Please join us in welcoming our new Director of Nursing (DON) for our Skilled Nursing residents, Karen Porter. Karen has been with Charlotte Hall Veterans Home for 2 1/2 years, serving as Quality Assurance Director for the Skilled Nursing units. Karen has a Master’s Degree in Nursing and holds a certification as a Director of Nursing Services.
Prior to working at Charlotte Hall, Karen worked for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in the Education Department. She has experience working in many different nursing specialties, including Health Services Administrator for a local correctional facility providing oversight of the medical programs and clinical nursing care for the residents of that facility. Karen has also worked as a staff nurse in the pediatric respiratory unit at a children’s hospital and as a field staff nurse for a local home health agency providing outpatient nursing care for patients in their homes. She has also served as the Clinical Supervisor overseeing an interdisciplinary team to coordinate the home care for patients in the Southern Maryland region. Karen is sure to bring a wealth of success to our Nursing Department!
We's also like wish our former DON, Leslie Steffey, the best of luck in her new position as Assistant Director of Nursing.