Keith Vander Kolk, who led Hopkins and Saudi joint venture, named president and CEO of St. Agnes

By Catholic Review Staff

St. Agnes Healthcare in Baltimore announced Dec. 14 that Keith Vander Kolk will succeed Bonnie Phipps as the organization’s president and CEO.

“Keith brings a great deal of experience, passion and vision to St. Agnes,” said Phipps in a statement.

She led St. Agnes for nine years before she was promoted to senior vice president and operating executive of Ascension Health, the nationwide Catholic and not-for-profit health system that oversees St. Agnes.

Vander Kolk, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Fields in Millersville, previously served as CEO of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, a $1.3 billion venture between Johns Hopkins Medicine and Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company. He was responsible for the operation of a 330-bed health center, four outlying clinics and 82 contracted facilities.

“I look forward to contributing my experience toward continuing St. Agnes’ 150-year mission and legacy as a vibrant healthcare ministry by leading the overall strategy and operations of St. Agnes Healthcare,” Vander Kolk said in a statement.

“As president and CEO, I plan to support all our associations and physicians as we realize the vision of St. Agnes, strengthening our ministry with a keen focus on population health in the areas we serve and continuing to provide compassionate, personalized and high-quality care,” he continued.

Vander Kolk will also serve as vice president of Ascension Health.

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