LODI, Ohio: Karen Gates, DNP, RN, NE-BC, has been named vice president of operations and nursing at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Lodi Hospital. This position is the senior leadership role at the hospital.
Gates most recently worked at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where she spent the past six years leading operations for its ambulatory network. In this role, she oversaw outpatient clinics, pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, allergy and immunology, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, surgery, ENT, wound and urgent care services. She has a strong emergency services background and has worked in the rehabilitation and critical access hospital environments.
Originally from Northeast Ohio, Gates also has worked in Virginia and Florida. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Akron. She obtained a doctorate in nursing practice from Texas Christian University.
John Baker, DNP, MBA, RN, previously held this role at Lodi Hospital. He was named chief nursing officer at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital earlier this year.
Gates lives in LaGrange with her husband, John, a police officer at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital.