Employee Spotlight

Keara Turner

Keara Turner is a Human Resources Specialist at Ivinson Memorial Hospital.

Chang Keara Spotlight

Not many people can say they know every 550+ Ivin­son employee by name but Keara Turner, our Human Resources Special­ist just might! Keara just cele­brated three years of employ­ment with Ivin­son Memo­r­ial Hospi­tal where she coor­di­nates the onboard­ing of every new employee, includ­ing our volun­teers. I enjoy getting to say that I know every­one at Ivin­son since almost every­one comes through my door includ­ing all of our new hires,” said Keara. I like being a part of the begin­ning of someone’s employ­ment jour­ney with Ivinson. 

Keara orig­i­nally came to Laramie from Cali­for­nia on a swim schol­ar­ship at the Univer­sity of Wyoming. After grad­u­at­ing with a degree in Commu­ni­ca­tion from UW, she chose to stay in Laramie while her husband, Jordan, works on his PhD in in Physics and Astron­omy. Keara and Jordan take advan­tage of the outdoors in Laramie year-round where they enjoy skiing, hiking, and swimming. 

Keara has a special talent for DIY crafts and plan­ning events, both of which have been useful as she is a key member of our Ivin­son Ambas­sador team. The Ivin­son Ambas­sadors plan and coor­di­nate Ivin­son employee appre­ci­a­tion, recog­ni­tion and outreach events. Keara has hand-crafted count­less signs, banners and décor for these events over the past three years. In addi­tion to all of the Ivin­son events Keara has helped plan, she was busy plan­ning her wedding this past year as well. 

Not only is Keara one of the first people new employ­ees meet at Ivin­son, she is also a famil­iar face for all of our employ­ees as she guides people through bene­fits enroll­ment each year, admin­is­ters FMLA and answers any HR ques­tion that is asked of her. 

As a life­long swim­mer, it’s no surprise that one of Keara’s mottos is just keep swim­ming.” This phrase encour­ages her to perse­vere. I find that this helps me real­ize what is in my control, what isn’t, and how to move forward,” Keara said, It reminds me to stay posi­tive and keep swimming.” 

Ivin­son is proud of the work Keara does to ensure a posi­tive expe­ri­ence for every new Ivin­son employee that joins our team. Thank you, Keara, for the excep­tional care you take of all of us here, at Ivinson!