Helen Harding Named The New Chief Nursing Officer

We are pleased to announce that Helen Harding has accepted the position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Fairfield Medical Center. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to FMC because of her strong clinical background. We are confident she will embrace our focus on patient-centered care and the values of teamwork, agility, integrity, stewardship and empathy with open arms and we look forward to her leading our nursing team into the future.

Helen is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 33 years of clinical leadership experience, she comes to FMC from OhioHealth, where she served as the director of cancer services and the director of nursing/women’s health at Grant Medical Center. During that time, she played an instrumental role in nursing leadership by overseeing a large medical/surgical oncology unit, a labor and delivery unit and postpartum nursing units. She also was responsible for an outpatient infusion clinic, palliative care, oncology research trials, wellness programs, women and newborn services, the nursery and the operation of the NICU. She also previously worked at FMC as a case management/occupational health manager and Six Sigma black belt from 1996 – 2006.

As the regional director of quality and patient safety at Grant Medical Center and Doctors Hospital, she has a strong background with handling quality outcomes/accreditation and regulatory certifications. She was in charge of system infection prevention leadership and has experience in managing their medical staff office.

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