Dr. Jennifer Kennedy is the Senior Director of Quality & Regulatory for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with the organization since 2006.  She has more than 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 18+ years.  Her primary education is in nursing and she earned a doctoral degree in health care education and policy and is a certified healthcare compliance professional.  Jennifer is the lead for the NHPCO hospice quality program and interacts with CMS and their contractors related to hospice regulatory and quality issues.  She serves on multiple NQF committees, the Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation Advisory Council, the ANA’s national palliative nursing task group, and is the U.S. representative for the UK’s St. Christopher’s Hospice Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing in 2020 Project.  Jennifer is serves as faculty at national and state conferences, writes articles for trade journals, contributes to health care publisher materials, develops education and resources for hospice and palliative care providers.

Topic Areas

      • Hospice and palliative care quality and performance improvement
      • Hospice quality reporting
      • Emergency preparedness and management
      • Hospice regulations and compliance
      • Documentation
      • Survey readiness
      • Patient safety
      • Management of Imminent Death in Hospice Care
      • Generational gaps in healthcare and the workplace