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Anthony Keck

Anthony Keck, Ballad Health's executive VP for system innovation and chief population health officer photo

Anthony Keck is the Executive Vice President for System Innovation and Chief Population Health Officer at Ballad Health. He is the former senior vice president and chief development officer for Mountain States Health Alliance. In his current role, he is responsible for strategy and value based services, information technology, marketing and communications, government affairs, the Ballad Health Foundation, and the system's new department of community health programs.

Before joining Mountain States, Keck served as the director of Health and Human Services for South Carolina during the first term of Governor Nikki R. Haley and also served three years in the administration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Prior to his government service, he worked for organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Ochsner Clinic New Orleans, and St. Thomas Health Services, a community clinic also located in New Orleans.

Keck was active in establishing the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum after Hurricane Katrina, served on the Board of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education, and the Executive Committee of the National Academy for State Health Policy. He is currently vice-chair of the board for the Virginia Center for Health Innovation, a board member of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, and chair of the Government Relations committee of the Kingsport, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He is also vice-chair of the board for Overmountain Recovery clinic, a partnership between Ballad and East Tennessee State University providing research and counseling focused Medication Assisted Treatment for persons in recovery for opioid use disorder. Keck lives in Bristol, Tennessee, and is married with two children.