Grand View Hospital Selects Jean M. Keeler, JD, as New CEO
The Grand View Hospital and Health Foundation Boards of Trustees are pleased to announce that Jean M. Keeler, JD, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
“After considering many well-qualified candidates, we decided that the very best person to lead the hospital was right here at Grand View,” said William S. Aichele, Chairman, Grand View Hospital Board of Trustees. A search committee established by the board worked with an executive search firm to conduct a comprehensive, nationwide search. Nearly 100 applicants were reviewed and several candidates were considered. Ms. Keeler replaces Stuart H. Fine, who recently retired.
“In the end the committee felt that Ms. Keeler was the best choice and the board agreed,” Aichele said. “She possesses all the leadership qualities needed to move the hospital forward – integrity, intelligence, excellent judgment, and compassion. In addition, through years of hard work, she has gained knowledge of the local health care market, has cultivated excellent relationships with physicians and community leaders, and has earned the respect of her peers and the employees she will lead.”
Jean has worked at Grand View since 1996, most recently as senior vice president and general counsel. In this role she has provided leadership and oversight for all legal affairs and many hospital departments both administrative and clinical in nature.
“I am humbled by the fact that the board has bestowed the faith in me to lead this organization as we enter our second century,” Ms. Keeler said. “I came here many years ago as a young attorney and have so enjoyed working with the employees, physicians, and volunteers here that I never left. Every day, I am inspired by their level of knowledge, talent, and most important, commitment. They truly care about providing the best possible health care to their neighbors in our community, and that shows through our numerous quality awards. I consider it a great honor to be chosen to lead them into a bright future.”
Amongst her many accomplishments at Grand View, Ms. Keeler negotiated innumerable physician and hospital contracts. She developed the corporate compliance plan, established the HIPAA privacy program, and created a fully robust risk management program. She manages all aspects of legal issues that arise in the hospital setting.
Prior to joining Grand View as an employee, Jean served as hospital counsel from 1985-1996, working with the law firm of Grim, Biehn & Thatcher of Perkasie. Earlier in her career, Ms. Keeler served as law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth G. Biehn of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. She graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University School of Law and received her undergraduate degree in biology from DeSales University. She is a member of the Bar of Pennsylvania, the Bar of Bucks County and is admitted to the Bar of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Her community activities include having served on the DeSales University President’s Advisory Board and currently on the Executive Committee of the Upper Bucks YMCA Board of Directors.