Rear Admiral Kenneth J. Braithwaite, II
Senior Vice President, Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Healthcare Council

Uninsured in America and the
Impact on our City, Region and Nation

February 15, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Colonial Penn Center Auditorium
(3641 Locust Walk)


Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Senior Vice President of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) leads HAP's Delaware Valley Healthcare Council offices in Philadelphia. Mr. Braithwaite has leadership and day-to-day responsibility in coordinating southeast Pennsylvania hospitals' activities and issues within HAP. Working as a key member of HAP's senior management team, he also has oversight on key statewide issues such as disaster preparedness, physician relations, and hospital community benefits.

From 2002 through 2007, Mr. Braithwaite was Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for Ascension Health in Washington. From 2000 through 2002, he was Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations for Saint Thomas Health System in Nashville, Tennessee.

From 1997 through 2000, Mr. Braithwaite served as Executive and State Director to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, staffing offices in Philadelphia and Washington. From 1993 through 1997, he served in government relations, operations, and community affairs positions with Atlantic Richfield/ARCO Chemical Company.

Mr. Braithwaite, a U.S. Navy veteran and pilot, was nominated by President Bush in March 2007 for appointment to the grade of Rear Admiral, which he will assume in October. He received his B.S. in naval engineering and political science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He holds a master's degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and he completed Graduate Studies in International Policy and Strategies at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Mr. Braithwaite is a resident of Chadds Ford, Chester County.

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