Executive Team


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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.