Our Executive Team

Karen Ziemianski - Executive Staff | ECMC Hospital | Buffalo, NY

KAREN A. ZIEMIANSKI, RN, MS  |  Senior Vice President of Nursing, ECMC

Karen A. Ziemianski, RN, MS, a “cradle” Buffalonian, is proud of her Buffalo heritage. Karen has over 30 plus years of nursing management in multiple nurse leadership roles and started her career as a hospital aide and candy striper.

Karen has been with the ECMC family for over two decades. She leads over 2,000 ECMC front line team members providing strategic vision and direction for the delivery of high quality patient care delivered with compassion, consistent with the ECMC values and mission.

Karen is active within the community and is a member of the Professional Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and Sigma Theta Tau. Karen is a member of many college and university advisory boards throughout Western New York.

She advocates for high quality care and high professional standards. Karen has received the ECMC Nurse of the Month Award, The ECMC Springfest Gala Distinguished Service Award, Health Care 50- Listing of Top Health Care Providers in WNY, and the Network of Religious Community Leadership Award.

Education & Training

  • Aligning Forces for Quality: Transforming Care at the Bedside – National level and WNY participant
  • Post-graduate studies at Wharton School of Business for Nurse Executives and Harvard Business School for Health Care Delivery
  • MS, Nursing Administration, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS, Nursing Clinical Rotations in all aspects of nursing, D’Youville College

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