Dr. Price received a Bachelor in Behavioral Science from the University of Maryland, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University. She completed her graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a Master of Nursing in Midwifery, and a post-Masters certificate in Global Women’s Health. She received her Executive Doctorate in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, with a research focus on Respectful Maternity Care, particularly the intrapartum monitoring of obese patients, and improving maternal-fetal outcomes in that population. Dr. Price is President of the Virginia Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as the Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders. She was nominated for Birth Advocate of the Year in 2015.
After returning from a rural birth center on the South Island of New Zealand, Dr. Price was an original team member and eventually Midwifery Director of the Family Maternity Center of The Northern Neck. In 2011, she joined the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where she became Director of Midwifery. She developed the protocol for CenteringPregnancy for high-risk women, in collaboration with Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She was a member of the NIH Human Microbiome team, developing a self-sampling protocol. In 2015, Dr. Price assumed a lead position as Administrator and Vice President at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, the largest delivering hospital in central VA, with over 4050 deliveries per year. She was responsible for the concept and program development of a collaborative and autonomous hospitalist midwifery service, which is the leading the market in central VA, with 750 deliveries a year, and a 6% cesarean rate. In 2016, Dr. Price and her team opened the newly constructed $40M Women’s Hospital in Richmond. Dr. Price has published numerous articles, as well as a book chapter. She is currently co-authoring a book on the postpartum experience with leading birth authors, to be published in August of 2018. She is the leading national expert in the use of electrohysterography for the intrapartum monitoring of obese patients, and was the first to trial the Novii monitor on a laboring woman in the US. Her unique perspective as a practicing nurse-midwife and a hospital administrator make her an expert on the patient experience for women of childbearing age. In 2017, she won the Monarch Award for Innovative Practice in Nursing from Old Dominion University. Dr. Price works within HCA and with ACNM on a national level to improve outcomes for women and children, and to increase access to respectful woman-centered care for all patients.