Porter appoints New V.P. for Patient Care

Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) member Porter Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Karen Beinhaur, MSN/Ed. RN, CEN, as Porter’s new interim vice president for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.

Beinhaur has most recently served as Porter Hospital’s Clinical Director of Patient Care, and will be working closely with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Carrie Wulfman and the entire clinical staff of Porter to  ensure the highest level of patient care quality, safety and satisfaction.

Beinhaur has been a nurse for 20 years and came to Porter from her previous role as Clinical Director of Emergency Services and Urgent Care at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, N.H.; a 208-bed Magnet hospital. In addition to her ED experience, she has worked in Medical/Surgical, Home Health and Physician Practice settings and previously worked at a Critical Access Hospital in New Hampshire. Karen began her healthcare career as an LNA at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (while she was in nursing school) in the early 1990’s.

She was born in Burlington, Vermont and grew up in Vergennes.