Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Burnet
Karen Litterer assumed her current role in March 2016 after serving in an interim capacity since August 2015. Litterer joined the Seton Family in February 1998 as Highland Lakes Medical Center was acquired by the Seton Family of Hospitals. She previously served as the Director of Nursing Operations at Highland lakes Medical Center, starting in 1991.
During her tenure at Seton Highland Lakes, she assisted with the hospital’s transition to a Critical Access Hospital and was selected to participate in the Texas Nurses Association demonstration project for small rural hospitals called “Nurse Friendly Designation,” the precursor to the present “Pathway to Excellence” Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has had responsibilities for numerous ancillary departments at the hospital over the years, including respiratory therapy, imaging, lab, health information management and quality, risk and infection control.
Litterer earned her Nurse Executive Advanced -Board Certification ( NEA-BC ) in 2012 and currently serves as an associate faculty member for the Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing’s on-line ADN to BSN program.
She is a member of the Burnet County ISD School Health Advisory Council; the Curriculum Committee for the Health and Technology programs for the Burnet Independent School District; and the Highland Lakes Health Partnership Board.