National Association of Professional Women Inducts Joyce Kennedy, Production Supervisor, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Joyce Kennedy selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to recognize Joyce with this important honor. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Joyce Kennedy as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for management. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Joyce with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

Ms. Kennedy brings over 33 years of experience as a Supervisor at Fairview Southdale Hospital and over eight years as a Food and Beverage Manager at Quadna Mountain Lodge in Hill City, MN. Her expert organizational management skills, combined with the integrity and excellence she brings to every task, affords any company, however large or small, the benefits of consolidation and efficiency.

For more than four decades, Ms. Kennedy honed superb work efficiency and effectiveness through her extensive hands-on experience. Her specialized administrative and technological knowledge allows her to help streamline production within Fairview Southdale Hospital to ensure that all resources are prioritized toward dispensing the highest quality of patient care. She has built her reputation as an outstanding manager and leader.

As a Supervisor at Fairview Southdale Hospital since 1982, Ms. Kennedy’s responsibilities include overseeing the PM cook area, the PM trayline and writing employee evaluations. Her proficiency in data input, such as Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, is crucial in facilitating in-house administrative operations. In addition to her duties, she is associated with the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals.

Her leadership in management as well as her perseverance and determination have made Ms. Kennedy a role model to those she works with. “I am drawn to and passionate about charitable organizations such as the United Way, Fairview Southdale Foundations, Pro Life Across America and the Pregnancy Resource Center in Cambridge, MN,” she said. Her hobbies and interests include reading and spending time with her family.

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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