Donald “Andy” Freeman RN,
As co-founder of Preferred Management, Andy leads the administrative team developing and maintaining relationships with the hospital district boards, medical staffs, administration and community members at each Preferred affiliated hospital. His approach to working cohesively with each group of stakeholders to meet mutual goals brings a positive balance between quality care and sound financial management. Once Preferred and a community partner establish a relationship, Andy is able to implement an individualized plan of action for success that clients appreciate.
Andy began his 38-year healthcare career in nursing, working in the areas of surgical nursing, nursing supervision and operations, and leaving him with an enduring commitment to the patient and the provision of quality patient care.
This commitment has served him well as he has moved forward into hospital administration and management of multiple hospitals, enabling him to evaluate, design and implement strategic business plans tailored to each community without losing sight of how operational decisions affect the patients and those who care for them.
Andy has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.
“What I enjoy most is the satisfaction of seeing a community successfully providing comprehensive care. I don't believe in cookie-cutter solutions. To me, the goal is to help make each rural hospital be the very best it can be.”