PRESIDENT & CEO, BAPTIST HEALTH SOUTH FLORIDA, MIAMI
Keeley was, for a time, interested in dentistry but shifted his studies to hospital administration. He began his career as an administrative resident for Baptist Hospital in 1969 and rose through the ranks, becoming CEO in 1986. The system is the largest non-profit health care organization in South Florida, with 10 hospitals, more than 50 outpatient facilities spanning four counties and one of the nation’s largest international programs. Baptist Health South Florida is a regular on U.S. News & World Report’s best hospital rankings and numerous best places to work lists. It provides more than $300 million in charity care annually.
Keeley led the acquisitions of Mariners Hospital in the Florida Keys and Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. He opened West Kendall Baptist Hospital, an academic facility affiliated with FIU, and the Miami Cancer Institute. Baptist Health employs 19,500 in South Florida.