AdventHealth Hendersonville Names New Director of Case Management

AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to announce it has named Barbara Kenney, MS, RN, ACM, CCM, as its new Director of Case Management. Kenney is committed to excellence with the utmost care and compassion and is dedicated to AdventHealth’s mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

Kenney earned her Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science from Edison Community College and went on to obtain her Master of Leadership and Management from the University of Central Florida. She has more than three decades of direct patient care experience and has also held the position of Director of Care Management at HealthPark Medical Center and System Director of Care Management at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida.

“The mission and vision of AdventHealth is compatible with my personal beliefs and professional goals. Every encounter I have had with the leadership and support staff is in alignment with the systems written philosophy. This shows a healthy culture that is driven by honorable principles, coupled with keen business practices,” says Kenney. “The leadership appears to have built a culture of caring among their staff that cascades down to the patient. It is a winning combination and I am excited to be a part of it.”

“Barbara has a passion for compassionate care and is committed to developing relationships and processes that best serve our patients,” says Ella Stenstrom, AdventHealth Hendersonville Vice President of Finance and CFO. “I am delighted to have her as our new Director of Case Management and look forward to her expertise as AdventHealth continues to provide exceptional, whole-person care to our communities.”

Kenney is an active member of the American Case Management Association (ACMA). In addition, during her time in Florida, she served as the Secretary- Board of Directors in the Florida Chapter of ACMA as well as the Board of Director for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time reading, exercising, listening to music and spending time alone in nature. Kenney especially values spending time with her children and grandson. When asked what makes her “Feel Whole” she responded, “connecting with Jesus and the life-giving message of love. God’s hand is all around us and I love enjoying the splendor He has created in nature, whether it be at the beach or the mountains.”

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spinal Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning five consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).