Karen joined The Carpenter Health Network July 2019. With her new role as Vice President of Rehabilitative operations and Restorative Services she will oversee the operations for our Rehabilitation Centers, Skilled Nursing Facility, LTAC, Day Neuro Outpatient Therapy, and Outpatient Wound Care Clinics.
Karen has several years of experience in administrator and leadership roles. Over the course of her career she oversaw management for multiple respiratory therapy departments, blood gas laboratories and glucometer systems. She has worked for United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital, Promise Hospital Baton Rouge, AMG Specialty Hospital Denham Springs (Acadiana Management Group), LTAC Hospital of Feliciana (Acadiana Management Group), and LTAC Hospital of Denham Springs (Acadiana Management Group).
Karen graduated from Southern Louisiana University and has licenses and certifications in CRT/RRT (Louisiana), BLS Instructor (AHA), ACLS Instructor (AHA), Change Management Specialist and even in Six Sigma Lean Professional, and Sigma Black Belt Professional. Karen had also been involved with other experiences such as March of Dimes and the JDRF Walk.