Published on March 01, 2010

Baptist Booneville CEO Named Miss. Healthcare Executives President-elect

BOONEVILLE, Miss. - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville CEO and Administrator Larkin Kennedy was recently named president-elect for the Mississippi Healthcare Executives board.

"We are very pleased with Larkin's election to the Mississippi Healthcare Executive leadership board," said Baptist Memorial Health Care Vice President Jim Ainsworth.  "He has proven to be an excellent leader in the Baptist Healthcare System and will continue that leadership through this state wide organization."

The Mississippi Healthcare Executives is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care professionals who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. To be a member of ACHE, an individual must hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have an interest in or commitment to the profession of health care management.

"We look forward to Larkin serving as president-elect on the board," said Rodger Brown, immediate past president of the Mississippi Healthcare Executive board. "He is very bright with a lot of energy and will serve our organization well."

In 2008, Kennedy received the Mississippi Hospital Association /ACHE Young Executive of the Year Award. His president-elect term began at the annual meeting in February 2010 and Kennedy will become the MHE president in June 2012.

Baptist Booneville is a 114-bed hospital that offers diagnostic services, critical care and other acute care services. It operates one of the few geriatric psychiatric units in the area, and it also offers a Sleep Disorder Lab and a specialty clinic that includes cardiology, otolaryngology, neurology, ophthalmology and orthopedic services. For more information, please call 662-720-5000 or visit


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