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Freeman Health System Earns Top Ratings

November 14, 2018

Freeman Tops CareChex Ratings in Medical Excellence and Patient Safety

 

A major independent medical quality rating organization awarded several service lines at Freeman Health System with top rankings for medical excellence and patient safety at the national, state, regional and local levels. CareChex® ranked Freeman’s bariatric surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care, gall bladder removal, general surgery, interventional carotid care, major bowel procedures, spinal fusion and spinal surgery among the Top 100 in the nation for medical excellence.

Additionally, CareChex ranked Freeman among the top 10 percent in the nation for medical excellence in women’s health. Freeman was also recognized in the top 100 in the nation for patient safety in gall bladder removal, pneumonia care and trauma care. Freeman is ranked #1 in market for bariatric surgery, COPD care, general surgery, interventional carotid care and neurological care.

“Providing excellent care is only possible with our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer. “This recognition by CareChex shows we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for the communities we serve.”

CareChex is an information service of Quantros, Inc.,providing clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of the quality of inpatient medical care incorporating five separate outcomes of care measures. For access to provider quality ratings, visit CareChex.com.

CareChex Medical Excellence Ratings for Freeman

  • Top 100 in nation:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Gall bladder removal
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Major bowel procedures
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal surgery
  • Top 10 percent in nation:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • COPD
    • Gall bladder removal
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Major bowel procedures
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal surgery
    • Women’s health
  • Top 10 percent in region:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • COPD
    • Gall bladder removal
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Major bowel procedures
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal surgery
    • Women’s health
  • #1 in state
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Gall bladder removal
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Spinal surgery
  • Top 10 percent in state:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • COPD
    • Gall bladder removal
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Major bowel procedures
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal surgery
  • #1 in market:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Cancer care
    • COPD
    • Gall bladder removal
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Major bowel procedures
    • Major neurosurgery
    • Pneumonia care
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal surgery
    • Trauma care
    • Women’s health

CareChex Patient Safety Ratings for Freeman

  • Top 100 in nation:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Neurological care
  • Top 10 percent in nation:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • COPD
    • Gall bladder removal
    • Gastrointestinal care
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Neurological care
    • Pneumonia care
  • Top 10 percent in region:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • COPD
    • Gall bladder removal
    • Gastrointestinal care
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Neurological care
    • Pneumonia care
    • Spinal surgery
  • Top 10 percent in state:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • COPD
    • Gastrointestinal care
    • General surgery
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Neurological care
  • #1 in market:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • COPD
    • Gall bladder removal
    • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
    • Heart attack treatment
    • Hip fracture repair
    • Interventional carotid care
    • Neurological care
    • Pneumonia care
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal surgery
    • Women’s health

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 freemanhealth.com.