Doctor joins MarillacHealth as chief medical officer

Dr. Shannon Keel

Dr. Shannon Keel has joined MarillacHealth in Grand Junction as chief medical officer.

Keel succeeds Dr. Crystal Owens, who will remain with MarillacHealth as a primary care provider seeing patients at the Marillac County Clinic.

Keel brings to her latest position experience in leadership positions at St. Mary’s Hospital Family Practice Residency and HopeWest in Grand Junction.

After receiving an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado and completed her family practice residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver. She also received a master’s degree in public health through the Leadership in Public Health Practices Program at the University of Colorado.

She worked for Indian Health Services on the Navajo Reservation and at a community health center in Philadelphia before moving to the Grand Valley.

MarillacHealth provides a range of health care services for the low and middle income, uninsured and underinsured population in Mesa County. For additional information, visit the website located at