Bon Secours Health System is delighted to announce that Mr Jason Kenny has been appointed Hospital Manager at Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. formally launched the Hospital in March 2017. The addition of Barringtons Hospital to the largest private hospital group in Ireland increases staff numbers to 3,000, making the Bon Secours Health System a significant employer in the country and in the region.
The newly appointed Hospital Manager Jason Kenny has spent over 20 years working in Hospitals, the last 7 of which as the Operations Manager for the Cork University Hospital Group where he was a member of the Hospitals Executive Management Board and was responsible for the efficient and effective operational delivery of a wide range of Hospital services within an operating budget of circa €390m. Previous to this role Jason was the General Manager and Deputy General Manager at University Hospital Kerry having come from the position of Head of Procurement at the Mercy University Hospital.
Bill Maher CEO Bon Secours Health System welcomed the appointment: "I am delighted to welcome Jason Kenny to the Bon Secours. He has huge experience in health care and has held a number of senior roles in the HSE. We have ambitious plans for Bon Secours Health System Limerick at Barringtons to grow the range of services currently offered and modernise the facilities. As part of our recently launched 2020 Plan we aim to deliver Advanced Medicine Exceptional Care to all we serve. Jason's energy, experience and leadership will be a key part of our future success and I am delighted we have him on board."
On his appointment Mr Kenny said: “I am honoured and privileged to be appointed as Hospital Manager for Bon Secours Health System Limerick at Barringtons. I very much look forward to working with the team at the Hospital and continuing to further the provision of care that took place under the former owner Mr. Paul O’Byrne (R.I.P), Consultants and Staff. I also look forward to meeting and engaging with Limerick City and County Council, University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders to progress our “2020 Plan” to deliver Advanced Medicine and Exceptional Care to the people of Limerick and surrounding counties”.
Mr Kenny continued: “I am looking forward to getting an understanding and insight into what makes Bon Secours Health System at Barringtons the Hospital it is today. The work by Mr Paul O’Byrne, the previous owner, and the team over the past 16 years has to be acknowledged and we need to cement this and further develop both the Hospital and the services we offer over the coming years. I Iook forward to working with the Bon Secours Health System’s Executive Management Team and Board on the delivery of the 2020 Plan encompassing 1 vision, 6 strategic goals with 20 strategic initiatives. This very ambitious and exciting plan will include, amongst many other initiatives, enhanced clinical governance and quality structure leading to a continuous learning culture embedded across the system and more engagement with our patients and GP’s to ensure Bon Secours Health System services continue to meet their requirements.”
The 2020 Plan is supported by an overall €150m investment across the Health System nationally over the next number of years of which Limerick is scheduled to benefit from in terms of new and improved infrastructural facilities together with ICT technological developments.
On his plans for the future Mr Kenny outlined his goals: “We are, at the end of the day, involved in the delivery of healthcare to patients which is a “service” delivered by “people” in this highly technological world we operate in. Thus we will aim to have at BSHLaB healthcare delivered by a highly motivated, skilled and valued workforce. A strong focus for me will be to build and sustain strong relationships with the various stakeholders in Limerick and surrounding counties including the General Practitioners, Clinical Consultants, Educational Institutions, Commerce chambers and the Limerick City and County Council. I will aim to have productive discussions with Limerick City and County Council on how we in Bon Secours Health System Limerick at Barrington’s can contribute and align our service plan with the wider Limerick 2030 economic and spatial plan.”
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon, added; “Down through the years Barringtons Hospital has played a vital role in Limerick life and I’m delighted with this new chapter in its history that the Bon Secours Group is committing itself to the Mid West. As well as welcoming this new investment for our city and county, I’m particularly pleased to welcome Jason to the team and look forward to a new era of healthcare in Limerick.”