Freeman Health System employee recognized by Bright Futures

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Pictured are Bret Ingle, West Central Elementary School Principal; Michelle Taylor-Bay, Freeman Supply Chain Director and Bright Futures Volunteer of the Month; Sarah Coyne, Joplin Bright Futures Director; Duane Dreiling, Executive Director of United Way SWMO/SEKS.

Freeman Health System Supply Chain Director Michelle Taylor-Bay is the December Bright Futures Volunteer of the Month for West Central Elementary, in Joplin. Taylor-Bay was presented with a certificate from Joplin Schools and Bright Futures leadership.

“I help with activities year-round, including Student of the Month t-shirts, all holiday parties, Lunch Pals, annual teacher appreciation breakfast, parent-teacher conferences and the annual school carnival,” said Taylor-Bay. “I support needs as they arise during the school year. We raised funds for the school sound system, playground equipment and PE equipment.”

Taylor-Bay has been supporting West Central since 2012 and says she couldn’t have done it without help from her Freeman co-workers who provided a great deal of their own time and resources. Taylor-Bay says it’s a lot of fun and she will continue the support of West Central Elementary and its students as long as possible.

Freeman Health System is 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