The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s reopening plan. The Boston Shriners Hospital completed its Phase 1 attestation on May 27, 2020, and its Phase 2 attestation on June 15, 2020 and its Phase 3 attestation on July 13, 2020. The Phase 3 attestation was resubmitted and reaffirmed on November 16, 2020. The Boston Shriners Hospital also completed and submitted the state’s resurgence attestation on November 16, 2020.

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Kara Sher, RN, BSN, CPN

Kara Sher, RN, BSN, CPN, is the nurse manager of inpatient services at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. Kara started at the hospital in 1999 as a staff nurse on both the surgical specialty and acute care units. She was also a per diem nurse in the outpatient department and post-anesthesia care unit. More recently, Kara served as the hospital’s flyer nurse and clinical expert. Prior to working at the Boston Shriners Hospital, Kara was a primary nurse at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Kara has taken on many leadership roles at the hospital, including serving as chair of the Clinical Advancement Committee and as an active member on the Nurse Practice Council. She has championed many quality improvement projects in the nursing department. Kara is certified as both a PALS instructor and an ABLS instructor.