McKenzie Health System is pleased to announce that its Vice President of Operations, Billi Jo Hennika, recently completed her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration (MHA) through Kaplan University. Hennika, who has been a part of the McKenzie team for 4 years, also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Saginaw Valley State University.
“It has been very important to Billi Jo to remain focused on the structure of the program, meet deadlines and perform at the highest grade level. She accomplished all of that while working full time and caring for her family, including transporting two very active children in the hockey community,” said Steve Barnett, CEO and President of McKenzie Health System. “Taking that next step when you have so many things going on in your life can be very difficult, but Billi Jo embraced the challenge and set a new standard of achievement to follow. All of us at McKenzie Health System appreciate Billi Jo’s work ethic, the compassion she extends to others and the joy she brings to the workplace; needless to say, we are also very proud of her academic accomplishment.”
Hennika chose to return to school to enhance her education and expertise in healthcare administration.
“I’m very passionate about my job, healthcare and continuing to grow and learn through education and experience. I am very enthusiastic about my community and honored to be able to participate in healthcare here where I grew up,” Hennika shared. “I appreciate the support of my family and the team at McKenzie. I couldn’t have earned this degree without such great people on my side every step of the way.”