Director of The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health earns doctorate in nursing practice

Photo courtesy of Park Ridge Health

Press release:

Park Ridge Health is celebrating the success of Beth Cassidy, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC, Director of The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health who recently earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree.
Cassidy has been the director of The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health since 2011. In her time as director, The Baby Place has earned national recognition for its exemplary care for mothers and babies across Western North Carolina, including the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.
Cassidy says she embarked on the journey to earn her doctorate because of her love of learning and her love for empowering her team. “As a unit director in a small facility, which I prefer, you have to be an educator,” said Cassidy. “My team supported me through the two full years of doctorate work in anticipation of how we would turn it around to be directly applicable to each of them and their goals of expanding their skills.”
“Park Ridge Health makes it a priority to discover the goals each of our employees may have for their lives and then encourages and empowers them to achieve those goals,” said Jimm Bunch, Park Ridge Health President and CEO. “Beth’s determination and drive to expand her skills as a caregiver and as a nursing leader are an inspiration, not only to her team, but to the entire Park Ridge Health family.”
The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health has become the labor and delivery center of choice for hundreds of families across Western North Carolina. Cassidy works as part of a caring team of Physicians, Nurses, Midwives, Lactation Consultants, Childbirth Educators and other support personnel to bring families the best possible care, so they can focus on one of the most important experiences of their lives. The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health cares for women through their choices which range from traditional delivery, to natural labor, to midwifery. In 2016, Cassidy and her team helped welcome nearly 650 babies into the world. To learn more about The Baby Place at Park Ridge Health, call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433) or visit
About Park Ridge Health: Founded in 1910, Park Ridge Health is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1984, Park Ridge Health became a member of Adventist Health System, a family of 45 exceptional, faith-based hospitals across the country that operate independently to deliver care and services that best meet the needs of their communities. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, Park Ridge Health is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to offer nanomedicine in the operating room with the Nanolock Spinal technology and the only hospital in the region with the Pro-Axis Spine Surgery table. Park Ridge Health provides personalized care at more than 30 locations, offering a dedicated network of more than 250 physicians and providers, cardiac care & rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor & delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealthor call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).

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