Karen Boyer joined Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in 2000 as a senior staff nurse. She soon became a clinical nurse manager providing leadership for medical/surgical/trauma, medical surgical intermediate care, several intensive care units, and the medical emergency team. In 2009, she was named MUMC’s Nurse Leader of the Year. In 2010, she was promoted to executive director of several clinical units. She was named vice president of nursing in 2013. In 2015, her role was expanded to vice president of patient care services.
Boyer works closely with the chief nursing officer to implement best practices, financial excellence, and retention for the largest segment of MUMC’s workforce: its nurses. Boyer has special interest and expertise in team building and staff development. She also plays a key role in accreditation efforts and in the organization’s transition to electronic medical records.
Boyer began her career as a staff nurse at St. Joseph’s hospital in Savannah in 1991. She holds master’s degrees in hospital administration and business administration from American InterContinental University and a nursing degree from Armstrong State University in Savannah.