CHS alumnus receives Physician of the Year award

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dr. Joshua Ball honored

Dr. Joshua Ball, M.D., was recently honored with the Freeman Health System Physician of the Year award.

Dr. Ball has been a diagnostic and interventional radiologist at Freeman Health for three years and was asked to serve as medical director of radiology in early 2013.

Ball is a Cassville High graduate, class of 1998. He graduated from Drury University in 2002 and from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in 2006. Ball completed a five-year residency in radiology from the University Missouri-Columbia in 2011.

"To be given this honor means so much," Ball said. "I am very fortunate to work in a locally owned and operated health system that puts the needs of the community's patients first."

Ball lives in Carthage with his wife Michelle, also a CHS class of 1998 graduate, and their two children, Kayley, 11, and Jay, 9. Ball is the son of Mike and Debbie Ball of Golden. He is the grandson of Berniece Standlee, of Golden, and the late James F. Standlee; Geraldine Ball, of Holiday Island, and the late Oran Ball.