​Karen Thomas, Chief Executive Officer

Karen ThomasKaren Thomas is the chief executive officer of Select Specialty Hospital – Greensboro. In this role, she oversees hospital operations, patient experience and referral relationships.

She was promoted to CEO in 2021, following a four-year stint as Greensboro’s director of business development. During her tenure, Karen established auto-referral programs with several large hospital systems, worked with corporate leadership to grow service lines and collaborated with local CEOs to increase market share. Additionally, she spent three years as a clinical liaison for Select Specialty Hospital – Durham and Greensboro before being elevated to DBD.

Earlier, Karen worked as a licensed clinical social worker and assistant director of the clinical social work department at Cone Health and as a clinical liaison for Kindred Healthcare.

She earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in social work from the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill and Greensboro locations, respectively.


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Select Specialty Hospital is a critical illness recovery hospital, specializing in helping critically ill patients breathe, speak, eat, walk and think as independently as possible.