Published on March 29, 2022

Stay-at-home mom begins new career path in health care

Betsy Geyen

Betsy Geyen, Watertown, delivered all four of her babies at Ridgeview with providers from Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics. “The level of care I received for my pregnancies and births was incredible. I was worried about our high-risk situation when delivering our twins, but I was armed with information and insight from a powerhouse medical team. Everyone at the Birthing Center was so caring and supportive,” Geyen said.

Tragedy plants seed to new career

Fifteen years after the birth of her first baby and many diaper changes later, Betsy’s birth experiences at Ridgeview still left a big impression on her. Though it wasn’t until she lost her dad to COVID-19 that she realized she was destined for a career in health care.

“Ridgeview is very personal to me. My dad passed away in January 2021. He received some of his care at Ridgeview before transferring to the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.” Geyen explained. “The extraordinary care he received and the experience of losing him is the reason I decided to go back to school to pursue a career in health care. I knew I wanted to give back to my community in some way.”

A path that has come full circle 

Formerly a cosmetology instructor, Geyen jokes that she had “retired” from teaching when her twins were born in 2013. Inspired by her health care experiences at Ridgeview, she enrolled in a medical billing and coding certificate program at Rasmussen University shortly after her dad’s death. Geyen graduated last fall and now works at Ridgeview as a Patient Account Representative.

“I am so happy everything fell into place. Ridgeview was my top choice for employment and they have been wonderful to work for. My co-workers feel like family. They are all proud to work here and seem to love the work they do, which shows me that this is where I’m meant to be,” she said. “I’ve come full circle being able to help the Ridgeview team members who helped my dad. They are heroes to me.”

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