Meet Kenny Kinley, Arkansas Heart Hospital


Meet one of our mentors, Kenny Kinley with Arkansas Heart Hospital. Arkansas Heart Hospital (AHH) provides extraordinary care through immediate/on-time access to providers, accessibility to meaningful data, timely access to follow-up and results, measurable quality outcomes for our family of patients, and innovative offerings, procedures and methods.

Which Health InnovatAR company are you working with and what are you helping them achieve?

I am working with Medical Informatics and providing mentorship and direction to accomplish a successful pilot project within AHH.

What have you been most impressed by from the company you are mentoring?

Emma and her team are very professional and have a detailed plan for what we need to accomplish for the pilot project.

So far, what has been the best part of your participation in Health InnovatAR?

There have been very organized status calls and a great team of people.

How does Health InnovatAR compare to other startup programs you have interacted with?

This program and the teams are far ahead of most start-ups I've seen over the years.

What makes Arkansas a great place to start and grow business?

Arkansas is home to many complex, large companies but also has a local, hometown feel to doing business.

What is the best piece of advice you ever got? The worst?

The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is that friends come and go but family is forever.

The worst piece of advice I’ve ever received is that you need to move your family to a big city if you want your kids to have a chance to be successful in life.

What two pieces of advice would you give to someone looking to become an entrepreneur?

  1. Build or join a network of mentors and other entrepreneurs to grow and learn — don't go at it alone!
  2. Make sure you have something people will really buy — it takes more than just a good idea.