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Welcome to Freeman Health System

Welcome to Freeman Health System

Locally owned, not-for-profit 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.

In 2016, Freeman earned dozens of awards for medical excellence and safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group gave Freeman the highest Hospital Safety Score possible three times in a row.

With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services.

Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius.

Call us today to find a world-class healthcare provider.

Please call the Freeman Physician Finder at
417.347.3767 or 800.297.3337.

May 20, 2016

Butterfly Sculptures Unveiled to Commemorate Tornado Anniversary

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado, two butterfly sculptures were unveiled at Freeman Hospital West and Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. More than 20 large butterfly sculptures have been placed around the Joplin community as a symbol of growth and transformation.

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May 17, 2016

Ozark Center Launches Help Kids Cope App

Developed in direct response to the May 22, 2011, tornado, the app provides guidance on age-appropriate communications about natural disasters with preschool, school-aged and adolescent children.

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May 03, 2016

Miss Missouri Visits Freeman NICU

McKensie Garber, Miss Missouri 2015, recently made a stop at Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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Physician Spotlight

John Cox

John Cox, DO

Cardiologist

John Cox, DO, is a Freeman Health System Cardiologist. Board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, he earned his medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. and completed his residency, internship and fellowship at Riverside Hospital.

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Patient Story

Kristi Seibert

Kristi Seibert

Freeman Patient

"Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute doctors worked together to save my life after I had a widower-maker heart attack – the kind of attack people just don’t survive. I’m grateful for the care I received and don’t know what I would have done without the therapists who helped me through rehabilitation."

Freeman's Neighborhood Care

At Freeman Health System, we're dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare to you and your family. Our doctors, surgeons and specialists live and work in your community. Whether you visit one of our new neighborhood care facilities in Carthage, Lamar, Seneca or Webb City or any of our many partner clinics, you'll know you're in good hands. It's the personal care, close to home, that you've come to expect from Freeman Health System.