SCJ is celebrating Black History Month highlighting amazing alumni - meet Christopher McKenzie!
KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 5, 2019) — Christopher B. McKenzie is passionate about health disparities, lean methodology in healthcare, and helping others. He obtained his Bachelors of Sociology and Masters of Social Work degrees at Kennesaw State University.
Upon graduation, Christopher worked as a part-time life skills instructor for an Atlanta based pre-trial diversion program. In this program, he provided counseling and consulting for first-time offenders in the areas of anger management, drug and alcohol abuse, decision making skills, and interview and resume tips.
Subsequently, Christopher served as the disease specific educator at WellStar Cobb Hospital. His responsibilities included educating patients with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, reducing hospital readmission rates, and overseeing the Breathe Easy program.
Currently, Christopher serves as the Performance Improvement Specialist at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital. His responsibilities include process improvement implementation, error prevention education for patient safety, aggregating and analyzing data, and leadership coaching for lean methodology.
Since 2015, Christopher has been invited as a guest speaker at the University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Pruitt Health of Austell and WellStar Health System’s Good Life Club.
In his spare time, Christopher enjoys drawing, watching the History Channel, eating chocolate chip cookies and foods from different cultures and is an ordained minister.