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Freeman Recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite

May 24, 2018

Award Honors Efforts to Support Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

Freeman Health System joins a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite – Silver Level. Breastfeeding friendly employers proactively support employees who choose to breastfeed their infants. They provide time, space and other benefits to maintain breastfeeding after a mother returns to work.

In collaboration with the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services provided three $500 grants to create private lactation rooms at three locations – Freeman Children’s Clinic, Freeman Pediatric Care and Freeman Human Resources. 

While the grants allowed for the lactation areas to become soothing, private spaces for mothers, Freeman employees provided several finishing touches to make the spaces more relaxing.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2018, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit