About Freeman Health System

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About Us

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. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman #1 Hospital in Southwest Missouri in 2014-15, and The Leapfrog Group gave Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 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.

Freeman Health System Hospital in Joplin, MOOur mission 

Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through contemporary, innovative, quality healthcare solutions.

Close to home 

Freeman in Joplin, Missouri, is a 460-bed, three-hospital system providing comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services to an area that includes more than 450,000 from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

The health system is composed of Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center, our behavioral health division. Our medical team, which includes more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties, uses the latest techniques, best practices, and technologies to give you life-saving care close to home.


As the only locally owned, not-for-profit health system in the area, Freeman focuses on meeting the health and wellness needs of those we serve as well as the needs of future generations. Our caregivers, leadership and board of directors play an active role in identifying the health needs of the region.

Growing with our community 

Since the May 22, 2011, tornado, Freeman has responded to increased patient volumes by enhancing our current services and opening new facilities to stay ahead of the needs of our community. Throughout the health system, we have added beds, expanded our services, added new technology, established programs and provided community outreach to better serve our community and meet the increasing demand for excellence in healthcare.

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