Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., joined the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors in 2020.
Dr. McKenney is a practicing family physician in her hometown of Fredonia, a community of approximately 2500 people in southeast Kansas. She has owned and managed an independent practice alongside her father for the last 10 years.
She served as the resident board member on the national Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She currently serves as the Vice-President of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and will step into the presidency of the organization in 2022. She is also on the board of the Kansas Medical Society.
Dr. McKenney provides outpatient, inpatient, emergency department, surgical, and endoscopic services to her community. She is the Vice Chief of Staff at Fredonia Regional Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital She is heavily involved in quality improvement through the Aledade Kansas ACO and is involved in primary care practice-based research.
She is the Wilson County Health Officer as well as the Fredonia City Health Officer. She is the director of the local home health agency and hospice agency. She is committed to local public health and community health and economic improvement initiatives.
Dr. McKenney was elected to the USD 484 School Board in 2016 and is currently the School Board President. She also helped establish the Fredonia Area Community Foundation and Cultivate Fredonia, a community-wide growth initiative, and she serves on the board of directors for both.
She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas and attended medical school at the University of Kansas Medical Center and then at the School of Medicine in Wichita. She completed her family medicine residency at Via Christi in Wichita in 2009.
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