insurance find a less expensive option.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

May 19, 2014

Freeman Ambulance Service celebrates its first decade

Freeman Ambulance Service is celebrating its tenth year of operation. In total, it is estimated staff have responded to 23,000 emergency calls from the 540-mile McDonald County area.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 29, 2014

Perigo promoted to service line director

Freeman Health System promoted Kelli Perigo to Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute service line director.
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Apr 28, 2014

Freeman receives 2014 VHA Excellence Award

Freeman Health System received an Excellence Award for Supply Chain Management from VHA Inc., a national network serving more than 5,100 health system members.
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Ozark Center

Apr 28, 2014

Freeman and Ozark Center welcome new chief operating officer

Mary Parrigon, a 24-year employee with Freeman Health System, has been named chief operating officer for Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 22, 2014

Freeman Partners with Pitt State Athletic Program

Freeman Health System joins forces with Pittsburg State University (PSU) to become the university's official sports medicine and rehabilitation partner.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 14, 2014

Sexual assault awareness is everyone's responsibility 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime

Two-hundred and twenty female and male victims of sexual assault have been aided by Freeman Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program since its inception in 2009.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 11, 2014

Freeman provides free physicals to 2,000 area athletes

Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will provide free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 07, 2014

Freeman chief medical information officer blends expertise as physician and software developer

Dr. Glodek comes to Freeman with a 20 year career in healthcare.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Feb 28, 2014

Freeman fitness initiatives reach platinum level

Freeman Health System has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association because of its initiatives to help employees eat better and move more.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Feb 28, 2014

Time change leaves many tired

On Sunday, March 9, the time will spring forward, making it hard for many to fall back to sleep. Adjusting to the springtime loss of an hour is often more difficult than gaining one in the fall.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jan 14, 2014

Children's Kansas City and Freeman Health System join forces to advance pediatric care in Southwest Missouri

Freeman Health System announces today that it is affiliating with Children’s Kansas City to enhance care for children in southwest Missouri.
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Oct 21, 2013

Freeman West ranked among nation's best for quality

National Research Corporation named Freeman Hospital West among the nation’s top hospitals, as well as one of the top ranked in the Joplin area.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Oct 03, 2013

Grow Your Own grant to help students learn about healthcare careers

Freeman Health System has been awarded a "Grow Your Own" grant from the Missouri Hospital Association.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Sep 24, 2013

October fundraising benefits women in need of screening mammogram

During October, Freeman Health System will host several fundraising initiatives to benefit the health system’s Helping Friends Mammogram Fund.
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Sep 16, 2013

Freeman leads Health Insurance Marketplace education

Missouri Foundation for Health has awarded Freeman Health System an “Expanding Coverage” grant to help southwest Missouri consumers better understand health insurance stipulations mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that take effect January 1, 2014.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Aug 29, 2013

Freeman recognized for quality in cardiac care

As part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri has recognized Freeman Health System with a Blue Distinction Center® designation for delivering quality cardiac care.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 17, 2013

Freeman provides free physicals to area athletes

Throughout the year, Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center provides free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school, and college athletes from nearly 20 schools.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 17, 2013

Freeman ranked No. 4 hospital in state by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report today released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. The report, which for 24 years has saluted the nation’s premier hospitals, ranked Freeman Health System No. 4 in the state of Missouri for a second consecutive year.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jul 17, 2013

Freeman provides free physicals to area athletes throughout the year

Throughout the year, Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center provides free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school, and college athletes from nearly 20 schools.
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Jul 16, 2013

Freeman names new medical education director

Freeman Health System is proud to announce Dr. Robert McNab’s expanded role as director of medical education. Dr. McNab will continue to serve as director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and as a part-time hospitalist.
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Jul 03, 2013

Freeman OccuMed extends Carthage clinic hours

Freeman OccuMed has expanded its clinic hours in Carthage.
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Jun 03, 2013

Freeman West unveils kitchen and servery transformation

Gone is a hospital cafeteria as it was once known. In its place is the sleek, modern, eco-friendly, and efficient kitchen, servery, and dining area at Freeman Hospital West.
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Apr 25, 2013

Two Freeman specialties ranked among top in the state

Blue Distinction® is a national designation program that recognizes hospitals demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care safely, efficiently, and effectively.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Apr 05, 2013

Freeman to provide free participation physicals to area athletes

Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will provide free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Mar 20, 2013

Grant enables purchase of tornado shelters for Turnaround Ranch

A grant from the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund will allow for the purchase and installation of seven tornado shelters at Ozark Center Turnaround Ranch, an organization that assists local youths with emotional and behavioral problems.
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Mar 18, 2013

Freeman recognized as total joint specialty center

Freeman Health System is proud to announce its designation as a Premium Total Joint Specialty Center by UnitedHealth Premium, which recognizes quality of care.
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Mar 13, 2013

Two-phase remodel underway at Freeman Neosho

Freeman Neosho Hospital is receiving a $120,000 facelift.
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Ozark Center

Mar 08, 2013

Ozark Center opens apartments for homeless youth

Ozark Center officially opened a second Pre-Adult Transitional Housing (PATH) apartment complex, a new residence to homeless youth in need of long-term housing, as well as assistance developing essential life skills.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jan 31, 2013

Freeman names cardiology unit director

Freeman Health System is proud to welcome Trish Shuler as cardiology unit director. A 15-year veteran in the healthcare industry, Shuler will work to continue a high level of quality patient outcomes and provide support and guidance for cardiology staff.
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Jan 29, 2013

Freeman work injury treatment earns praise

Freeman Work Injury Therapy received an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®), a nationwide outcomes database and reporting service for healthcare providers.
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Ozark Center

Jan 17, 2013

Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Announces Show-Me Careers

Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism is one of eight sites throughout the state chosen to implement the Show-Me Careers project.
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Freeman Flying F Logo Fixed

Jan 04, 2013

Freeman employees participate in Domestic Preparedness training

Ten employees from Freeman Health System and Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala.
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Dec 15, 2012

Freeman announces new contracted care director

Freeman Health System is proud to announce the promotion of Jonathan Wallner to contracted care director.
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Dec 07, 2012

Freeman Health System bond rating upgraded

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has upgraded the financial outlook for Freeman Health System and affirmed its BBB+ long-term credit rating.
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Nov 27, 2012

Freeman honored for organ and tissue donation efforts

Freeman Health System was one of two hospitals recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) for its exceptional leadership in raising awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
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Nov 20, 2012

Freeman Neosho welcomes new administrative leader

Freeman Health System is proud to announce the promotion of Renee Denton to Freeman Neosho Hospital Director of Administrative Services.
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Oct 25, 2012

Gov. Nixon earns designation as Freeman Fellow

Governor Jay Nixon became the seventh person in the 90-year history of Freeman Health System to be named a Freeman Fellow.
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Freeman Flying F

Oct 17, 2012

Freeman ER staff recognized for lifesaving care

Emergency Room staff at Freeman Hospital West were recently recognized for their successful efforts to save the life of a critically injured patient.
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Freeman Flying F

Oct 16, 2012

Gov. Nixon given sneak preview of completed 6th floor

Governor Jay Nixon today joined Freeman Health System administrators for a sneak peak tour of Gary & Donna Hall Tower sixth floor.
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Ozark Center

Oct 12, 2012

Turnaround Ranch pays it forward

A generous gift from Tri-State Area Contractors Association (TSACA) encouraged students at Ozark Center Turnaround Ranch to pay it forward.
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Sep 26, 2012

Freeman recognized for employee health initiative

Freeman Health System was recognized for its employee health initiatives with the Health at Work Silver Award. Sponsored by ComPsych®, this award honors organizations that promote employee health and wellness.
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Sep 24, 2012

Ozark Center receives $1.6 million grant to expand services and treatment for abused children

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon joined Ozark Center and Freeman Health System to announce a $1.6 million grant-funded initiative to improve treatment and services for abused youth.
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Sep 19, 2012

Ozark Center and Magic Moments offer equine therapy to veterans

Magic Moments Riding Therapy and Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman Health System, are partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project to offer equine therapy to area veterans.
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Freeman Flying F

Sep 18, 2012

3-D surgical imaging first of its kind of Four States

Freeman Health System has entered a new era in advanced patient care, thanks to the O-arm® Multidimensional Imaging System.
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Sep 14, 2012

Freeman Cancer Institute announces new assistant director

Freeman Health System is proud to announce Connie Mock’s new role as Freeman Cancer Institute Assistant Director.
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Ozark Center

Sep 04, 2012

Funding provides social skills classes for young adults with autism

Richard Snider confidently walked into a job interview three months ago. He sat across from his interviewer and engaged in conversation. As he spoke about his past job experience, Snider made eye contact and transitioned easily from one topic to another.
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Ozark Center

Aug 20, 2012

New technology aids local children living with autism

Technology today serves an infinite number of purposes—it entertains, it guides, it teaches. And for students at the Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, it opens doors to worlds unknown.
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Aug 16, 2012

Freeman Marketing captures gold and silver at 29th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards

The Marketing Department at Freeman Health System earned recognition at the 29th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report. Nearly 4,000 entries were received this year, making the competition the largest of its kind.
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Freeman Flying F

Jul 20, 2012

Freeman provides free participation physical exams to area athletes

Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will offer free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 1,000 local high school and college athletes.
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Freeman Flying F

Jul 20, 2012

Freeman provides free physicals to area school athletes

Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will offer free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 1,000 local high school and college athletes.
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Jul 08, 2012

Freeman ranked #4 hospital in state by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report today released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. The report, which for 23 years has saluted the nation’s premiere hospitals, ranked Freeman Health System #4 in the state of Missouri.
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Jul 02, 2012

Freeman Health Essentials earns highest mark of quality

Freeman Health Essentials, a home medical equipment and service provider for the Four State area, has earned accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA).
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Jun 12, 2012

Healing Joplin comes to close

In the beginning, their role as man-on-the-street counselors was simply to listen—to allow that person standing in front of them to share his story. And everyone, it seemed, had a story to share.
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Apr 03, 2012

Freeman recommits to Healthy Food in Healthcare Pledge

By re-signing the Healthy Food in Healthcare Pledge, Freeman continues its efforts to improve the community’s well-being through food policy change.
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Mar 23, 2012

U.S. News & World Report ranks Freeman Health System high performing in five specialities

Freeman Health System has been ranked high performing in five specialties by the U.S. News & World Reports 2011-12 Best Hospitals assessment.
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Mar 17, 2012

Freeman protocol earns national recognition

Phillips Enterprise Patient Informatics Solutions Users Group (EPIS) honored Freeman Health System with an Industry Impact Award for advancing patient outcomes in the Maternity Center at Freeman Hospital West.
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Mar 13, 2012

Freeman opens fifth floor

Following a record-breaking month of in patient volumes, Freeman Health System celebrated the completion of the fifth floor of the Gary & Donna Hall Tower at Freeman Hospital West.
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Mar 05, 2012

Freeman Sports & Rehabilitation Center opens

With a quick snip from a pair of oversized scissors, Freeman cut a bright red ribbon, officially opening the doors to its new $2 million rehabilitation and sports center.
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Feb 24, 2012

Freeman Marketing Department earns ADDY approval

Freeman Health System Marketing Department captured the attention of judges for the Joplin Area Advertising Federation’s ADDY® competition.
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Feb 16, 2012

Freeman Neosho opens expanded ER

Expansion projects are underway at all three Freeman campuses, the latest of which will position Freeman Neosho Hospital to better serve its growing number of emergency room patients.
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Feb 09, 2012

Freeman physician joins Southwest Missouri American Red Cross Board

Dr. Kyle Kennedy, Freeman Hospital West Emergency Department Physician Director, has been named to the Southwest Missouri American Red Cross Board of Directors.
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Jan 30, 2012

Ozark Center fully healed after May 22 tornado

After losing half its Joplin facilities in the May 22, 2011, tornado, Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman Health System, is fully restored.
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Jan 10, 2012

Will's Place Officially Opens

Praising Gov. Jay Nixon and the state legislature for their steadfast support, Freeman and Ozark Center administrators officially opened Will’s Place, a healing center for children made possible by a $2 million allocation from the state.
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Jan 01, 2012

Freeman welcomes first baby of 2012!

Norah Pearl Mutic arrived at 12:26 am on January 1, 2012, at Freeman Hospital West. This precious baby girl was welcomed by first-time parents Abby and Nathan Mutic of Joplin. Norah weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 1/2 inches in length.
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