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Freeman Welcomes Director of Professional Development

January 06, 2017

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Kami Gollhofer as director of professional development.

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Kami Gollhofer as director of professional development. Some of her responsibilities include designing, developing and evaluating quality education programs for Freeman.

“I see a more robust program in Freeman’s future – including professional development opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff,” said Gollhofer. “Solid continuing education programs can help a hospital attract and retain its workforce.”

Before joining Freeman, Gollhofer coordinated special projects and served as liaison to the dean at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She also served as Health Career Coordinator and Clinical Education Coordinator for Missouri State University, Area Health Education Center in Joplin. 

“With a strong background in higher education, Kami was the perfect choice for the position,” said Jeffrey Carrier, Freeman Chief Clinical Officer. “She will be a highly-visible leader and role model and will enable clinical and non-clinical staff alike to be the most knowledgeable professionals they can be.”

In addition to designing new education programs, Gollhofer will be responsible for current programs at Freeman, including coordinating the job shadowing program for local schools, simulation labs and Freeman Grand Rounds – an education program presented by University of Kansas (KU) Medical Center Office of Continuing Education and KU Area Health Education Center-East in conjunction with Freeman.

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 2017, 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 ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than four years in a row, and the Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2016 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular 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 or or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at