Top 25 Women Leaders
Carol Keehan, 70
President/CEO, Catholic Health Association
Keehan, 71, has been president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, a 600-plus member hospital organization, since 2005. In that role she has served as a leading voice for faith-based healthcare. She joined the Daughters of Charity Health System as a nurse in 1965. By the early 1980s, Keehan had worked her way up to vice president for nursing, ambulatory care and education and training at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. From 1989 to 2004 she was president and CEO of that same facility. She has been a major advocate of the Affordable Care Act and its gains in access to healthcare services for the uninsured.
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