Telemetry Unit Staff RN Karen has received the North Oaks Health System
Nurse Excellence Award for September 2018.
In April 2015, Karen joined the Operating Room team as a Circulating Registered
Nurse. She transferred to the Telemetry Unit as a Staff Registered Nurse
in June 2016. She frequently helps out as a Relief Charge Nurse and mentoring
new staff members as a Preceptor.
"I love hearing stories about my patients' lives," shares
Karen. "Having that connection helps me better care for them."
Karen earned an associate degree in Nursing through Roane State Community
College in Harriman, Tennessee.
She lives in Tickfaw with her husband Elliott. They have four children
– Rae-Anne, 18; Elliott Jr., 17; James, 14; and Garrette, 11.
Spending time with family and reading are favorite pastimes. Karen adds
that she would really love to learn to play the banjo one day.
“Karen’s patients and coworkers agree that Karen treats everyone
like family," affirms Telemetry Unit Clinical Nurse Manager Jesse
Donahue. "North Oaks is a better place because of Karen and the exceptional
care she provides.”