UAMS’ Kenneday Chosen President-Elect of American Society of Healthcare Engineering

By David Robinson

Kenneday has 28 years experience in health facility management and also serves as chairman of the ASHE Advocacy Committee
ASHE is professional association that is part of the American Hospital Association. With more than 10,500 members, it is the advocate and resource for improvement in health care engineering and facilities management.

Kenneday received a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Houston. Before coming to UAMS in 2008, Kenneday was director of building care and operations at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Before that he was director of facilities operations at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or