Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, is a practicing family physician in her hometown of Fredonia, a community of approximately 2,500 people in southeast Kansas. She has owned and managed an independent practice alongside her father for the last 11 years. Dr. McKenney is also Assistant Dean for Rural Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center, her alma mater. She served as the resident board member on the national Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
It’s difficult to put into words how hard COVID-19 is hitting rural America’s hospitals. North Dakota has so many cases, it’s allowing asymptomatic COVID-19-positive nurses to continue caring for patients to keep the hospitals staffed. Iowa and South Dakota have teetered on the edge of running out of hospital capacity. Yet in many communities, the […]