Dr. Kenneth Jones has been the Deputy CMO at Morris Heights Health Center
(MHHC) since April 25, 2013. He oversees the various services at MHHC,
including the Urgent Care Department, HIV Services, the Specialty Department,
Adolescent Services, Adult Medicine, and Family Practice. In addition,
he supervises the organization’s Special Projects Coordinator and
the Chronic Care Coordinator. He is responsible for developing policies
and procedures for the various disciplines under his management. Presently,
he is helping to develop a more robust Urgent Care Department and to expand
Adolescent Services. In addition, he serves as the Project Co-Chair and
Physician Champion for the organization’s conversion to the ICD-10
family of diagnostic and procedural codes. Dr. Jones is also leading an
initiative to strengthen our use of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
through the development of an EMR/Tablet template.
Prior to ascending to his current role, Dr. Jones served as the Medical
Director for Adult Medicine/Family Practice at MHHC, from June 2010 until
April 2013. As Medical Director, Dr. Jones evaluated the Family Practitioners,
Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. During his tenure he also
served as Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. As Chair he
authored and revised policies and procedures to ensure their alignment
to the vision of MHHC and the Joint Commission. He was part of group of
staff who received training aimed at producing highly effective medical
teams to provide high quality, safer patient care; this initial cadre
of staff members continues to train other staff across the organization
on Team STEPPS, an evidence-based teamwork system to improve communication
and teamwork skills among health care professional From December of 2009
until June of 2010 he served as an Attending Physician for MHHC.
Dr. Jones received his medical degree in 2001 from New York Medical College
in Westchester, New York. As part of his commitment to giving back to
his community, Dr. Jones has always worked in underserved areas. His first
job out of residency began in 2005, as an attending physician with Kingsbrook
Jewish Medical Center, in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. After
six months he was promoted to Medical Director. He served as Medical Director
for 3.5 years with Kingsbrook Jewish, during which time he evaluated the
ambulatory staff on a semiannual basis and was responsible for maintaining
the regulatory standards of various city, state, and federal agencies.
He simultaneously served as a preceptor for the hospital’s residency
program as they rotated through ambulatory care. While there he also played
a key role in the development of their Electronic Health Records system.
As he currently does at MHHC, Dr. Jones also served as a practicing physician
during his years with Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.