Karen Karpovich has been named the Director of Risk Management for The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. In this position, she is responsible for effectively managing a systematic, proactive, and comprehensive Risk Management program for the Hospital and its associated entities, including but not limited to: loss prevention; risk identification, analysis and follow-up; and management of general and health care professional liability claims.
Karpovich has been with the Hospital since 1992, initially serving as a General Medical Technologist. She moved on to become a Senior Medical Technologist and the Laboratory Point of Care Coordinator. Later she became the Laboratory Client Services Supervisor, Quality Management Coordinator, and Safety & Chemical Hygiene Officer. During her most recent position as Regulatory Coordinator, Karpovich was responsible for oversight of the Hospital’s accreditation/licensure activities.
Karpovich earned her bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa., and completed a Medical Technologist Clinical Internship to earn a certificate from Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pa. She is registered as a Medical Technologist and Blood Bank Technologist Categorical by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.