Brian E. Keeley

President and Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Health South Florida  (Coral Gables, FL)

South Florida’s largest, most preferred not-for-profit healthcare system – with an annual operating budget of $2.5 billion – is comprised of 7 hospitals, 30 outpatient centers, 2,300 physicians, and more than 15,000 employees. U.S. News & World Report ranks Baptist Health hospitals among the best in the country and tops in Florida.

A Destination Employer

Under Mr. Keeley’s leadership, Baptist Health is proud to have been recognized by a number of prestigious organizations for being one of the best employers in the United States.

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For In America – Fortune
  • Most Diverse of Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For – Fortune
  • World’s Most Ethical Companies – Ethisphere Institute
  • Great Workplace Award (for having a productive and engaged workforce) – Gallup
  • Environmental Excellence Award – Practice Greenhealth
  • Corporation of the Year – Legacy Magazine
  • 100 Best Companies For Working Mothers – Working Mother
  • 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare – Modern Healthcare
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Platinum Award – National Business Group on Health
  • 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems – Hospital & Health Networks

A Sustainable Economic Enterprise

Baptist Health is Miami-Dade County’s second-largest private-sector employer and one of the top drivers of the regional economy.

  • Rated “AA” by both Standard & Poors and Moody’s
  • Economic impact exceeds $4 billion, as calculated by a Washington Economics Group study
  • More than 34,000 jobs supported, representing $1.7 billion in annual household income

Most Valued Experience: Former Member and Board Chair, Miami Branch, Federal Reserve Board of Atlanta, 2000-2006 

Most Meaningful Experience:  Dog Catcher, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 1966

Most Diverse Experience: Honorary Consul General, St. Kitts & Nevis

Professional Recognition: 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award, School of Public Health Services, George Washington University


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


  • Married to Psychologist, Dr. Suzanne Keeley
  • Adult Children (2):  Amanda (Artist) and Court (Attorney)
  • Pet:  Summer