Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's hard work with Joplin after the tornado leads to an award from Freeman Health System.
The hospital inducted Nixon as a Freeman Fellow, an honor bestowed on those who go above and beyond to help Freeman.
CEO Paula Baker says Nixon's encouragement and support brought hope to hospital workers after the tornado.
"It's a very high honor but I think it reflects the people working together," says Governor Nixon. "We were able to work with this great organization at a time when this community needed them to lead."
Nixon says he's proud to be in the company of other great fellows like Senator Richard Webster with whom he served in 1986 as a freshman senator. Nixon says it's a testament to what public service can do.