Karen has more than 10 years of experience in academic healthcare, particularly in interrelationships among component entities of AMCs and graduate medical education (GME) planning and strategy. A trusted adviser to clients, she is known to engage and communicate across all levels of an organization to effectively inform decision making. At ECG, Karen frequently develops and vets AMCs’ proposed models to help create more integrated clinical enterprises with new system-wide corporate, governance, leadership, operational, and financial structures. Recently, she applied her clinical integration experience as interim director of an AMC-based cancer center, ensuring performance improvement and effective operations for core programs and services.
Further, Karen helps organizations develop and implement GME strategies, navigate accreditation application processes, and establish themselves as GME participants through new teaching hospital development. She recently worked with Cape Fear Valley Health System (CFVHS) to transition AOA programs to ACGME accreditation and provided recommendations for the overall consortium model between Campbell University, CFVHS, and other hospital affiliates. She also recommends strategies to streamline and centralize GME offices of recently merged parent organizations and effectively integrate their operations across new networks and systems. Prior to joining ECG, Karen worked at Tufts Medical Center where she developed business plans and prioritized the investment of resources to achieve growth for Tufts’ Floating Hospital for Children.