Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf announced this week that Kathy Chastain has accepted the position as chief nursing officer at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf.
Chastain has more than 29 years of experience in the healthcare industry with a diverse background including critical care nursing, healthcare management, wound care, home health, and quality improvement.
Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, said, “Kathy has been serving as the interim chief nursing officer since June 2011 and has done an incredible job leading the continued growth and development of our health ministry in Port St. Joe.”
Kathy joined Sacred Heart in 2003 as a staff nurse in the intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. She also served there as the education manager for seven years before transferring to Sacred Heart on the Gulf as the director of patient care services in 2010. Kathy received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in 1984 and her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Troy State University in 2006.