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We're honored that U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman as the #1 hospital in Southwest Missouri and #4 in the state of Missouri for 2012-2013. In addition, Freeman received special designation in 5 high-performing specialties, including:
The Best Hospitals rankings judge medical centers on their competence in high-stakes situations. According to U.S. News & World Report, a ranked hospital in neurology and neurosurgery, for example, faces far more complicated conditions than other hospitals. Other hospital ratings examine how well hospitals treat conditions or perform procedures. The rankings consider how a hospital responds to patients who are especially at risk because of age, physical condition, infirmities, or the challenging nature of the surgery or other care needed.