Dr. Jennifer Kennedy is the Vice President of Quality and Standards. She spent many years as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings with the past 20 years in hospice and palliative care.
Dr. Kennedy came to CHAP in 2021 with a vision of moving the organization’s quality forward as “the” accreditation partner of choice for the majority of community-based providers. She believes no matter what type of care a patient receives or how many times they receive care, every experience should be of the highest quality.
Kennedy leads the CHAP quality team and interacts with CMS related to regulatory and quality issues. Kennedy serves as faculty at national and state conferences, is widely published in medical trade journals, contributes to and reviews health care published materials, and teaches graduate healthcare administration courses at the university level.
She is also a member of the ANA’s National Palliative Nursing Task Group and has been honored by the UK’s St. Christopher’s Hospice as a Nursing Pioneer for their 2020 Palliative Care Nursing Project.
Dr. Kennedy has a Doctoral Degree in Health Care Education and Policy, a dual Master’s Degree in Health Education and Case Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and is a Certified Healthcare Compliance Professional.