Freeman Auxiliary Unveils Windows of Inspiration
February 22, 2017
Windows honor volunteers and therapy dogs.
Freeman Auxiliary unveiled two Windows of Inspiration in the walkway between Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute and Freeman Intensive Care Unit. One panel serves as a “thank you” to Freeman Auxiliary Volunteers for giving their time, support and service to Freeman Health System. The second panel honors the many comfort pets and their owners who serve in the Freeman Pet Therapy program. Started in 2014, the Windows of Inspiration program was created to provide spiritual healing to patients and guests. Therapy dogs will be on-site for the unveiling.
Each year, Freeman Auxiliary members raise money through Freeman Gift Gallery, raffles and various events. Freeman Auxiliary supports programs such as Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States, the Chaplains Fund and Turnaround Ranch. Freeman Auxiliary also purchases wheelchairs and other needed hospital equipment.
About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2017, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than five years in a row, and the Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2016 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com, facebook.com/freemanhealthsystem or follow Freeman at twitter.com/FreemanCares4U. Follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at twitter.com/freemanceo.