Clearwater, Florida – Fairwinds Treatment Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Helland, BSN, RN-BC, to Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Helland has been with Fairwinds since 2005, serving in various leadership roles including Director of Nursing and Quality Management Coordinator.
Ms. Helland brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having worked in both the public and private sectors of the healthcare industry. She has held positions such as charge nurse in community mental health settings and has supervised various adult crisis and long-term residential and children’s crisis, residential, and intensive-residential units; a children’s group home, children’s mental health shelter, juvenile addiction receiving facility, and mental health juvenile justice units. Ms. Helland has also worked on memory care and dementia units in the private sector.
Ms. Helland is a graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College, where she earned her Associate of Science in Nursing degree, and the University of South Florida, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She has been Board Certified in psychiatric/mental health nursing since 2006.
In her previous position as Director of Nursing, Ms. Helland was responsible for the supervision of mental health technicians and licensed practical and registered nurses who provide around-the-clock compassionate care to patients at Fairwinds. Other responsibilities included her overseeing the areas of Infection Prevention and Control, Compliance, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Staff Development. Ms. Helland has always had a primary focus on patient safety and the delivery of high-quality care.
Former CEO, Mazhar Al-Abed, said, “We are confident that Ms. Helland’s extensive background and leadership skills make her the perfect choice to lead Fairwinds into the future. We look forward to her contributions as CEO and the positive impact she will have on the organization and the patients we serve.”
About Fairwinds Treatment Center: Fairwinds Treatment Center is a leading provider of mental health, addiction, and eating disorder treatment services in the Tampa Bay area. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based care to individuals struggling with mental health and addiction issues.