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Erlanger Health System Leadership

Jan Keys, DNP, RN, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

Jan Keys

Janice Keys, DNP, RN, FACHE serves as Senior Vice President & CNE for the Erlanger Health System. Before joining Erlanger in 2011, Dr. Keys served as the CNO for the Hamilton Healthcare System in Dalton, Ga.  

She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Tennessee, received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of West Georgia and earned a Wharton Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 2007. She is adjunct faculty for all the area colleges of nursing in Tennessee and Georgia.

Dr. Keys is a Board Certified Healthcare Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the Wharton Business School for Nurse Executives. She was Tennessee Hospital Association’s Senior Executive of the Year in 2014, Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives awarded her the Excellence in Nursing Leadership award in 2017 and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing Alumni Award in 2017.  Dr. Keys has been recognized by VHA National for her work on the Robert Woods Johnson project, Transforming Care at the Bedside. She has served as the Nurse Representative on the Georgia Hospital Association Board and received recognition for outstanding contributions and leadership as President of the Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders, 2009–2010