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ANA President Jennifer Mensik Kennedy Recognized as One of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People


SILVER SPRING, MD - The American Nurses Association (ANA), the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's more than 5 million registered nurses, is proud to announce that Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare of 2023. The complete ranking can be found in the Dec. 4 issue of MH magazine, and profiles of all the honorees are available online at

This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential figures in the industry in terms of leadership and impact.

“The 2023 honorees on our 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare reflect the providers, insurers, technology firms, government leaders, investors and others who have made oversized contributions to the industry in the past year,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. “Our ranked list honors the C-suite decision-makers using their clout and influence to lead their organizations and make sweeping changes that affect patient care.”

Dr. Jennifer Mensik Kennedy began her term as the 38th president of ANA on January 1, 2023. She has held numerous ANA leadership positions for over a decade. Her clinical experience as a direct care nurse on the frontlines spans over 25 years. Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Mensik Kennedy and stay connected to ANA’s work to advance nursing and healthcare for all.


About the American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's more than 5 million registered nurses. ANA advances the profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all.

About Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is the most trusted business news and information brand in the healthcare industry. Modern Healthcare empowers healthcare leaders and influencers to make timely and informed business decisions. To learn more or subscribe, go to

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