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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.”
On Sunday, March 9, the time will spring forward, making it hard for many to fall back to sleep. Adjusting to the springtime loss of an hour is often more difficult than gaining one in the fall. This change disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm, our natural sleep cycle. Dr. Jason Maxfield, Freeman board-certified sleep medicine physician, said research shows that sleeping too little can impact productivity and a person’s ability to remember and consolidate information.
CPAP stands for "continuous positive airway pressure." CPAP is a treatment that delivers slightly pressurized air during the breathing cycle.
Joplin, Mo – Nursing is a calling. “I have always had a ‘helping’ nature,” says Freeman Health System registered nurse Ashely Sponsel. “My family is full of nurses. It has just always been my dream to be a nurse.”
Freeman night charge nurse Haley Degarmo says, “I became a nurse because I wanted to do something both challenging and rewarding and know that I can make a difference in people's lives every day.”