Since 1985, the founders of Kennedy Healthcare have been helping internatinoal nurses obtain their US visas and start their nursing careers in the US. Since its inception, Kennedy Healthcare has committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards in the field of healthcare recruitment. Our staff strives hard to ensure that each one of our clients is given the careful attention that their case deserves.

Patrick Curran
- Director & CEO

Our CEO, Patrick Curran has been involved in the nurse recruitment industry since 1985. Disheartened by the unprofessional and unethical practices of some of the recruiters, he founded Kennedy Healthare Recruiting with the vision of setting new standards in recruiting foreign nurses.

Patrick holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a BA in History from Connecticut University.

quote I would like to see each of our nurse secure a position in one of the many state-of-the-art facilities that we work with, and get started with a very promising career in the nursing field. quote end
Patrick Curran
Attorney Joseph Curran

Attorney Joseph P. Curran
- Founder & Chief Counsel

Joseph Curran has specialized in immigration law for over 20 years. He has served as counsel to numerous individuals, major corporations, universities, hospital groups and research institutions, specializing in immigration issues impacting the health care communities in the New England area. In 2003, he founded Kennedy Healthcare Recruiting with the goal of setting new standards in recruiting foreign nurses, insuring that both nurses and sponsoring health care facilities are provided with expert legal advice throughout the recruitment procedures.

Attorney Curran is currently working on a comprehensive Nurse Immigration and Recruitment book, designed to assist health care facilities through all the complexities in the process of recruiting foreign nurses, bringing them to the United States, and successfully integrating them to nursing in America.


Mary Helen Kennerly
- Director of Overseas Recruiting

Mary Helen joined the Kennedy team in July 2005. Ever since her first day at Kennedy, she has handled each one of our of cases (and there are hundreds!) with diligence and care. Our clients have described her as kind, caring, ebullient, and have even asked for her hand in marriage!

She graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA, with a BA in Anthropology. Her degree has more than served her in relating with our very diverse group of nurses.

Mary Helen Kennerly

Working as a nurse in the US has for many years been a dream of mine. I think KHR is working as hard as I am to make it come true.

This process cannot be accomplished without trust on both sides .That is why I tell my friends at nursing school to call Kennedy.