Eagle Award Presented – Nurse Ballinger


Freedom Behavioral Health, Inc. has presented Jessica Ballinger its Eagle Award for heroic actions in the area of professional wellness and behavioral health.


The Eagle Award is Freedom Behavioral Health’s most prestigious award and one of the highest honors a behavioral health professional/partner can be given.


Jessica Ballinger is an LPN who has also worked as an EMT earlier in her career, as well as working at the Department of Corrections before joining ACH as the Caldwell, MO nurse.


According to Mental Health America, “Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.” Freedom Behavioral Health is proud to promote the heroic actions and efforts of the individuals working in this important field. Nurse Ballinger performed an exceptional act under emergency conditions, and the action rendered directly resulted in sustaining a human life.


Jessica Ballinger received the award during a presentation in August 2022.