Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through contemporary, innovative, quality healthcare solutions.
Close to home
Freeman in Joplin, Missouri, is a 517-bed, three-hospital system providing comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services to an area that includes more than 450,000 from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
The health system is composed of Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital, and Ozark Center, our behavioral health division. Our medical team, which includes more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties, uses the latest techniques, best practices, and technologies to give you live-saving care close to home.
As the only locally owned, not-for-profit health system in the area, Freeman focuses on meeting the health and wellness needs of those we serve as well as the needs of future generations. Our caregivers, leadership, and board of directors play an active role in identifying the health needs of the region.
Growing with our community
Since the May 22, 2011, tornado, Freeman has responded to increased patient volumes by enhancing our current services and opening new facilities to stay ahead of the needs of our community. Throughout the health system, we have added beds, expanded our services, added new technology, established programs, and provided community outreach to better serve our community and meet the increasing demand for excellence in healthcare.
Providing world-class care
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Freeman as the #1 hospital in Southwest Missouri and #4 hospital in the state of Missouri. In addition, Freeman was recognized among the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals in Southwest Missouri and received special designation in 5 high-performing specialties, including Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, and Pulmonology.