Freeman News

Freeman Announces New Emergency-Trauma Services Director

August 19, 2019

New Director has More than 20 Years of Emergency Critical Care Experience

Freeman Health System announces Hilary Riley, RN, as the new Freeman Emergency/Trauma Services Director.

Riley is a familiar face, having worked at Freeman as Assistant Director of Emergency/Trauma Services and an emergency room registered nurse (RN). She also served as a flight nurse and Clinical Base Supervisor for MedFlight, a paramedic and emergency medical technician. 

“We want to ensure our patients receive the best care possible when they come to Freeman Emergency Department,” said Riley. “I’m looking forward to this leadership opportunity and continuing to work with a great staff.”

In her role at Freeman, Riley will be responsible for promoting quality care and professional nursing practice, identifying excellence in the delivery of nursing services to patients and implementing best practices in Freeman Emergency Department.

Riley earned her Associate of Science in nursing from Southwest Baptist University in Springfield, Mo. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.

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 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. 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