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Natchaug Hospital has named John O’Keefe to the position of Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Inpatient Services.
O’Keefe comes to Natchaug with 25 years of nursing experience, 18 of which have been spent in leadership positions. He has held administrative positions at a number of Connecticut hospitals, including Windham Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Rockville General Hospital, and Manchester Memorial Hospital.
Most recently, O’Keefe served as the Nurse Director of Critical Care/Telemetry, Cardio/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Non-invasive Cardiology, Sleep Laboratory, and Respiratory Therapy at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Conn. During his 10 years at Day Kimball, he also spent time as Director of Nursing for Behavioral Health Services.
“John’s extensive administrative experience and familiarity with the region will make him a great asset to our organization,” said Natchaug Vice President and Interim COO David Klein, Ph.D.
O’Keefe is no stranger to Natchaug Hospital; for the past five years, he has worked as a per diem Nursing Supervisor at Natchaug on nights and weekends.
“Many of our staff already know and respect John from his time at Natchaug,” Dr. Klein said. “A broad range of staff participated in the interview process, and John was a clear consensus choice for the job.”
O’Keefe received his B.S. in Nursing and M.S. in Nursing Administration from the , and is Board Certified in Advanced Nursing Administration.