NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Waveny LifeCare Network has appointed Patrick Kennedy as director of facilities for the nonprofit eldercare organization.
"We are delighted to have Patrick join our management team and know he will further our success in this important role," said Ray Wilkens, Waveny’s campus administrator.
"His seasoned background in facility operations and his commitment to continually raising the bar of excellence higher and higher is a natural fit for our five-star-rated organization."
As director of facilities, Kennedy will manage and oversee the mechanical systems, facility operations and construction projects throughout the healthcare organization's main campus on Farm Road -- a 100,000 square foot operation -- as well as at The Inn, Waveny's independent living community on Oenoke Ridge. He will also chair Waveny’s Safety Committee.
Kennedy brings decades of experience in facility management with expertise in healthcare to his new position, and credits his co-op experience at IBM very early on in his career for grooming his high standards and expectations. Kennedy graduated from two separate two-year technical schools, and he's pursued numerous continuing education opportunities over the years.
"You need to stay timely and current to be a responsible leader in facilities management -- particularly in the fast-paced, ever-changing field of healthcare, and especially at a well-respected center of excellence like Waveny," Kennedy said.
"I have a talented and supportive team, and we must always be moving forward and prepared to tackle new challenges with quality and customer service at the heart of everything we do."
Kennedy says his sense of drive and accomplishment in the workplace is reflected by a variety of personally fulfilling outside interests including running 10K races, fly fishing and competitive baking.
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. For more information, call 855-WAVENY-1 or visit its website.