Dr. Patrick Kennedy, an emergency medicine physician in Hot Springs, was recognized as a Service Hero for displaying the value of EXCELLENCE.
The nomination praised Dr. Kennedy for consistently helping his patients and their families as well as his coworkers.
One evening a coworker in the Emergency Department was eating a quick bite at the nurses station when he began to choke.
“Without hesitation, Dr. Kennedy began performing the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged the food blocking his airway. If it weren’t for his quick reaction, the outcome from this situation could have taken a drastic turn. The excellence and compassion displayed by Dr. Kennedy not only toward his patients, but also toward his coworkers is astounding.“