DENHAM SPRINGS — The NeuroMedical Center Clinic’s physicians and administrators bid Chief Executive Officer Nancy M. Kelly a happy retirement with a celebratory event Friday, March 29, at The Renaissance Hotel.
Kelly, a resident of Denham Springs, retired in September after 33 years as The NeuroMedical Center’s CEO.
A few months before her retirement, she was recognized by the Baton Rouge Business Report as one of only seven women CEOs in the Capital Region to run a Top 100 Private Company.
Kelly joined The NeuroMedical Center in 1985 when it was known as “Baton Rouge Neurological & Neurosurgical Associates.”
She arrived in the middle of the group’s move from behind Baton Rouge General to a new facility on South Acadian Thruway.
The group would change its name to The NeuroMedical Center one year later.
Over the years, she worked alongside The NeuroMedical Center’s founder, Dr. Thomas Flynn, to build a neuroscience center in Baton Rouge that serves more than 500 patients daily.
When Kelly joined The NeuroMedical Center, it employed six physicians, four neurosurgeons and two neurologists.
Today, it includes 29 physicians representing all of the neurological specialties.
Kelly was instrumental in the effort to add imaging services in 1999 and outpatient therapy two years later in 2001.
Her crowning achievement was working with the physicians to build and open the office in Perkins Rowe and the surgical hospital now known as The Spine Hospital of Louisiana in 2004.