Lamaze International recognizes director of The Baby Place

Press Release

From Park Ridge Health

Hendersonville, N.C. (September 12, 2012) – Beth Cassidy, B.S.N., R.N.C.-O.B., L.C.C.E., director of The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health, has been selected as a Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators (F.A.C.C.E.) by Lamaze International. This title recognizes Cassidy for her contributions to childbirth education and efforts to promote safe and healthy birth practices.

“This recognition by Lamaze International reflects Beth’s personal and professional commitment to providing an optimal birth experience for each and every family at Park Ridge Health,” said Craig Lindsey, R.N., C.E.N.P., Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Park Ridge Health. “This commitment to excellence is demonstrated by the entire care team at The Baby Place.”

Cassidy will be inducted as a Fellow at the 2012 Lamaze Innovative Learning Forum on October 28 in Nashville, Tenn. Sheri Gregg, R.N., L.M.B.T., B.S.N., and Cindee Wood, R.N., B.S.N., of The Baby Place will also attend the Forum to complete classes toward their certifications as Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (L.C.C.E.).

“Lamaze International is considered by many to be a provider of gold standard prenatal education,” said Cassidy. “I’m thrilled to see our Baby Place team continue to incorporate these practices into the care we offer.”

About Lamaze International:
Lamaze International promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting practices. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years. Lamaze education and practices are based on the best and most current medical evidence available. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.

About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians and providers, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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