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Katrina Keefer - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

Katrina Keefer Katrina Keefer

Chief Executive Officer | Augusta University


Keefer wants Augusta University to be a learner-centered care environment, which is more than just providing information or teaching skills.





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As the CEO for AU Health, Keefer will oversee the 478-bed Augusta University Medical Center, the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospitals, Georgia Correctional Healthcare, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home and more than 80 outpatient clinics and care centers.

Over the years, Keefer has handled mergers and acquisitions, restructured debt and worked closely with bond agencies, so she believes she has the financial experience and background to lead AU Health into continued growth and a strong financial future.

Areas of Expertise (5)



Business Administration and Management

Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy


Education (2)

New York University: M.P.A. 2002

Huntingdon College: B.A. 1995

Media Appearances (4)

Katrina Keefer brings strength and solid leadership to Augusta University Health

Augusta Jagwire  


Keefer became chief executive officer for Augusta University Health System on July 15, a pivotal new clinical leadership position that includes an academic appointment as executive vice president for health affairs.

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New AU Health CEO focused on patient care

WJBF  online


Days after stepping into her new role as CEO of Augusta University Health System, Katrina Keefer joins The Means Report. She shares the background that led her to Augusta and her focus for patient centered care across the AU Health System.

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Keefer named CEO at Augusta University Health

WJBF  online


“I am energized by the opportunity to join Augusta University at such an important time,” Keefer said. “I am looking forward to working with the team of dedicated faculty and staff to expand the patient-focused clinical care platform in order to advance the teaching and research missions of AU Health and the Medical College of Georgia.”

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AU Health names Katrina Keefer as new CEO

Augusta Chronicle  online


Katrina Keefer has been named the executive vice president for health affairs at AU and chief executive officer for AU Health System effective July 15, according to a release. Keefer is currently the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Baptist Health, an affiliate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Health System, which she has been part of for 17 years.

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