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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.

June 22, 2016

Dr. Larry McIntire Named Physician of the Year

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) recently named Dr. Larry McIntire, Freeman Ear, Nose and Throat Program Director, Physician of the Year at the MAOPS President’s Banquet. “I was shocked to receive this extraordinary honor,” said Dr. McIntire. “This recognition would not have been considered without the Freeman physicians, staff, administration and board of directors working together to care for the patient population and promote the medical school. Our combined efforts toward preparing for delivering care and medical education is in keeping with our mission.”

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June 21, 2016

Paula F. Baker Honored as Grassroots Champion

One hospital leader from each state is honored for his or her work during the previous year in effectively educating elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community. “I’m honored to be named Missouri’s Grassroots Champion,” said Baker. “Healing the sick and injured is only part of the job. Helping people stay healthy is key. So is informing and engaging legislators, community leaders and the public on important issues in healthcare.”

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June 14, 2016

Freeman Offers Easy Access to Healthcare for Seneca Students, Parents and School Staff

Effective for the 2016 – 2017 school year, Freeman Health System announced a school-based health program with the Seneca R-7 School District. The goal is to increase the health of students and staff, and decrease time lost time in the classroom and at work for both staff and parents.

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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'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.