The board of Massac Memorial Hospital recently announced the appointments of Christine Nutty as their new interim CEO and Gerald Klein as the new interim CFO.
Nutty assumed responsibilities as interim CEO on June 18 and succeeded William Hartley, whose last day was May 9.
Nutty attained her masters and bachelors in nursing from Murray State University and began her nursing career in 1974 at Massac Memorial Hospital working in obstetrics and as charge nurse on the surgical unit and cardiac care unit.
In 1983, Nutty went to work at Western Baptist Hospital on the orthopaedics/urology floor and then spent nine years in cardiac care.
In 1993, she became the infection control practitioner, becoming certified in 1995. During this time, Nutty wrote numerous articles, videos and training lectures related to infectious disease prevention and infection control.
Nutty was active in the international organization Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and was elected president in 2009. She gave lectures in Canada, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Japan and in 18 major cities in U.S. She authored the Infection Control Certification Study Guide, which was published and has been sold throughout the world for many years to help professionals prepare for the certification exam.
In 2006, Nutty served as a construction consultant for Massac Memorial Hospital. In 2010 she worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) performing data collection for research to reduce blood stream and ventilator associated pneumonia infections. During this time she traveled to most major hospitals in the U.S.
In 2011-13, Nutty began traveling to Japan to perform inspections for hospital accreditation. These hospitals were located in Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Fujita, and Ashikaga.
In addition to her medical career, Nutty was a member of the board of directors at Hope Unlimited, serving as the chair for one year.
She lives in Metropolis with her husband, Bill. She has two sons, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Klein assumed his responsibilities on June 24 and succeeds Chelle Keplinger, who stepped down to take a CFO position in Wyoming.
Klein graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 with a bachelors of business administration degree in accounting. He graduated from the University of Akron in 1976 with a master’s in accounting. He attended the Executive Program in Healthcare Financial Management at Ohio State University in 1981.
Klein retired in January 2014 from Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, where he served as CFO from 2006-14.
Klein and his wife, Elaine, live in Notre Dame, Ind. but will relocate to Metropolis for his interim period at Massac Memorial Hospital.