Nason Hospital Names Chief Nursing Officer

September 15, 2015

Michelle Buttry, RN, BSN, CIC, has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Nason Hospital. Buttry has been serving as Interim CNO since April of 2015 and has worked at Nason Hospital as a nurse manager since 1993.

Buttry is a graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School and West Virginia University where she earned her BSN. She began her career as a Nurse Assistant at the National Institute of Health, Public Health Service in Bethesda, Maryland, before moving into a role as a staff nurse in the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant unit at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Buttry then worked as a staff nurse in the Intensive care and Coronary Care units at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center before beginning her career at Nason Hospital.

In her time at Nason, Buttry has served as a nurse manager for the Medical/Surgical, ICU, Emergency Department and Cardiopulmonary Hospital staff, overseeing care planning, coordination of care and education of staff. In addition, Buttry is a Certified Infection Control Professional (CIC) and has served as Nason Hospital’s Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

“I am so pleased to accept this promotion and look forward to building a healthier community with the support of Lifepoint Health and Conemaugh Health System.  Our board of directors and administration are diligently working with the medical staff and the public to determine the needs of our community.  As we develop new services and improve programs our staff is committed to maintain the personalized care that we are well known for. “  

Outside of the hospital, Buttry is an active member of United Church of Christ, St. Paul’s and enjoys biking, boating and fishing. She and her husband Lonnie are the proud parents of two sons, Austin and Conner.