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Kara Greer named VP of Human Resources

Kara GreerKara Greer, MA, an experienced human resources executive in the health care, hospitality and insurance industries, has been chosen to lead HR efforts at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital. She starts October 7, 2019. 

Greer joins Tufts MC from Liberty Mutual Insurance, where she served as Vice President and Manager of Talent, Strategy and Planning. Prior to that she served as Vice President, Human Resources, Talent Management & Learning for Ochsner Health System, a non-profit, academic, health system in New Orleans, Louisiana consisting of more than 25 hospitals and over 15,000 employees. There she led system performance, succession and talent review efforts aligned to leveraging talent and building bench strength across all disciplines. She also led strategic HR efforts to increase employee engagement and implemented a nationally recognized Leadership Institute which moved performance metrics in patient satisfaction, employee engagement and leadership effectiveness. Kara also brings experience in service and operational excellence, talent acquisition and other HR functions from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

“To deliver the very best care, we must continue to recruit the very best people and that means the need for a passionate and inspiring HR leader,” said Mike Apkon, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. “Kara has a proven track record of engaging the right people for the job and developing creative programs to ensure those employees can continue to learn, grow and thrive.”  

In the role as Vice President of Human Resources, Greer will lead human resource efforts for the Medical Center’s 5,900 staff members, including employee and leadership development, strategic workforce planning, talent acquisition, and performance management. 

“Tufts Medical Center is a best in class teaching hospital with a strong commitment to providing high quality care to patients and the surrounding communities,” said Greer. “It’s also known for its culture of collaboration, innovation and respect. It’s an honor to join the talented team at Tufts, MC and lead the HR efforts at this transformative time in health care.”  

Greer received her Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from the University of Southern Maine and her undergraduate degree from Tulane University.  She’s served as adjunct faculty for a number of colleges including Clark University and Tulane. 


About Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Tufts Children's Hospital. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. The Medical Center features a level one trauma center with rooftop helipad, the largest heart transplant center in New England and a renowned research program, ranking among the top 10 percent of independent hospitals to receive federal research funding. A physician network of 1,800 New England Quality Care Alliance doctors represents our strong commitment to health in the community. Tufts Medical Center is a founding member of Wellforce. For more information, visit