Building for the future
We’re growing for you! Since the May 22, 2011, tornado, we've responded to our community's needs by enhancing our current services and opening new facilities. Throughout the health system, we're adding patient beds, expanding our medical and behavioral health services, investing in new technology, and providing community outreach programs.
Please pardon any inconvenience caused by construction—we’ll do our best to keep the noise level to a minimum. Most construction work occurs 8 am-6 pm. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your stay with us more comfortable.
In 2012, we opened 59 new patient rooms with advanced medical capabilities on the 5th and 6th floors of Gary & Donna Hall Tower. The Cardiac/Medical Unit on the 5th floor, as well as Freeman Infusion Center, opened in March 2012. The Transitional Care Unit/Surgical Intensive Care Unit, on the 6th floor, opened in October 2012.
In June 2013, we unveiled a complete redesign of the kitchen, servery, and cafeteria at Freeman West. The new space also allows for the introduction of hotel-style patient room service beginning in July 2013.
The Daily Grind coffee shop opened in August 2012, proudly serving Starbucks® coffee, Anderson's cinnamon rolls, and cupcakes from cupcakesbyliz.
Finally, Freeman Laboratory recently received a $1.3 million investment in new lab equipment. The new equipment reduces wait times for patients who need test results.
Freeman East recently acquired a stationary positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner, the only in-house unit in the area. This cutting-edge technology allows physicians to view highly detailed images of the body help diagnose cancer, cardiac conditions, and neurological disorders.
20 new adult psychiatric beds opened in January 2012 to meet an increased need for care. In addition, many areas are being renovated, including Radiology, Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation.
Gary Duncan Women’s Pavilion opened in November 2011, bringing the latest in digital mammography and ultrasound technologies to Freeman Neosho patients. Additionally, Freeman Neosho expanded emergency services by adding more rooms in the Emergency Room.
Freeman Cancer Institute
A $100,000 renovation in July 2012 added 3 exam rooms and 6 new infusion chairs for patients receiving non-chemotherapy IV treatments at Freeman Cancer Institute.
Freeman Center for Geriatric Medicine
Freeman Center for Geriatric Medicine recently completed a renovation of its office to include additional exam rooms to its offerings.
Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center
In March 2012, Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center opened on East 32nd Street in Joplin, providing comprehensive therapy services including physical, occupational, speech, hand, aquatic, and lymphedema therapies, as well as sports performance evaluations.
Freeman Wound Care
Freeman Wound Care recently expanded, adding an additional hyperbaric chamber and two more exam rooms.
Will’s Place provides comprehensive behavioral health services to children ages 2-18.