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Freeman Achieves Elite National Recognition

November 08, 2018

Hospital Earns Grade “A” in Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Score

For the fifth straight time, Freeman Health System was honored with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Score. Freeman is one of 14 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade. The score rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections.

“Safe, high-quality patient care is a priority of Freeman,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer. “This rating reflects our staff’s commitment to providing the highest level of patient safety and quality of care to our patients.”

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single-letter grade. The methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent.

Consumers can view scores online free of charge. To see how Freeman Health System’s score compares locally and nationally, visit or follow The Leapfrog Safety Group on Twitter or Facebook.

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. For 2019, 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 Fall 2018 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