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Karen is a nurse at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.


Hospital Hacking[]

When the computers at Grey Sloan were hacked, the doctors were left unable to access patient medical records. Jo spent time running around the hospital, tracking down which nurse had tended to Frankie Baner, so they'd know what kind of stroke he was having so they could treat him properly. She asked James and learned that Karen had been on shift at that time, but Karen said she was tied up, so she asked Taylor to take care of Frankie. Jo found Taylor just as he was leaving the hospital and he told her that he hadn't given Frankie Vitamin K, meaning giving him heparin would probably kill him. ("Out of Nowhere")

Karin Taylor[]

When Karin Taylor complained of pain in the ER, Karen came to get April to tell her about it. ("Personal Jesus")


When Tad started coughing up blood in the ER, Karen stepped in to help and informed Tom Koracick that no labs had been ordered for Tad. ("Gut Feeling")

Frankie's Death[]

When fellow nurse, Frankie, was 28 weeks pregnant, she collapsed. Her spleen was twisted, but she refused surgery because she was worried about her baby. Her spleen started to un-twist, but then she had abdominal bleeding, so she was rushed into surgery. In surgery, the bleed was stopped, but then Frankie crashed, so they did an emergency c-section to deliver her son. After that, they tried to resuscitate her but they were unsuccessful. Richard then delivered the news of her death to Karen and the other nurses. ("Anybody Have a Map?")

Catherine's Surgery[]

When Catherine had surgery to remove her tumor, Karen was in the crowd watching from the gallery. ("The Winner Takes It All")

Lining the Hall for Abby[]

When Abby Redding needed surgery after being raped, Karen was among the women who lined the hallway to the elevator to ensure that Abby wouldn't see any men's faces. ("Silent All These Years")

Directing Sabrina and Chris[]

When Sabrina and Chris Webber came to the hospital looking for Richard, Karen told them she knew who he was, but he didn't work there anymore and they needed to go to Pacific Northwest General Hospital instead. ("Papa Don't Preach")

Leo's X-ray[]

When Leo had an x-ray after throwing up at day care, Karen came in to tell Teddy and Owen the scans were up. ("A Hard Pill to Swallow")

Joey Phillips[]

When Joey Phillips refused to do his physical therapy, Cormac went to Karen and asked for the location of the video game cart, hoping that would help. She went to look for it. ("A Diagnosis")

Richard's Surgery[]

Karen was among the medical staff in the gallery watching Richard's explantation and hip replacement. ("Put on a Happy Face")

Robert's Surgery[]

When Robert Sullivan had surgery to treat his nerve condition, Karen checked on him afterward. He was in extreme pain, so she gave him morphine as Amelia had ordered. ("Louder Than a Bomb")


A month into the Covid-19 pandemic, Karen was working outside the hospital, screening patients before they were brought in or sent home. ("All Tomorrow's Parties")

On the new interns' first day, Karen became frustrated with James Chee, who had spent two hours on progress notes and summaries and hadn't even finished one. When she saw Koracick approaching, she told him to fix it. ("My Happy Ending")

When Seattle Pres closed to incoming patients due to being at capacity, Karen helped set up the cafeteria as COVID overflow. She informed Teddy that they had four more high-flows because they'd lost the patients who were using them. ("No Time for Despair")


She is a nurse at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.



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