Portsmouth Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Karen A. Scoggins, MS, RN, NE-BC, RCIS, CCRN-CMC, as the new Chief Nursing Officer.  Scoggins comes to the Seacoast from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada., where she served as Associate Chief Nursing Officer. She brings with her more than eight years of leadership experience in areas of cardiovascular, orthopedic, and rehabilitation services.

Scoggins attended the University of New Hampshire, in Durham where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing.  Scoggins says her focus is quality care, “every patient, every day, gets the best patient care possible”.

She and her family are excited about moving back to the northeast, in particular to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire.