Northside Hospital is proud to announce Helena Walo, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, as the new Chief Nursing Officer and Kristy Redd-Hachey, MACC as the new Chief Financial Officer. Helena comes to us from the Bon Secours Health System in VA as the CNO of Maryview Medical Center and brings with her a strong track record in nursing leadership, specifically in staff engagement and nursing operations. She has been a registered nurse (RN) for over 28 years, spending the majority of her career in acute care settings ranging in scope and size from community hospitals in urban and suburban settings, to a large level I trauma/academic medical center.
Helena is an accomplished clinical and operational executive nursing leader with 12 years of progressive leadership experience and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Summa Cum Laude) from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing. She went on to earn her Masters in Health Administration from Walden University and Master of Science in Nursing (President’s Honors Graduate) from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing. Helena’s first day at Northside Hospital was November 1st.
“Helena’s strong leadership experience and commitment to patient safety and quality aligns with our hospital mission and values,” said Valerie Powell-Stafford, Chief Executive Officer, Northside Hospital. “We look forward to her contributions to elevate patient care here as we continue to provide high quality care and service to our community and the patients we have the privilege to serve.”
Prior to joining Northside Hospital, Kristy was the West Florida Division Controller. As the WFD Controller, Kristy developed and implemented innovative several budget and capital planning initiatives across the division. Prior to her division controller role, she served as the Assistant CFO for Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg and Controller for HCA Ocala Health and Advanced Imaging Centers in Ocala, FL. She brings with her a strong track record in financial leadership.
Kristy received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a specialization in Accounting at St. Leo University. She went on to earn her Masters of Accountancy at the University of North Florida. Kristy’s first day at Northside Hospital was Monday, October 28th.
“We are excited to welcome Kristy to Northside as our Chief Financial Officer,” said Valerie Powell-Stafford, Chief Executive Officer, Northside Hospital. “Her vast experience will be vital to our continued success in growing our hospital to meet the needs of our community.”
If you are interested in setting up an interview with Helena and/or Kristy, please contact Carrie Johnson, PR & Communications Director, Northside Hospital at 727-521-5265 or Carrie.Johnson@HCAHealthcare.com