Learn about what’s new in local healthcare with Freeman Health System’s newsletter, Freeman in a Flash. Read about a new medical office, workplace wellness, upcoming events, and much more. 

Freeman Hosted Groundbreaking for Medical Office Building

Freeman Health System held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 31 for a new $10.1 million medical office building at 34th Street and McIntosh Circle.

The medical office building is part of phase one for a long-term expansion plan for Freeman. The building will house offices for physicians specializing in pain management, dermatology, urology, general surgery, and others in the near future.

Find out more here.

Freeman Brings Pain Management Physician to Pittsburg

Dr. Roger Misasi, interventional pain management specialist, is no stranger to southeast Kansas. He was born in Pittsburg, raised in Arma, attended St. Mary’s Colgan and Pittsburg State University, and was a founding physician and anesthesiologist of the surgery center in Pittsburg.

For the past eight years, Dr. Misasi has been driving to the Kansas City area for work while his wife and daughter lived in Pittsburg. Joining the Freeman Specialty Clinic of Pittsburg means he is home for good.

“It’s great, really,” said Dr. Misasi. “I’ve been living in both places. This creates a balance between work and personal life.”

Read more here.

World Hepatitis Day

Each year on July 28, the World Health Organization sponsors World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness about the global burden of viral hepatitis. This year’s theme, Hep Can’t Wait, emphasizes that we must act now to address the problem of hepatitis.

Protect yourself with a Hepatitis B screening and learn about screening for Hepatitis C. Contact Freeman OccuMed at 417.347.6625 to schedule your Hepatitis A and B vaccinations or to check immunity levels from previous vaccinations. Onsite vacations are available.

Learn more here.

MOCAN Quarterly Conference Registration Open

Registration for the July Quarterly MOCAN Conference is now open. This quarter’s topic is all things Worksite Wellness, so invite anyone who may be interested outside of the MOCAN membership!

Speakers will present on worksite environment, culture, moving back to in-office from remote work, occupational balance and more. Companies will receive their Worksite Wellness Awards. An overview of the Missouri WorkWell Toolkit will round out the activities.

Register online to receive the Zoom link to the conference.

Cost: Free

Contact: Candace Rodman at 660.269.9656

Register and learn more here.

Freeman Hosting Joplin Area Chamber Morning Brew

Hosted once a month, the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Morning Brews highlight individual businesses and offer an informal setting for the area’s business professionals to meet, mingle, and make contacts. This month’s Morning Brew is hosted by Freeman and will take place in the Freeman Hospital Tower Conference Rooms from 7:30 to 8:30 am on Friday, July 8. You can learn more here.

We’ll see you there!

Wellness for Business Series: Part 2, Building Your Employee Wellness Program

During this free session, attendees will be guided through a “crash course” in workplace wellness by the WorkWell Missouri Toolkit. Developed to assist businesses in starting, adding to, or maintaining a wellness program, this is a step-by-step guide for employers to use in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating a workplace wellness program.

Interested individuals can register to participate in-person at the Freeman Business Center, here, or register here to attend virtually.

Caregiver Support Group

The Freeman Caregiver Support Group will meet on Thursday, January 20 at 10:30 am in the Freeman East Conference Rooms.

Join fellow caregivers for this support group meeting to gain advice on what lies ahead, make new friends and learn how to better take care of family members. Door prizes will be given out.

RSVP to Kathy Mason at 417.347.8463 or kdmason@freemanhealth.com. To see the full list of upcoming events offered by Freeman, click here.

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