James E. 'Jim' McKernan
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Bronson Battle Creek
Jim McKernan, MBA, BSN, RN, is a senior vice president with Bronson Healthcare and has been the senior executive at Bronson Battle Creek since 2014. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as the chief executive officer for HealthCare Midwest, a multidisciplinary physician group that became part of the Bronson Healthcare system in 2013.
From 1994-1998, McKernan was director of trauma and critical care at Bronson Methodist Hospital overseeing the Level I Trauma Center, regional burn center, medical intensive care unit, regional communication center, ambulance transport service and orthopedic and neurology service lines.
The first ten years of his management career (1984-1994) were spent at The Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, as administrative director of emergency and outpatient services.
He has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Stroudsburg State College in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives.