Freeman announces new contracted care director

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Freeman announces new contracted care director
JOPLIN, Mo.—Freeman Health System is proud to announce the promotion of Jonathan Wallner to contracted care director. Wallner has been a member of the Freeman team for 16 years, having worked as a senior financial analyst, a financial analyst, and a clinical data analyst. In his new position, Wallner now serves as a liaison between the health system and insurance companies, as well as other payers of healthcare services. 

Wallner earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems and a master’s degree in business administration from Pittsburg State University. 

“Jonathan has a proven track record of leadership within Freeman Health System. His professionalism and dedication are evidenced by his service to our country as a captain in the Navy Reserves,” said Wes Braman, Freeman Vice President of Business Development. “His knowledge, leadership, and experience will only continue to result in great things for Freeman.”

About Freeman Health System

Based in Joplin, Missouri, Freeman Health System is the area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, serving southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas. Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services, including cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and women’s services, with more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties. For more information, visit or, or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at