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Freeman Volunteer Garners Top Honors

November 09, 2018

Earline Kelley Named Outstanding Auxilian of the Year

Freeman Health System celebrates the accomplishments of Earline Kelley, Freeman Auxiliary Member and Volunteer, who was named 2018 Outstanding Auxilian by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (MAHA). The award was presented at the Missouri Hospital Association’s 96th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo.

Kelley has volunteered every Monday at Freeman Surgery Check-in desk since 2002, and volunteers Thursdays in Freeman Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She also volunteers at Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, Freeman Development Office and Turnaround Ranch. She has served on Freeman Auxiliary Board of Directors since 2004, including two years as president. In addition to volunteering at Freeman, Kelley has also served on the MAHA Board of Directors in a variety of positions, including president in 2013.  

“We are grateful for Earline’s service to the hospital and consider her a treasured member of the Freeman family,” said Linda McIntosh, Freeman Program Manager of Volunteer Services. “Earline is passionate about helping our patients, guests, staff and the rest of the community.”

For more information about volunteer opportunities call 417.347.4603 or visit 

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. For 2019, 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 Fall 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