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Freeman Earns Workplace Wellness Award

July 18, 2019

Award Recognizes Wellness Initiatives in the Workplace

Freeman Health System has been awarded the Missouri Gold Level Workplace Wellness Award. Freeman, along with six area businesses and school districts, was recognized at the quarterly Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) meeting.

The Missouri Workplace Wellness Award is a collaboration between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), MOCAN and the University of Missouri Extension. The program increases awareness about the importance of worksite wellness for employees. The program also recognizes employers with policies supportive of employee health and wellness.

Along with Freeman, Missouri Southern State University, Neosho Schools, Carl Junction Schools, Springfield Schools and Modine Manufacturing received the Gold Level Award. Employer Advantage received the Bronze Level Award.

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 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. 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