We are thrilled to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Bill Kenny. He has been a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for eight years, and he works in information technology. Because of his clinical experience on the floor, Bill was recruited to help design the EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system so that the process is conducive to the nursing workflow. In fact, hospitals nationwide have made a big push toward EMR, and this couldn’t be possible without the knowledge, insight and expertise of nurses like Bill.
Bill has had a unique career path, as he used to be a comedy writer. And it’s clear that his sense of humor still shines through. He sometimes thinks of himself as a cartoon character who brings his comedy to work and tries to make his coworkers laugh. He’s found that his comedy, “really helps when times are tough and things get tense.” Bill tells us that he’s learned many important lessons throughout his nursing career, including just how precious every day is and not to take time for granted. And no matter what, “even in the most serious circumstances, everybody needs to laugh.”
Here are some fun facts about Bill:
- He describes his work as precise, important and exciting.
- His favorite part of being a pediatric nurse is that he gets to see kids every day who are just being themselves. This can’t help but bring a smile to his face.
- His heroes are his parents, colleagues and the nurses who have gone before him.
- He is inspired by and in awe of the amazing nurses he works with.
Bill calls working in nursing the “best reality show on Earth,” where people face challenges and are able to conquer them. We’d like to thank Bill for being one of the true heroes on this “show!”
To learn more about Bill, be sure to check out his video.
Love his look? Bill is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Premium Core Stretch Men’s V-Neck Top in Caribbean Blue and Cherokee Workwear Premium Core Stretch Men’s Drawstring Cargo Pants in Khaki.