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Karen S. Hayes, PhD, ACNP


Karen Hayes, PhD, ACNP, cares for patients at Lake Regional Clinic - Lake Ozark.

Before joining Lake Regional Hospital in 2013, Hayes already had nearly 40 years of health care experience, including two decades of military service. She retired from the Army Nurse Corps Reserve as a lieutenant colonel in 1996. She continued her health care career working as a nurse practitioner in emergency and primary care in Kansas.

Facilities Lake Regional Clinic - Lake Ozark
Graduate School University of Missouri, PhD Nursing, Columbia, Mo.
Graduate School University of Kansas, Masters of Nursing - Critical Care CNS, Kansas City, Kan.
Graduate School University of Kansas, Family Nurse Practitioner - Post-Master's Certification, Kansas City, Kan.
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Family Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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