JUNE 28 - JULY 2, 2020   •  Boston, MA
30 years of Care Transitions Across the Full Continuum

Virginia Cassidy, RDN, LDN, CNSC

Virginia Cassidy, RDN, LDN, CNSC

Biography

Virginia “Ginny” Cassidy is a Clinical Dietitian at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Care Cambridge, specializing in Nutrition Support and complex gastrointestinal disorders. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston, MA in 2002 and completed her dietetic internship at Mount Auburn Hospital in 2003. Her 16 years of experience spans the lifespan from neonatology to gerontology with time spent in Foodservice Management with a focus on the Patient Experience. Virginia came to Spaulding in 2010, seeking an immersive clinical experience while also building her own family. In her time at Spaulding, she has been a SuperUser for EPIC implementation and optimization and served on the Disorders of Consciousness brain injury program. She is also the founder of the GI Team, a group of professionals with a genuine interest in the health and well-being of patients with complex gastrointestinal disorders. The GI Team has established a support group for these patients while also streamlining the monitoring tools and evaluating outcomes. She serves as a preceptor for two Boston area dietetic internship programs. She is seen as a compassionate, thorough, fun-loving healthcare professional, adept at making patients and their supports feel comfortable. Outside of her career, Ginny enjoys coaching her son’s soccer team, running, and engaging in all things Disney related.

Jennifer Godfrey is a Certified Wound and Ostomy Care Nurse at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Care Cambridge. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the Second Bachelor’s Accelerated Program at UMass Amherst in 2007. Her tenure at Spaulding began as a staff nurse on the pulmonary/ventilator weaning unit. She has specialized in wound care since 2013, leading the Spaulding Cambridge Skin Care Committee and the Spaulding Network Wound and Skin Integrity Committee as well as participating in the Spaulding Cambridge GI Team. In addition to coordinating and teaching the Wound Treatment Associate course for Spaulding nurses, she has precepted several Spaulding nurses for the WOCN certification process. She has presented at regional and national WOCN conferences and to the national conference of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Working with her colleagues in Clinical Education she has helped to make Spaulding Hospital Cambridge a facility where capable and excellent wound care is provided to the most complex and challenging wound and fistula patients. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Nursing at Southern New Hampshire University while raising two bright and bubbly kids, and in her copious spare time, plays bass guitar.