Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays
Neal Kelley joined the Ascension Seton Family in 1998. Before moving to Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays, Neal was the site administrator for Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital and the facility’s associated rural health clinics in Caldwell County. Neal brings more than 25 years of clinical and health care administration experience to his role as chief operating officer. Licensed as a registered nurse since 1991, he has a strong practice background in emergency, surgical and acute care nursing.
Neal is an active alumni of The University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Biology. He also has a bachelor’s in Nursing Science from the University of Phoenix and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Neal has worked extensively on various rural health issues, developed strong community partnerships and continues to address access for the poor and vulnerable. He is a graduate of the Ascension Health two-year Executive Formation Program and currently serves on the board of Community Action of Central Texas.