About Freeman Health System

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Awards & Recognitions

What you value, we value too. That is why we set our standards high. Our accomplishments include:

CareChex® – an information service of Quantros, Inc. – ranked Freeman’s hip fracture repair among the Top 100 in the nation for patient safety. Additionally, CareChex rankedFreeman among the top 10 percent in the nation for patient safety in hip fracture repair. Freeman was also recognized in the top 10 percent in the nation for patient safety in interventional coronary care, stroke care and trauma care. Freeman is ranked #1 in market for bariatric surgery, cancer care, cardiac care, interventional carotid care, interventional coronary care, major bowel procedures, spinal surgery, trauma care and women’s health. Learn more.

US News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman No. 4 in the state of Missouri for a third consecutive year for 2014-2015. In addition, Freeman was recognized among the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals in Southwest Missouri and received special designation in seven high-performing specialties, including diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, and pulmonology.

The Leapfrog Group
Freeman Health System received recognition for its commitment to patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog and leading healthcare performance measurement organization. Leapfrog awarded Freeman an “A” grade in the Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score, acknowledging Freeman’s success in protecting patients from errors, injuries and infections. 

UnitedHealth Premium
Freeman was designated as a Total Joint Specialty Center by UnitedHealth Premium for quality of care. To receive this honor, Freeman met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporated measurements of the breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting.

March of Dimes
Freeman Maternity Center received a perfect score for eliminating early elective deliveries from the March of Dimes.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Freeman was recognized by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri as a Blue Distinction Center+ for both Spine Surgery and Cardiac Care. Blue Distinction® is a national designation program that recognizes hospitals demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care safely, efficiently, and effectively.


American Heart Association
Freeman was recognized as a platinum-level worksite and Fit Friendly Company by American Heart Association. Freeman received this designation for offering employees physical activity options in the workplace, increasing healthful eating options, promoting a wellness culture, and demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness. In addition, American Heart Association awarded Freeman its Community Innovation Award in recognition of its Freeman Advantage program. Freeman Advantage is a lifestyle and wellness program for adults 50 and older.


Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker’s Hospital Review recently placed Freeman Health System among the 36 top hospitals in the nation with the lowest 30-day readmission rates for hip and knee replacement surgery. In fact, Freeman tied for fifth place, higher than Mayo Clinic. Our orthopaedic specialists want to give patients the right care at the right time, the first time they come through our doors – and they’ve done just that!

National Research Corporation
Freeman is one of just 279 hospitals nationwide, and the only hospital in this area, to be named a Consumer Choice Award Winner by National Research Corporation for 2016-2017. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in surveys.