Spring 2015 Commencement Speaker
Keith D. Noll ’87 HHD, B.S.; MHN
Senior Vice President, WellSpan Health and President, York Hospital
Keith D. Noll grew up in York, Pennsylvania, and actually started his work for York Hospital as a teenager back in high school when he cut the grass there. While in college, he continued his work at the hospital as a nurse’s aide. Little did he know back then, that he would go on to become the senior vice president of WellSpan Health and president of WellSpan York Hospital.
Noll leads all of the activities of the York Hospital for WellSpan Health, and is responsible for the 570-bed tertiary care hospital with Magnet designation containing a level 1 trauma center, a level 3 NICU and a 130-physician medical residency program. The hospital generates $1 billion in revenue annually. Noll has served in this position since 2011, and during that time proposed and developed a $48 million project to reconstruct the emergency department for the York Hospital and York County.
After starting his career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he moved back home to York in 1998, and has been with WellSpan Health ever since, working in a variety of roles.
A graduate of Dallastown High School, Noll began his college education at Penn State York before moving on to University Park to complete a degree in health planning and administration, graduating with honors in 1987. Noll then went on to complete a graduate degree in hospital and healthcare administration at the University of Minnesota., where he graduated with honors in 1989.
In addition to his work at the hospital, Noll volunteers his time as the chair-elect of the United Way of York County, on the collegiate council of York College, as the chair of the Quality Committee for the Children’s Home of York, but most importantly, as a member of the Penn State York Advisory Board., which he joined in 2013.
He resides in York.