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Freeman Earns Recertification for Level II Trauma Program

July 18, 2019

Recertification Recognizes Dedication to Providing World-class Trauma Care

Recognizing its dedication to providing world-class care to traumatically injured patients, Freeman Hospital West has earned a recertification of its Level II Trauma Program through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The program received the full five-year Level II recertification, the most years allowed by the state.

As a Level II Trauma Center, Freeman provides 24-hours a day comprehensive trauma care including essential specialties, physicians, surgeons and equipment, as well as education, prevention and outreach programs.

“Our distinction as a Level II Trauma Center is a testament to the high quality emergency care provided by our staff,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer. “As a Level II Trauma Center, our community can rest assured that we are always ready to treat a wide range of complex traumatic injuries that require rapid intervention.” 

Recertification involved achieving superior results after a review of medical records, interviews with hospital staff across departments, and tours of the Willcoxon Emergency/Trauma Center and other Freeman Hospital West facilities.

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