Executive Team

GENERAL MANAGER - ​Karen Clark

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Karen is an experienced health executive who has a wealth of knowledge and executive leadership experience in both hospital operations and clinical streams from her work in major healthcare facilities across both the private and public hospital sectors.

Before joining the Buderim Private Hospital in June 2019, Karen was the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer with St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Melbourne where she was responsible for driving high clinical standards; the introduction and implementation of innovative technology; and building additional theatres.

Earlier in her career Karen held a number of roles including General Manager/Director of Nursing at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Director of Nursing and Operations at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Hospital Manager/Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Mercy Hospital for Women.

Karen’s vision is to further enhance and develop the hospital’s unique blend of care, commitment and expertise to consistently exceed the needs and expectations of our patients, their families and the community.

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES - Kate Burns

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Kate is a dedicated healthcare professional with expertise in leading and managing both strategic and operational functions within the healthcare sector.  Kate has a strong clinical, operational and consulting background in service and process redesign to improve operational performance and ensure better outcomes for patients and communities.

Kate has a critical care nursing background and has held product, project and consulting roles within Telstra Health, Manager of Access and Patient Flow at Royal Melbourne Hospital and clinical and operational leadership roles with Mercy Health. Kate has worked with a diverse array of stakeholders to deliver patient and service redesign to improve quality of care and achieve efficient and effective operations.

Kate has a demonstrated commitment to customer focus, ensuring delivery of safe quality care through innovation, continuous improvement, team cohesiveness and resource sustainability.

Kate's vision for Buderim Private is to lead our teams to grow our services and ensure optimisation for patients around quality, safety and excellence.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES - Holly Berlin

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Holly was appointed Director of Finance and Support Services in September 2019, and has a background in Finance and Accountancy since 2005. Holly commenced her career in Accounting and Business Advisory, and was previously Director of Finance and Corporate Services at St John of God Bendigo Hospital before moving to the Sunshine Coast to join Buderim Private Hospital. Holly holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a member of CPA Australia since 2011.