(Joplin, MO) – The Freeman Health System Development Office and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) staff have a new home. They are now housed at 921 East 34th Street across from Freeman East Hospital.
The building was once the Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri. It offers more space for staff, a larger conference room, and easy access for visitors.
Freeman’s Development Office (Development) coordinates giving and donation opportunities for the system, which is a not-for-profit healthcare organization. Charitable donations support a variety of funds, including the Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Fund, Helping Friends with Mammograms Fund, Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute Fund, Ozark Center’s Turnaround Ranch Fund, Children’s Miracle Network Fund, and many others.
Children’s Miracle Network raises funds for local children and families to assist them with medical needs such as prescriptions, medical equipment, and specialty care. Funds are also raised to support Freeman pediatricians and maternal/child departments and supplies, including the Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Freeman Maternity Center, and pediatric departments for pediatric equipment, medical supplies, educational programs, and more. One hundred percent of every dollar raised locally stays local — donations help children and their families in 14 counties in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
Development and CMN were previously housed at 931 East 32nd Street with Freeman Center for Geriatric Medicine and Freeman Sleep Medicine, a six-bed American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited center. The move will allow for an expansion of Freeman Sleep Medicine, which is a multi-disciplinary specialty clinic that provides diagnosis and treatment for people who experience problems with sleep issues and obstructive sleep apnea.
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 2020, 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 named Freeman Health System the Best Hospital in Southwest Missouri for 2020-2021. With more than 320 physicians on staff representing more than 80 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 freemanhealth.com.
Lisa Olliges, Freeman Health System
Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator