JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C., –
Captain Mary Kim Kenney-Gutshall, assumed command of the Naval Health Clinic Charleston during a routine change of command ceremony held Aug. 4 at the Redbank Club Ballroom at Joint Base Charleston. Kenney-Gutshall was previously the executive officer at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Kenney-Gutshall relieved Capt. Paula McClure, who will be assigned as the Director of Program Operations at the TRICARE Regional Office West, San Diego, Calif.
Kenney-Gutshall received her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla., and her master's degree in Nursing from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. After a 15-year civilian health care career, she began her active duty career in 1990 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. in the Labor and Delivery Unit. Throughout her first tour at Bethesda she was assigned as staff nurse, division officer, and Department Head for Perinatal Services.
Other tours include the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. as Clinical Specialist for Maternal Infant Services, the U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, Maternal Child Nursing Services department head at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash and as Senior Nurse, Branch Health Clinic, Atsugi, Japan.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.