Karen has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, spanning community care, primary care and tertiary care, covering both operations and strategic policy. She was formerly the CEO of the Home Nursing Foundation, the biggest homecare provider locally. Karen has also spent time in public and private healthcare organisations, including the Agency for Integrated Care, SingHealth and Raffles Medical Group, leading clinical and business operations. She is married and has two dogs.
“I am honoured and privileged to be part of the HCA family. I hope to be able to do my small part in making my fellow human beings’ journey better in this mortal world,” Karen says. “In my time with HCA, I hope to be able to support the development and growth of the HCA family, towards meeting our common goal of uplifting the quality of life of our patients and caregivers.”
Dr Chong Poh Heng
Dr Chong was HCA Hospice Care Deputy Medical Director from 2008 to 2015. He chairs and participates in several advocacy efforts such as the paediatric and young adults Advanced Care Planning (ACP) task force and the Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network (APHN) Paediatric Palliative Care Special Interest Group.
“I will continue the good work that has already been started two and a half decades ago. My vision for the organisation is in striving towards developing clinical teams that are not only stronger in rendering competent and compassionate care to our beneficiaries, yet being able to look after themselves better. After all, we can only truly serve or give of ourselves when the body, mind and spirit are all in a good place,” says Dr Chong who is also the founder of Star PALS, a paediatric palliative care service under HCA Hospice Care.
Dr Chong was also awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2015 and the President's Volunteerism & Philanthropy Award, Leader of Good Award in 2021.