Freeman tops CareChex ratings

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Freeman tops CareChex ratings
JOPLIN, Mo. – A major medical quality rating organization awarded a multitude of service lines across Freeman Health System with top rankings at the national, state, regional and local levels based upon medical excellence and patient safety. CareChex® – a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics – ranked Freeman’s cardiac care among the top 10 percent in the nation for medical excellence. In addition, Freeman’s cardiac care ranked 223 out of thousands of hospital cardiac care facilities across the country. Freeman’s overall medical care was recognized as #1 in the state and was placed among the top 100 in the country for patient safety.

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Additionally, CareChex ranked Freeman among the top 10 percent in the nation for medical excellence in gastrointestinal care and pulmonary care. Freeman was also recognized among the top 100 health systems in the nation for patient safety ratings in interventional coronary care and pulmonary care.

CareChex acknowledged Freeman for a number of other distinctions, including the top 100 hospitals in the nation, top 10 percent in the nation and #1 in the state for medical excellence among major bowel procedures. A complete listing of Freeman’s ratings is provided below.

“As Freeman continues expanding our services into local communities throughout our region, our focus remains on providing the very best care. That is and always will be our highest priority,” said Paula Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am tremendously proud of our physicians, nurses and all who care for our patients. Our many CareChex rankings are a complete reflection of their commitment to healing and caring for our patients.”

Dr. Richard Schooler, Freeman Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said Freeman’s CareChex rankings place Freeman in line with some of our nation’s most prestigious health systems.

“This underscores our commitment to not just providing the highest quality and service but setting the standard for quality and service,” Dr. Schooler said.

CareChex is one of the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information services companies. CareChex is an innovative medical quality rating system designed to help patients evaluate the quality of inpatient care using a patent-pending quality scoring system, which integrates the most reliable quality indicators available in the industry into a single, multi-dimensional, composite score and rating. CareChex provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality, including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences. For access to provider quality ratings, visit CareChex.com.

CareChex Medical Excellence Ratings for Freeman
#1 in state:
  • Major bowel procedures
Top 100 in the nation:
  • Major bowel procedures
Top 10 percent in nation:
  • Cardiac care
  • Gastrointestinal care
  • Major bowel procedures
  • Pulmonary care
#1 in market in:
  • Overall medical care
  • Cancer care
  • Cardiac care
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Gastrointestinal care
  • General surgery
  • Heart attack treatment
  • Interventional carotid care
  • Interventional coronary care
  • Major bowel procedures
  • Major neurosurgery
  • Pneumonia care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Spinal surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Women’s health
CareChex Patient Safety Ratings for Freeman
#1 in state:
  • Overall medical care
Top 100 in nation:
  • Overall medical care
  • Interventional coronary care
  • Pulmonary care
Top 10 percent in nation:
  • Overall hospital care
  • Overall medical care
  • Cardiac care
  • Gastrointestinal care
  • Interventional coronary care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Joint replacement
  • Major bowel procedures
  • Pneumonia care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Stroke care
  • Trauma care
#1 in market:
  • Overall hospital care
  • Overall medical care
  • Overall surgical care
  • Cancer care
  • Cardiac care
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Gastrointestinal care
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • General surgery
  • Heart attack treatment
  • Heart failure treatment
  • Hip fracture repair
  • Interventional coronary care
  • Major bowel procedures
  • Major neurosurgery
  • Pneumonia care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Stroke care
  • Trauma care
About Freeman Health System
Locally owned and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. A not-for-profit health system, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services, and women’s services and has more than 300 physicians on staff. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com or facebook.com/freemanhealthsystem or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at twitter.com/freemanceo.