Jane Keller is the CEO of OrthoIndy, a respected orthopedic center in the Midwest that employs more than 70 physicians. She has worked in healthcare for more than two decades, both as a nurse and an administrator, which gives her unique insight into the business of orthopedics.
Keller received a nursing degree at Ball State University in Indiana. She worked as a nurse until making the decision to shift her focus to the administrative side of healthcare.
“Without a doubt, the most difficult decision for me was to move into administration full time,” she told Becker’s Hospital Review. “As a nurse, caring for patients is my passion as well as my profession. I’m thrilled that I accepted the challenge of leading IOH because now I care for my patients in a strategic sense, working with our physicians and our entire staff to create a patient-focused, healing environment.”
Keller started working for OrthoIndy while earning her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on organizational leadership at Butler University. Her first role with the company was as the executive director/nursing director of the organization’s surgery centers. In 2005 she was promoted to chief nursing officer. Keller was chosen as the chief executive officer of OrthoIndy and OrthoIndy Hospital in 2013, a position she holds to this day. In the role she works with the board of directors to implement a strategic plan to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.
In 2014, Keller received the Excellence in Leadership Award from Executive Women in Healthcare in recognition of her leadership in community service and efforts to increase opportunities for women in the medical field. She is involved with the Indiana Charter of the Arthritis Foundation, Healthcare Advisory Board for Women’s Choice and Indiana Hospital Association.