Freeman News

Freeman Announces New Leadership

September 11, 2019

Kevin Gaudette to Serve as Chief Revenue Officer

Joplin, Mo. – Freeman Health System announces the recent appointment of Kevin Gaudette to the position of Freeman Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Gaudette will oversee business development in southeast Kansas, along with the revenue cycle for Freeman.

“I will be looking at what additional needs there are in Southeast Kansas and opportunities to promote our care to build a stronger integrated healthcare network,” said Gaudette. “I want to let the communities know Freeman is a partner and it is a great place to give care and receive care.”

Gaudette has a bachelor’s in accounting and has worked at Freeman for 18 years. Prior to serving as Chief Revenue Officer, he served as Vice President of Finance, Revenue Cycle. Gaudette will continue to oversee Freeman’s revenue cycle in his new role.

The revenue cycle is the health system’s financial circulatory system. It begins when a patient visits one of Freeman’s facilities and ends when they return home. The revenue cycle interacts with all aspects of the health system from admissions, patient care coordination, social services, medical records, coding and billing. It contributes to the capture, management and collection of patient service revenue.



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.  U.S. News & World Report named Freeman Health System the Best Hospital in Southwest Missouri for 2019.  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