FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2017
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Caris Healthcare promotes Karen Mundy to South Carolina Regional Director of Operations. Karen joined Caris in 2011 as Patient Care Manager in the Somerville, Tennessee office, and in less than two years was named Central Regional Director of Clinical Care. In this position Karen directed a dedicated clinical staff that provides hands-on care to approximately 345 patients and families each day.
Karen dedicated her entire career to hospice and palliative care. Her first position in hospice was in 1993 working as a hospice aide while attending nursing school. Since then, Karen assisted in opening a hospice general in patient unit at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She also worked for another hospice provider before coming to Caris.
She serves on the board at the Tennessee Hospice Organization Pediatric Coalition, which was formed to improve pediatric hospice and palliative care through education and collaboration.
Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. She is certified as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN) through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, the national professional organization that represents more than 11,500 hospice and palliative care professionals.
Excited about the opportunity, Karen stated, “I love working for a company that promotes and lives up to their values. I am looking forward to working with the South Carolina team.”
About Caris Healthcare
Caris Healthcare provides hospice and palliative care to patients who are affected with life-limiting diseases. Caris has 27 locations covering Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri, South Carolina and Georgia. With a mission to “provide hospice care with grace,” Caris has served more than 38,000 patients and nearly 4,500 patients in 2015 alone. Caris stays grounded in the values of compassion, accountability, respect, integrity, and service. The word ‘Caris’ comes from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘grace.’ The last days of life are a sacred time, and Caris feels strongly that grace should be present when and where it is needed most.