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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 2014, Freeman earned 90 individual 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 grade possible in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score.

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.

November 25, 2015

Grand Marshals of Joplin Christmas Parade Announced

Freeman Health System is pleased to announce Kim Knight and Nancy Langley will serve as Grand Marshals of the 45th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade. Knight and Langley are the great-granddaughters of Freeman founder John W. Freeman.

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November 19, 2015

Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Celebrates Completion of New Campus

After operating out of temporary facilities for four and a half years, students gathered with Freeman Health System President and Chief Executive Officer, Paula F. Baker, and staff from Ozark Center and Bill & Virginia Center for Autism as they celebrated the completion of a new, permanent facility.

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November 16, 2015

Freeman Hosts Nurse Recruitment Expo

Whether providing direct patient care or supporting those who do, every Freeman Health System employee impacts the quality of the patient experience and level of excellence achieved as a team.

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Physician Spotlight

John Cox

John Cox, DO


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 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.