Keith Jackson

Vice President, Behavioral Health Services

QHR Health

Keith joined the QHR Health team in September 2020 as the Vice President of Behavioral Health to develop and lead the behavioral health and addictions service line. He has over 25 years’ experience in the strategic and operational management of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and addiction services. Keith will bring his experience with strategic planning, directing, implementing and evaluation of internal and external behavioral health growth and development opportunities to evaluate our client’s community needs.

Keith is a North Carolina native and his hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, traveling, and reading. He is an avid Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, and Clemson University Football fan. He is also a proud contributor to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC).

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral Health
  • Addiction Services
  • Program Development
  • Social Services
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Case Management
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • For-Profit Organizations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare Management
  • Hospitals
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Managed Care
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer Service
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Coaching
  • Physician Relations
  • Training
  • Rural Health
  • Recruitment

Previous Experience

  • HCA-TriStar Division
    Regional Vice President, Behavioral Health Services
  • Community Health Systems (CHS)
    Director, Corp., Strategic Growth and Operations
  • Access Family Services, Inc.
    Community Development Director
  • Spring Brook Behavioral Health System
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
    Director of Business Development and Managed Care, Universal Health Services (UHS)
  • Community Psychiatric Centers (CPC)
    US Psychiatric Division Account Manager
  • Ramsay Healthcare – Desert Vista Hospital
    Director of Marketing and Business Development
  • Pegasus Recovery Centers
    Community Representative
  • Community Psychiatric Centers (CPC) – Cedar Spring Hospital
    Coordinator, Screening Team for Assessment and Referral


  • Master of Business /
    Healthcare Administration
    Jacksonville University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte


  • Member of American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics


  • Mental Health America
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill