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Ozark Center Director Selected for State Leadership Position

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

Mary Parrigon, Executive Director of Ozark Center, the behavioral health division of Freeman Health System, was recently selected as the Chairman of the Missouri Coalition of Community Behavioral Healthcare Executive Board effective July 1, 2015.

The Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare (formerly Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers), founded in 1978, represents Missouri's not-for-profit community mental health centers, as well as alcohol and addiction treatment agencies, affiliated community psychiatric rehabilitation service providers and a clinical call center.

Thirty-two member agencies staffed with more than 9,500 caring and qualified staff annually provide treatment and support services to approximately 250,000 clients.

“To be selected to chair the coalition's executive board is an honor not only for me, but for Ozark Center and the entire Freeman Health System. We are proud of the work we do at Ozark Center and believe our quality of behavioral healthcare is second to none. It's gratifying that the statewide coalition has recognized Ozark Center's leadership in the field by making this selection,” said Parrigon.

Ozark Center provides mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services, serving 14,000 individuals annually and employing 520 talented staff.

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