St. Paul’s Senior Services Hires Corporate Nurse
** Karen Mitchell-Keels named Corporate Nurse at St. Paul’s, overseeing all nursing programs **
San Diego, Calif. (June 14, 2022) – St. Paul’s Senior Services (SPSS) announces the hire of Karen Mitchell-Keels as Corporate Nurse. The new position will help to ensure the delivery of best-in-class nursing services throughout all of St. Paul’s programs, including St. Paul’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
In this position, Mitchell-Keels will oversee infection control and required nurse training. She will also help develop strong clinical quality improvement programs and ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Additionally, she will work with nursing leadership to drive corporate-wide nursing standards, policies, and practices.
“The new position was created to have corporate-level support of our nursing staff, especially as we continue to grow,” said Tim Frazier, Vice President & Corporate Administrative Officer. “We wanted to ensure ongoing delivery of outstanding nursing services, to coordinate efforts in maintaining standards of practice, and to provide an environment of mutual support.”
Mitchell-Keels has served in various roles that directly support her work at St. Paul’s, including consulting nurse, clinic manager and care coordinator, nurse educator, outreach manager and case manager.
“Karen is confident, warm, engaging, thoroughly knowledgeable, supportive, collaborative and focused on high-quality outcomes and great performance,” said Frazier. “She is also a life-long learner and knows how to meet people where they are. She has been very well-received here at St. Paul’s and will add tremendous value and make key contributions to developing and improving our culture.”
Mitchell-Keels’ primary responsibility is to oversee clinical practice, professional staff development, and improve care quality throughout St. Paul’s programs and communities, ranging from assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and St. Paul’s PACE.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to develop a nursing department and work with talented and motivated clinical staff,” said Mitchell-Keels. “I will lead the efforts to establish a nursing culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization. I will oversee the implementation of innovative patient and resident care by developing a shared governance framework for our healthcare workers and clinical staff.”
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St. Paul’s Senior Services is a mission-driven San Diego non-profit and full-service senior care provider, offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing, a Child Care and a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Since opening its doors in 1960, St. Paul’s has served as an innovator in the San Diego community with a reputation for exceptional care. For more information on St. Paul’s Senior Services, please visit www.StPaulsSeniors.org or call 1(619) 239-6900.