Dr. Randy Freeman Assumes Role of Chief Medical Officer

Dr. William Casperson, who served as Memorial’s chief medical officer since 2008, retired early this year.

Prior to joining Memorial, Dr. Casperson was a general surgeon in Belleville for 20 years and served as medical director at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He was instrumental in developing a robust leadership structure for Memorial’s Medical Staff over the past 12 years as well as in helping Memorial achieve excellent results for patient care and performance.

Dr. Randy Freeman, an anesthesiologist with Anesthesia Associates of Belleville (1991-2020) and immediate past president of the Memorial Hospital Belleville Medical Staff has assumed the role of Memorial’s chief medical officer.

Prior to joining Anesthesia Associates of Belleville, Dr. Freeman served as staff anesthesiologist at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis and Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Dr. Freeman grew up in Belleville and aspired to be a geotechnical engineer, receiving his Master of Science from the University of Illinois before deciding to pursue his medical degree at Texas A&M University.