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Karen Peters is manager, regional and London satellite hemodialysis units and home dialysis units at London Health Sciences Centre. She began her career as a staff nurse with LHSC’s renal program in 1972 and since that time has held a number of progressive roles throughout her tenure. Karen will retire in June 2012.
Nominated by colleagues and supported by regional partners, Karen is described as a great role model who leads by example, inspires confidence in her team and renews staff enthusiasm for the work even during times of change and transition. Most recently, Karen has been preparing her team for the upcoming move to the new offsite LHSC Kidney Care Centre in Westmount Shopping Centre, which will consolidate a number of renal units in a single location. Throughout the entire move preparation process, she has been regarded as open, communicative and supportive.
Karen’s nominators also credit her leadership as one of the principal driving forces behind the growth and success of LHSC’s regional program, which today serves as a model of how to deliver “hub and spoke” dialysis care for the province and allows patients to receive care in their own communities.