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Expanding services for you
In 2008, Freeman opened the Gary & Donna Hall Tower at Freeman West. In consideration of future expansion, our senior leaders and Board of Directors left 2 extra floors unfinished: the 5th and 6th floors. Since the May 22, 2011, tornado, Freeman has experienced a 20% increase in the number of patients staying in the hospital. To meet this demand, we have finished these floors, adding 58 private patient rooms.

Our goal for this expansion is to reduce wait times and make each patient's hospital experience as pleasant as possible. All of the spacious rooms on the 5th and 6th floors are private, with patient-centered amenities, such as a family area in each room and a place for visitors to sleep.

The 5th floor opened in March 2012. On the 5th floor, the Cardiac/Medical Unit serves heart, general surgery, and orthopaedic patients. Each patient bed is equipped with advanced cardiac monitoring technology, and nurses on this floor have advanced cardiac training as well. The 5th floor includes:

  • Cardiac/Medical Unit, with advanced heart monitoring capabilities
  • Freeman Infusion Center, where patients can receive a variety of intravenous therapies on an outpatient basis
The 6th floor, which includes the Transitional Care Unit, is dedicated to patients needing critical care services. It opened in October 2012.


Patients in both of these new units communicate with nursing staff through a new call light system, chosen by nurses involved in the Shared Governance program. This new system improves efficiency, collaboration, and quality of patient care.

Freeman Hospital West
1102 West 32nd Street
Joplin, Missouri 64804
417.347.1111