Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, is a practicing family physician in her hometown of Fredonia, a community of approximately 2,500 people in southeast Kansas. She has owned and managed an independent practice alongside her father for the last 11 years.
Dr. McKenney is also Assistant Dean for Rural Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center, her alma mater. 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 President-Elect 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. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Health Foundation.
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, the Wilson County Health Officer and the Fredonia City Health Officer. She is also the director of the local home health agency and hospice agency.
Dr. McKenney has been heavily involved in the public health education and safety of her county during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is committed to local public health and community health and economic improvement initiatives.