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SoutheastHEALTH Hires Environmental Safety Specialist


Blaine GottoBlaine Gotto of Jackson has been hired as environmental safety specialist for SoutheastHEALTH.

Gotto will serve as Southeast Hospital’s environmental safety officer and will lead the Environment of Care Committee.  Gotto will be responsible for maintaining a safe environment for all SoutheastHEALTH (Cape Girardeau County) facilities and properties and also will have primary oversight of facility-wide environment of care, including the safety program

Brian Gilliland, director of facilities and construction at Southeast Hospital, said Gotto’s professional experience has prepared her well for her new role.

“Her education background is closely related to duties of the position. Gotto previously worked at the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center doing a similar type of work. She also has a background in teaching and is a proven educator, which is crucial to this role,” Gilliland noted.

Gotto holds a bachelor of science degree in environmental science with an emphasis in environmental health from Southeast Missouri State University and a master of natural science degree in biology from the same institution.

Prior to joining SoutheastHEALTH, Gotto was employed as a science teacher at Cape Central High School. During her time with the county health center, Blaine inspected food and lodging establishments, day care facilities and septic systems, and investigated any foodborne or waterborne disease outbreaks in Cape County.

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