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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute

September 14, 2017

Physician joins world-class heart team.

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Catherine Nashed to Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Nashed is board-certified in thoracic and general surgery with the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Nashed earned her medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She then completed a residency in general surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass. Dr. Nashed was the first woman to graduate from the cardiothoracic surgery fellowship program at Tufts Medical Center.

“Developing a strong rapport with my patients is important to me,” said Dr. Nashed. “I always want to maintain open and honest communication with my patients because we both benefit. The patient always comes first.”

Dr. Nashed’s clinic is located at Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute, 1102 W. 32nd St., in Joplin, Mo. To schedule an appointment call 417.347.5001.

About 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 2017, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2017 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart 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. For more information, visit