The Health Care Institute has appointed
Jeff Kent, Managing Director
Facilities, Nemours Foundation, as president of the association,
effective immediately. Kent succeeds
Mike Wood, CHC, MSM, BS, ARRT,
RT, owner of Impact! Consulting, in this role.
Kent moves into his new role following Wood’s
two-year term as president during which the association saw
dramatic growth across a multitude of platforms. Since 2015, the
association has leapt from one local chapter to seven,
strengthened its support of leading U.S. conferences and
international healthcare facility management organizations, and
expanded its reach through a series of white papers, magazine
articles and videos. Kent has played a pivotal role in each of
these initiatives, and looks to build upon that momentum in his
two-year term as HCI president.
“The Health Care Institute has developed a
strong foundation for supporting its members with
industry-leading education and networking opportunities,” Kent
says. “In the year ahead, we’re looking to strengthen the
resources available to our members and grow the conversation on
how to best serve the evolving healthcare industry. I look
forward to furthering this conversation through my new role at
In his role at Nemours, Kent is responsible
for everything from real estate to design and construction for
all of the Nemours facilities, which span several states.
Recently, that has comprised more than $750 million in projects,
including a new hospital in Orlando, Fla., and a large addition
to a hospital in Wilmington, Del. Originally from the Midwest,
Jeff grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and earned his BA in
architecture at Texas A&M University.