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Karin McCrary Joins Village Shalom As Chief Operating Officer

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Karin McCrary, RN, BSN, has joined the staff of Village Shalom as Chief Operating Officer. In this position she will oversee and manage daily operations for the campus of the continuing-care retirement community, including the areas of Nursing, Facilities and Grounds, Dining Services, Resident Services, and Social Services.

Karin McCrary

McCrary brings to Village Shalom more than 25 years’ experience in the field of health care, holding leadership roles in numerous hospital- and community-based programs. She most recently served as vice president of Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute in Kansas City, where she was responsible for all operations and strategic planning for the institute’s functions throughout the Saint Luke’s Health System. She previously managed the Goppert Center for Breast Care at Saint Luke’s South Hospital, and held various positions at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. She has worked extensively in nursing, teaching and health-care environments for a variety of organizations including Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital in Gardner, Kansas; Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas; Research Medical Center and its College of Nursing, Kansas City, Missouri; The Forum Group, Overland Park; and Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.

McCrary holds a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Kansas State University, and a B.S. degree in Nursing from Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst College. Her volunteer and honorary involvements in the health-care field include a term as president of the Research College of Nursing Honor Society and membership on the college’s governing board, as well as recognition as an executive mentor for Kansas State University, where she was nominated for Mentor of the Year in 2013.

“I am privileged to join an organization with the reputation of excellence that Village Shalom has built,” McCrary commented. “It is my hope to make a significant contribution to Village Shalom’s continued success, growth and scope of service to the community’s senior adults.”

Matthew Lewis, President and CEO, said, “Karin will be a valuable addition to Village Shalom and our management team. More than just possessing extensive experience, she is dedicated to providing compassionate care to our residents and families. She will truly be an asset to our organization.”

McCrary and her husband, Chuck, have a daughter Jessica, 22, and a son Jacob, 18.