Monday, July 15, 2024

Region II: With Women for a Lifetime Silver Commendation: Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, Harrisonburg, VA

In this column, I proudly feature Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare of Harrisonburg, Virginia, who were recognized in May 2019 with a With Women for a Lifetime Silver Commendation. This honor is designated solely to practices or...

Region VII Spring Update: Improving Lives in Rural Areas

Greetings Region VII CNMs and CMs! In a prior Quickening (July 2018), I mentioned my first-hand experience working in a rural health clinic in California where there was minimal access to women’s health care prior...

Region III Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Sharing the Gem of Midwifery Through Hallmark Activities

Midwifery dates to biblical days and many are not aware of its existence nor the special care that midwives provide. The art and science of midwifery are characterized by several hallmarks: incorporation of scientific...
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing Appoints Dr. Lisa Kane Low to Health Policy...

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Congratulations to ACNM member and past president Dr. Lisa Kane Low. Recently, Kane Low was appointed to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Policy Advisory Council. The Health Policy Advisory Council provides contextual and...

Region V Update (Jul-Dec 2020)

While the Region V Affiliates and members have felt the impact of COVID-19, they continue with virtual meetings, inducting new officers, reporting growing numbers of CNMs and CMs, and moving forward with affiliate goals....

Region VII Update (Jul-Dec 2020)

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I am pleased to share a little about the amazing work of the Oregon Affiliate. Their vision is, “Oregon as a leader in anti-racism work in the reproductive health field.” I sat down with...

Region I Update (Jan-Jun 2020)

The experience of many of the Region I midwives during the first half of 2020 is intertwined with the COVID-19 pandemic – the trauma of risking sickness for midwives and their families due to...

Region I Update (Jul-Dec 2020)

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I want to open the Region I update with condolences to Massachusetts midwife Barbara Wax, CNM, MS, longstanding ACNM member, who continued to care for patients in Brocton, MA after she lost her beloved...

Region I Spring Update: Celebrating Achievements and Contributions

Region 1 celebrated Black History Month. In February, Massachusetts ACNM Diversity and Inclusion Co-chair, Joelle Leacock, posted daily on Facebook. In Joelle’s words, she highlighted “contributions of Black people all over the world who...

Region II Update (Jul-Dec 2020)

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Greetings from the remarkable Region II! This is where love abounds, both the "loving" and the "brotherly" kind. Like everyone else, we have been dealing with COVID-19, legislative issues, and our lives as midwives....