Richard "Rick" Keller
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Keller brings more than 25 years of Information Technology experience, primarily in healthcare and financial services, to his role at Ardent Health Services. He has been integral in leading large-scale IT projects for AHS, and currently leads the enterprise-wide Epic Implementation and support function as well as the Project Management Office and financial systems areas.
Previously, he was a senior manager for Ford Motor Credit Company and held management positions within banking and financial services areas for fortune 500 companies, including regional offices of Bank of America and the Federal Reserve office of the sixth district.
He earned a master’s certificate, lean six sigma Black Belt – health care, from Villanova University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tennessee Technological University. Mr. Keller also holds the Project Management Professional, PMP designation and is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).