120 West MacArthur, Suite 121

Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

(405) 878-0202

Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm

Partners & Staff

At Preferred Management, our people are your strength. Our team of professional, knowledgeable and experienced health care professionals work closely with rural hospitals to develop a clear, individualized and focused plan to help meet the challenges of a quickly-changing health care environment.

President / Chief Executive Officer

Donald 'Andy' Freeman, RN

Preferred since 1987

Executive Vice President

Jared Chanski, MBA

Preferred since 2011

Vice President of Finance

Karla Betterton, CPA

Preferred since 1994

CFO for Hospital Operations

Josh Tucker, MBA, FACHE

Preferred since 2017

Director of Human Resources

Gayle Cullum

Preferred since 2006

Director of Clinical Services

Kathy Mechler, RN, MS

Preferred since 2014

Director of Rural Health Clinics

Marilyn Neeley

Preferred since 2006

Program Manager,
Special Projects

Megan Cody, MPH

Preferred since 2015

EMR Clinical Informatics Nurse

Laura Bass

Preferred since 2008

Communications Coordinator

Brad Karnes

Preferred since 2020

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