Ashley Regional Medical Center Appoints New Medical/Surgical and ICU Director

April 7, 2020

Vernal, Utah (April 7, 2020) – Ashley Regional Medical Center today announced that Kristie Keel, registered nurse and long-time resident of the Uintah Basin, has been promoted to director of the medical/surgical and intensive care units.

Keel has over twenty years of experience working as a registered nurse in a variety of specialties. She has worked in the Ashley Regional Radiology, Medical/Surgical and ICU departments and most recently as breast health navigator at Ashley Regional Women’s Center. 

In her new role, Keel will oversee operations, staffing and patient care within the medical/surgical and intensive care departments.

“We are extremely excited to have Kristie as part of our team,” stated Greg Gardiner, chief clinical officer at Ashley Regional. “Her dedication to providing high-quality care to our community is profound and I’m confident that she will thrive in her new role.”

About Ashley Regional Medical Center

Through its 39-bed, Joint Commission-accredited acute care facility and physician practices, Ashley Regional Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient services to the populations of Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett counties in Utah and Rio Blanco County in Colorado. It is a designated Level IV trauma center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center and has been designated as a Stroke Receiving Facility by the Utah State Department of Health. The hospital's campus also includes a 45,000-square-foot, three-story Women's Center and an Infusion Center. Ashley Regional has been recognized by Health Insight, Leapfrog Group and other sources for excellence in quality indicators and measures.

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