Freeman Cancer Institute announces new assistant director

Friday, September 14, 2012 - Freeman Cancer Institute announces new assistant director

JOPLIN, Mo.—Freeman Health System is proud to announce Connie Mock’s new role as Freeman Cancer Institute Assistant Director. In her new position, Mock will work closely with administrators and physicians at Freeman Cancer Institute to plan, implement, direct, coordinate, and evaluate the nursing functions at Freeman Cancer Institute.

An employee of the health system for nearly 11 years, Mock earned an associate degree in nursing from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma. She became an oncology certified nurse in 2002. 

“Connie is a shining example of the compassion and dedication Freeman Cancer Institute is known for,” said Della Castillo, Freeman Cancer Institute Director. “A knowledgeable leader in our organization, Connie will continue to inspire and motivate staff in her new role.”

About Freeman Health System

Based in Joplin, Missouri, Freeman Health System is the area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, serving southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas. Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services, including cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and women’s services, with more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties. For more information, visit or, or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at