Penny Alridge, RN, MSN, NE-BC has joined Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham where she is serving as the new Chief Nursing Officer.
Alridge joined Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham in 2015 as a House Supervisor and has served as Administrative Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line since 2019. Under her leadership, the cardiovascular service line received the BCBS Blue Distinction® Centers for Cardiac Care in 2022, achieved Transthoracic Echocardiography Accreditation from the IAC, and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Accreditation from the AACVPR.
Alridge has 27 years of nursing experience, starting with her graduation from Wallace State Community College with an Associate’s degree. She later obtained a Bachelor's degree in nursing, as well as a Master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Alabama - Huntsville. Additionally, She recently passed the ANCC Nurse Executive Board Certification exam and now holds the NE-BC certification.