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The guest in this episode of The Health Leader Forge is Major General Jimmie O. Keenan, the Deputy Commanding General-Operations for the U.S. Army Medical Command, and the Chief of the Army Nurse Corps. To put Major General Keenan's accomplishments into perspective for listeners who are not familiar with the the military, the Army has approximately 492,000 active duty personnel, and only 309 general officers. Furthermore, Major General Keenan is one of only eight female major generals, and there are only four women in the Army who outrank her.
In this podcast they discuss her fascinating career which ranges from time as a floor nurse to writing legislation as a congressional fellow to being second in command of one of the largest and most unusual health care systems in the United States.
The Health Leader Forge
Co-produced by University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services (UNH CHHS) and Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE).
Keenan, J. O. "Major General Jimmie O. Keenan, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Medical Command." Interview by Mark Bonica. Podcast. Health Leader Forge, 1 Jul. 2015. Web. https://soundcloud.com/healthleaderforge/mg-jimmie-o-keenan-deputy-commanding-general-operations-us-army-medical-command