ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has announced that Colleen Klein, PhD, has been named the new vice president of Patient Care Services/chief nursing officer of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, effective September 29, 2013.
Klein has worked at OSF for approximately 17 working in various roles, including faculty at Saint Anthony College of Nursing, director of Professional Development, Research and Palliative Care, and Magnet program director. She has demonstrated leadership in the areas of professional practice, research and shared governance within Saint Anthony and OSF Healthcare System.
Klein holds a Doctor of Philosophy: Educational Administration and Foundations from Illinois State University in Normal. She earned her Master of Science degree and post-master’s family nurse practitioner from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She is a diploma RN graduate of the Saint Anthony Hospital School of Nursing. As an alumnus, Klein holds the office of president of Saint Anthony Nurses’ Alumni Association. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Klein is published in multiple nursing journals and has made numerous professional presentations nationally and regionally, representing OSF Saint Anthony in the broader professional community.
“Colleen’s commitment to our Mission to serve with the greatest care and love is always evident in her work and dedication to nursing,” Paula Carynski, president of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center said. “We are thrilled to have someone with her unwavering enthusiasm to lead our nurses and Patient Care Services.”