SOMC’s Thompson Elected to NAHC Board of Directors

Karen Marshall Thompson, director of Home Health Services and the Wound Healing Center at Southern Ohio Medical Center, was recently elected to the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Board of Directors.

Thompson was elected for Region V, which includes representation from Ohio, Ill., Ind., Mich., Minn., and Wis.

“I am very excited to receive this honor,” Thompson said. “The NAHC Board of Directors is the chief policy making body of the NAHC, and I am thrilled to be a part of such an important institution.”

The NAHC meets four times per year in Washington, D.C. and its activities include political advocacy and activism, strategic planning, educational programming and collaborative projects, which demonstrate the clinical efficacy and effectiveness of Home Care and Hospice services.

Thompson, RN, MS, CNS, has been an employee at SOMC for 33 years and also serves as a tri-leader for the hospital’s Magnet recognition program.

“I’m grateful for the excellent opportunities I have been afforded through my work at SOMC, and I’m thankful for the support they’ve shown me in my latest endeavor,” Thompson said.

Thompson is a graduate of The Ohio State University, Ohio University and Mount Carmel Hospital School of Nursing. She resides in Otway with her husband, Ben.