Keith Vander Kolk
Health System President & CEO
St. Agnes Healthcare
With more than 30 years of domestic and international management expertise, Keith Vander Kolk, health system president and CEO of the Baltimore/Washington Ministry Market, part of Ascension Health, has been a major influence in the evolving role of health care.
As CEO, he oversees St. Agnes Healthcare in Baltimore and Providence Health System in the District of Columbia, two full-service teaching hospitals that are part of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system. Prior to his appointment as market leader, Vander Kolk served as president and CEO of Saint Agnes Healthcare.
Vander Kolk believes the health care landscape is changing, where hospitals are active partners in the health of their patients as well as the greater community.
“It is an exciting time to be in health care as our country is experiencing the rapid pace of transformation. Each day, I am challenged to rethink the ways that we approach the care we provide and work to ensure that it truly meets the needs of those we serve,” Vander Kolk said.
“As we move into the future, I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in health care and across different industries to create programs, partnerships and services that address gaps in health beyond health care and improve the overall wellbeing of individuals and communities in Maryland.”