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An Inside Look at the ACNM National Office

by Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President I spent a few days last week in Silver Spring, MD, working at the ACNM national office. On my first day Jesse Bushman, ACNM director of advocacy and government affairs, led the monthly all-staff meeting. I was excited to observe the diversity and inclusivity within our staff; young association staffers comfortably engaged with more seasoned leaders in candid discussions that encompassed various viewpoints. The camaraderie, caring, an...

Posted 11/20/2013 2:46:57 PM
 

Collaborative Improvement: Conversations Across the Miles

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President In the last 7 days I have attended 2 meetings over 1000 miles apart, and I’m feeling more energized than ever about the opportunity to tap into shared passions to improve women’s health. I attended the most recent American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Board of Directors meeting – my first since taking office in June. My initial anxiety was quickly lifted: I was greeted by a welcoming room of caring physicians who were ...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 7/26/2013 4:58:11 PM
 

Leadership in Action: Considering the "Why"

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, ARNP, FACNM, ACNM President The Board of Directors convened in Washington, DC this weekend for our fall quarterly meeting. What did we accomplish? Many of us charged the Hill and visited Congressional representatives to discuss a variety of topics: midwives as primary care providers in ACA implementation; establishment of a maternity care shortage designation placing midwives, through the National Health Service Corp, in under-served areas; full access and eq...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 9/17/2013 2:36:02 PM
 

The Window is Open for Transforming Maternity Care

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President Last week, Diana Mason, PhD, RN wrote a blog post for the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Transforming the Costly Travesty of US Maternity Care.” It is an articulate chronology of the issue, which has reappeared frequently in national headlines over the past month. Mason advocates for immediate change, outlining 4 compelling factors that stand in the way of improving maternal-newborn outcomes while reducing costs: ...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 8/7/2013 4:53:17 PM
 
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