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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 – The nation and world are now recognizing healthcare workers as heroes, but at Freeman Health System we know that heroism starts the minute someone puts on a healthcare badge for the first time.
“Choosing a career in healthcare is a calling to something deeper and more meaningful than words can express,” says Paula Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer.
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.”
Joplin, Mo – “Freeman Health System and Ozark Center are doing everything possible to reduce the risks of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe and healthy,” says President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker. With that in mind, Freeman Health System is changing its visitation policies and limiting access to its medical facilities.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, these changes will be implemented:
JOPLIN, Mo – Freeman Health System is one of four hospitals in the nation to be acknowledged for its ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of everyone in its communities. The award if the Foster G. McGaw Prize, which uniquely shows the relationship between a hospital and its community, was founded by the Baxter Allegiance Foundation and the American Hospital Association in 1986.
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