Senior Leadership Bio


  • Karen Boyer, MHA, MBA, R.N.

    Chief Nursing Officer

    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. She was later promoted to executive director of several clinical units. Boyer was named vice president of nursing in 2013 and her role was soon expanded to vice president of patient care services. In 2017, she became our chief nursing officer.

    Boyer oversees best practices, financial excellence, and retention for the largest segment of MUMC’s workforce: its nurses. She has special interest and expertise in team building and staff development. Boyer also plays a key role in accreditation efforts and was instrumental 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.