Prior to serving as Freeman Administrative Director of Regulatory Compliance, Kennedy was Chief Nursing Officer at Premier Surgical Institute in Galena, Kan., and Freeman Director of Maternal-Neonatal Services at Freeman Hospital West.
“I’m excited about this next chapter of my life,” said Kennedy. “Freeman and its employees are such a large part of the community, and I missed that. Coming back to Freeman was like coming home.”
Kennedy earned her Associate of Science degree in nursing at Crowder College in Neosho, Mo. She then earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colo.
About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. For 2019, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com.