Karen has been employed at the hospice since 2010. She was inspired to pursue leadership opportunities and participate in Quality Improvement activities which allowed her to move from a palliative care RN position into a management position in 2013. Since that time, Karen has played an active role in successful Accreditation cycles, policy development and strategic planning.
Karen provides leadership and support to approximately 35 clinical employees including Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Health Care Aides. The role requires adherence to all Continuing Care Health Service standards and applicable legislation. Karen participates actively in the following hospice committees: Quality Improvement, Resident Safety Committee, Policy Review Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Expansion Task Force, Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Ethics Team, Capital campaign Cabinet, and a variety of active Accreditation planning committees (Hospice Palliative End of Life Care, Medication Management, Leadership and recently Governance).
Karen is currently supporting the Foothills Country Hospice team as Interim Executive Director.