Ardent Health Services names Richard Keller CIO, promotes 2 execs

Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services appointed three executives to new roles.

Richard Keller is Ardent's new senior vice president and CIO. He most recently served as vice president of information technology at Ardent and led the implementation of the Epic EHR in three markets. He is equipped with 25-plus years of IT experience. He succeeds David Graser, who is retiring.

Ardent named Tyra Palmer senior vice president of marketing and government relations. She previously served as vice president of marketing and government relations at Ardent. She also served as head of marketing, communications, government relations and physician relations for Ardent's facilities, including Hillcrest HealthCare System in Tulsa, Okla.

Ashley Crabtree will serve as Ardent's new senior vice president and treasurer. She has worked at Ardent for 15 years, formerly serving as vice president and treasurer. She helped lead Ardent's 2017 merger with Plano, Texas-based LHP Hospital Group as well as acquisitions in Kansas and Texas.

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