Freeman Caregiver Support Group

Grace Baptist Church Medical Loan Closet Provides Needed Equipment

(Joplin, MO) – A broken hip can mean a patient needs a walker or shower chair. Specialized equipment for any injury can be hard for some to afford, so Grace Baptist Church in Joplin has created a Medical Loan Closet. Freeman Health System Caregiver Support Group will welcome  the loan closet founder, Nicole Watson, to discuss how the loan closet works on Thursday, January 20.

Caregivers will learn that every piece of durable medical equipment is inspected, cleaned and repaired as needed. They can also learn how they can donate equipment they no longer need for their loved one. Wilson is also a clinical nurse consultant with Phoenix Home Care & Hospice.

Facilitated by Freeman Geriatric Center social worker Jennifer Berry, MSW, LCSW, the support group now meets from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Freeman Business Center conference rooms. Guests should enter from the rear parking lot. Physical distancing and mask wearing will be practiced. Refreshments and door prizes are provided.

Please RSVP to Kathy Mason at or call 417.347.8463.

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. 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


Lisa Olliges, Marketing & Media Relations Coordinator
Freeman Health System

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