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Freeman Health System was honored with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score. Freeman is one of 17 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade. The score rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
“We are proud to have our physicians and staff recognized for their commitment to patient safety,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer. “When patients come to Freeman, they receive safe, state-of-the-art care that excels in quality time and time again.”
JOPLIN, Mo.—Freeman OccuMed has expanded its clinic hours in Carthage. Due to patient demand, Dr. Rick Haggard, Freeman Occupational Medicine Physician; Linda Sitton, Freeman Nurse Practitioner; and Kathryn Charlton, Freeman Nurse Practitioner, will see patients an additional day each week.
Freeman Work Injury Therapy received an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®), a nationwide outcomes database and reporting service for healthcare providers. These certificates are presented to a select group of providers across the country to recognize excellence in effective treatment. Freeman Work Injury Therapy has demonstrated a greater increase in function for its patients as compared to the national aggregate average. Freeman work injury therapists and physicians safely return employees to work 10 days faster than the national average.
Stephen E. Williamson, MD is an occupational medicine specialist at Freeman OccuMed.
Kathryn Charlton, FNP-C, COHN-S, is a nurse practitioner at Freeman OccuMed in Joplin, Missouri.
Natalie Davenport-Hernandez, FNP-C, is a nurse practitioner at Freeman OccuMed in Joplin, Missouri.