Therese Hennessy, D.O.
Associate Medical Director
Since 2004, Dr. Hennessy has been the clinical lead for OneWorld’s pediatric physicians and has shown outstanding commitment to providing comprehensive health care for our community’s underserved families. Her past roles include emergency medicine physician in Nebraska and Iowa, and medical director and physician at the Council Bluffs Community Health Center.
Recognizing the importance of behavioral and mental health in outcomes for adolescents, Dr. Hennessy has been central to the development of a clinic-wide program that uses interdisciplinary care to reach this uniquely underserved group. In partnership with the Child Saving Institute, she has worked to empower parents to become active in their children’s development through the Learn and Play” Program. This free playgroup incorporates screenings for developmental delays, as well as provides resources for parents who are suffering from depression and may be at risk for developing attachment issues.
In addition to patient-centered contributions, Dr. Hennessy has worked to improve resources for providers. Specifically, she coordinated data extraction processes for electronic medical records at OneWorld, an innovation that has allowed for more accurate measurement of health outcomes. Dr. Hennessy has been a leader at OneWorld in quality improvement and practice management, redesigning the clinic to improve efficiency.
Dr. Hennessy is a role model for young physicians and is always willing to give of her time to train and educate medical students and staff.
Dr. Hennessy holds professional affiliations with the American Academy of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. She also holds hospital affiliations with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center, and she serves as a volunteer adjunct assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Hennessy completed her medical degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences now called Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.