Awards & Recognitions

What you value, we value too. That is why we set our standards high. Our accomplishments include:

The CareChex quality rating system helps consumers evaluate and make decisions about where to obtain the best medical care. Demonstrating its commitment to patient care and safety, Freeman Health System earned awards in 90 separate categories. Learn more.

US News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman No. 4 in the state of Missouri for a second consecutive year. In addition, Freeman was recognized among the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals in Southwest Missouri and received special designation in seven high-performing specialties, including diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, and pulmonology.

Leapfrog Group
Freeman received an “A” grade representing our health system’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.

UnitedHealth Premium
Freeman was designated as a Total Joint Specialty Center by UnitedHealth Premium for quality of care. To receive this honor, Freeman met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporated measurements of the breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality, and outcomes reporting.

March of Dimes
Freeman Maternity Center received a perfect score for eliminating early elective deliveries from the March of Dimes.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Freeman was recognized by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery, and Cardiac Care. Blue Distinction® is a national designation program that recognizes hospitals demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care safely, efficiently, and effectively.

American Heart Association
Freeman was recognized as a platinum-level worksite and Fit Friendly Company by American Heart Association. Freeman received this designation for offering employees physical activity options in the workplace, increasing healthful eating options, promoting a wellness culture, and demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

National Research Corporation
National Research Corporation named Freeman Hospital West among the nation’s top hospitals. Through household surveys, local consumers ranked Freeman Joplin’s best hospital for doctors, nurses, and overall quality care. Because of this distinction, Freeman received a National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award.