Joplin’s Freeman Health System cuts ribbon on expanded sleep center

Freeman Health System in Joplin on Thursday cut the ribbon on a new sleep center. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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According to the CDC, in 2014, Missouri was one of several states where between 32 and 34.9% of residents didn’t get at least seven hours of sleep a night. Freeman in Joplin sees the potential for growth due to the number of Americans struggling to get a good night of shuteye.

The health systems sleep center was recently relocated, renovated, expanded its square footage to allow for two more sleep study laboratory beds and remodeling other sleep study rooms. The center is a multi-disciplinary specialty clinic that provides diagnosis and treatment for people ages four and up who experience problems with poor sleep. Freeman’s sleep center offices are now located at 32nd and Indiana Avenue in Joplin. For 89 KRPS I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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