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Karen BohallJamestown, New York (date t.b.a.)—WCA Hospital, Southwestern New York’s largest not-for-profit health care provider, today announced it has appointed Karen L. Bohall, as its Director of Human Resources.  Karen will have overall responsibility for the planning and direction of a broad spectrum of human resources strategies in support of WCA’s mission and vision.

Bohall brings over 30 years of solid human resources management to her new position.  Prior to being named director, she served as interim director of human resources at WCA. Mrs. Bohall’s career includes extensive experience in the human resources field with expansive knowledge in employment recruiting and retention, employment orientation and training, employee relations, statistical reporting, and policy development.

“We are pleased to have Karen lead our human resources initiatives,” said Betsy T. Wright, President/CEO at WCA Hospital.  “Karen brings a wealth of human resources expertise to her new position and she will be an asset to our administrative and management leadership and staff at WCA.  We look forward to working with Karen in her new capacity.” 

In her new post, Bohall will oversee all facets of human resources management for approximately 1,300 employees including, implementing policies and procedures, recruitment activities, staff and leadership development, strategic planning, human resources operations, as well as, employee relations, and compensation and benefits. 

Karen joined WCA Hospital in 1983 and has held multiple positions in Human Resources prior to her recent promotion.  A recognized leader in the human resources field, she is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management - and member of the local New York/Pennsylvania SHRM group.  She served on school board at Maple Grove Jr./Sr. High School in Bemus Point, New York, for six years and was a member and Past-President of the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) at the former Fluvanna Elementary School, in Jamestown, New York.

“It is a privilege to work for a highly respected healthcare leader,” said Karen Bohall.  “WCA is a very rewarding place to work and I am proud to be part of a supportive, patient-centered work force who is so dedicated to our mission, and to work among so many great professionals who truly love what they do each day.  I enjoy teaching others the words of Chinese philosopher Confucius who once said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Karen resides in Bemus Point, New York, with husband, Reynold, and has three grown children, Justin, Brooks, and Christina and two granddaughters, Allison and Lily.

WCA Hospital of Jamestown is Southwestern New York's largest not-for-profit health care provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute care and rehabilitation services. WCA is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and American College of Radiology; and is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

To apply for a job or to learn more about career or volunteer opportunities available at WCA Hospital, contact Amy Reinhardt, Employment Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator, at (716) 664-8388.

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