Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, is the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). She assumed her duties in October 2005. She is responsible for all association operations and leads CHA’s staff at offices in Washington, DC, where she is based, and in St. Louis.
Sr. Carol worked in administrative and governance positions at hospitals sponsored by the Daughters of Charity for more than 35 years. Prior to joining CHA, she was the board chair of Ascension Health’s Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, FL. Previously, she served for 15 years as president and chief executive officer of Providence Hospital in Washington, DC. In the early 1980s, Sr. Carol served as Providence Hospital’s vice president for nursing. In addition, she served in leadership positions at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, MD, and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, FL.