Remarkable Woman in Business: Karen Goyette ’91

Sulin Ba, associate dean of Academic and Research Support at the UConn School of Business, poses for a photo with Karen Goyette '91, senior vice president of Strategy and System Integration at Hartford Healthcare. Goyette and seven other remarkable women in business were honored during a May 10 ceremony at the Hartford Hilton. (Michael Deotte/UConn School of Business)
Sulin Ba, associate dean of Academic and Research Support at the UConn School of Business, poses for a photo with Karen Goyette โ€˜91, senior vice president of Strategy and System Integration at Hartford Healthcare. Goyette and seven other remarkable women in business were honored during a May 10 ceremony at the Hartford Hilton. (Michael Deotte/UConn School of Business)

Karen Goyette ’91, who earned a bachelor’s degree in health systems management from UConn, has recently been instrumental in the creation of 18 family healthcare centers in Connecticut; the mergers of two hospitals into the Hartford Healthcare organization; and oversaw the planning, design and construction of a $45 million expansion at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Colleagues describe her as genuine, caring and patient-focused.

The Women in Business program, now in its 15th year, was organized by the Hartford Business Journal, with the UConn School of Business as the education leadership sponsor. Some 350 people attended the event, which featured keynote speaker Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, who spoke of the legacy of leadership.