Construction in Progress
Freeman has begun construction on many renovations and expansions at Freeman West. All surgery suites are being renovated and an additional state-of-the-art surgery suite will be added. The post-acute care unit (PACU) will be expanded as well. The nursery, postpartum patient rooms and birthing rooms are being renovated to allow babies to room-in with their mothers, with many additional comfort items being added. These renovations include a new, modern look and advanced infant security system.
In September 2014, Carl Junction Schools and Freeman Health System announced a partnership to provide a comprehensive school-based health program for students and staff. The partnership includes services for telehealth, priority scheduling for appointments at the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic and Ozark Center Clinic in Carl Junction, crisis counseling when needed at the clinic or on campus, transportation for students to the local clinics for appointments, dental health services through a partnership with Access Family Health, and a health and wellness education and resource center that will provide individual, class, and group instruction and health coaching.
Children’s Kansas City
Freeman Health System joined with Children’s Kansas City in 2014 to enhance care for area children. As part of this collaboration, Children’s Kansas City opened a permanent location, providing seven pediatric specialty clinics, on the Freeman campus.
In 2015, Inpatient Dialysis relocated to the 6th floor of Freeman West, expanding from four to six stations with an isolation room.
In June 2013, we unveiled a complete redesign of the kitchen, servery and cafeteria at Freeman West. The new space also allows for the introduction of hotel-style patient room service beginning in July 2013.
In 2012, we opened 59 new patient rooms with advanced medical capabilities on the 5th and 6th floors of Gary & Donna Hall Tower. The Cardiac/Medical Unit on the 5th floor, as well as Freeman Infusion Center, opened in March 2012. The 6th floor, dedicated to patients needing critical care services, opened in October 2012. The Daily Grind coffee shop opened in August 2012, proudly serving Starbucks® coffee, Anderson's cinnamon rolls and cupcakes from cupcakesbyliz. Freeman Laboratory made a $1.3 million investment in new lab equipment, reducing wait times for patients who need test results.
20 new adult psychiatric beds opened in January 2012 to meet an increased need for care. In addition, many areas have been renovated, including radiology and Freeman Physical Rehabilitation Unit. In 2011, Freeman East acquired a stationary positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner, the only in-house unit in the area. This leading-edge technology allows physicians to view highly detailed images of the body help diagnose cancer, cardiac conditions, and neurological disorders.
In 2015, a $3 million gift from the Cornell-Beshore family enabled Freeman improve cancer treatment facilities and upgrade technologies to benefit patients with cancer. In honor of this gift, Freeman changed the name of Freeman Cancer Institute to Cornell-Beshore Cancer institute. Under the umbrella of Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, Freeman opened a radiation oncology center at Freeman Hospital East. It includes a world-class linear accelerator for pinpoint treatment of hard-to-reach cancerous tumors. Additionally, the admissions area at Freeman East has been renovated, complete with new paint, new flooring, a new reception area and new volunteer area.
Freeman Neosho opened the La-Z-Boy® Therapeutic Services Center in summer 2014. There, patients receive infusion therapy and cardiac rehabilitation. Patients who require daily, weekly or monthly IV antibiotics or medication injections now benefit from the expanded infusion therapy space, which increased from one to four chairs. Exercise equipment for cardiac rehabilitation patients is also located in the La-Z-Boy Therapeutic Services Center, which features televisions and a color palette designed to bring calm and comfort. In addition to the La-Z-Boy Therapeutic Services Center, Freeman Neosho renovated the waiting area of its intensive care unit, a project also supported by La-Z-Boy. In 2013, the hospital updated its first and second floor main corridors and renovated 21 patient rooms.
In 2011, Freeman Neosho Women’s Pavilion opened, bringing the latest in digital mammography and ultrasound technologies to Freeman Neosho patients. Additionally, Freeman Neosho expanded emergency services by adding more rooms in the emergency room.
Freeman Cancer Institute
A $100,000 renovation in July 2012 added 3 exam rooms and 6 new infusion chairs for patients receiving non-chemotherapy IV treatments at Freeman Cancer Institute.
Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute
Freeman expanded its nationally recognized cardiac care to the Miami and Grove, Oklahoma areas in 2014.
Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center
In March 2012, Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center opened, providing comprehensive therapy services including physical, occupational, speech, hand, aquatic and lymphedema therapies as well as sports performance evaluations.
Freeman Wound Care
Freeman Wound Care recently expanded, adding an additional hyperbaric chamber and two more exam rooms.
Carl Junction residents now have greater access to quality behavioral health services. Ozark Center Carl Junction Clinic, which opened in fall 2014, provides outpatient treatment for individuals who have experienced trauma, suffer from mental health symptoms or have behavioral concerns. The clinic serves children through Will’s Place.
In August 2014, construction began on the new Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. The $4.2 million center will be tailor-made for local youths, designed to deliver autism treatment through the most effective and innovative means possible.
Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism expanded autism services to serve Northwest Arkansas in 2014. Located in Bentonville, Arkansas, and established in 2013, Arkansas Autism Connection was developed by Freeman and Ozark Center in consultation with the Cleveland Clinic Autism Consulting Group.
Ozark Center’s Will’s Place, which opened in January 2012, provides comprehensive behavioral health services to children ages 0-21. Services include therapy, psychiatric evaluations, medication management and case management.