Baton Rouge General Names Dr. Robert Kenney Vice President of Medical Operations13-May-2014
Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge nephrologist Robert J. Kenney, MD, has been named Vice President of Medical Operations for Baton Rouge General/General Health System. An American Hospital Association sponsored National Patient Safety Fellow with nearly 30 years of nephrology practice experience as well as having served in clinical leadership roles, Dr. Kenney will lead Baton Rouge General’s patient care quality and safety operations and serve as a clinical liaison for hospital-based physicians. Focused upon improving patient care outcomes and enhancing service, his new executive role will entail the oversight of the General’s performance improvement initiatives called “Work Excellence” – a platform for improving the structure, safety and reliability of patient care processes and procedures that are based upon the best practice principles of Lean Six Sigma, a rigorous production model originally adopted by expert manufacturers GE and Toyota.
Recently serving as Baton Rouge General’s Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Dr. Kenney remains active in Graduate Medical Education, holding a core faculty membership position in Baton Rouge General’s Internal Medicine Residency Program affiliated with Tulane University School of Medicine. A Louisiana native, Dr. Kenney earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, completing his residency training in internal medicine and his fellowship in nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. Board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Renal Physicians Association, American Society of Nephrology, American Medical Association, and the National Kidney Foundation. Dr. Kenney has served as a national expert in his field and published multiple scholarly articles.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every age and every stage of life.
Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.