Karin Olson


Karin Olson is Chief Operating Officer for the VCH Coastal Community of Care. Previously, Karin spent three years in Ontario where she was Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive at Kitchener’s Grand River Hospital. She has over 35 years of progressive senior operational leadership experience, including 16 years in the Coastal region itself: firstly as Manager of Critical Care/Cardiac/Emergency at Lions Gate Hospital, then as Director of Acute Care Services for Coastal.
Along with her hands-on nursing experience, Karin holds an Executive MBA from the Sauder School of Business along with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of British Columbia. She is also trained in LEAN management, a graduate of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Academy, a certified Canadian College of Health Service Executive.

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