Saturday, September 25, 2021

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...

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...
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing Appoints Dr. Lisa Kane Low to Health Policy...

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...

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...

Region IV Spring Update: Making an Impact on Students and Careers

Region IV had an active winter season. We held retreats, dinners coupled with CEU events, and affiliate meetings. We gathered information in preparation for the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition when we...

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 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...

Region VI Update (Jan-Jun 2020)

Region VI has been busy managing everything COVID! It has been impressive to see the affiliates come together and support their members. Thank you to our affiliate leaders and members for your...

Region VII Update (Jul-Dec 2020)

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...

Region V Update (Jan-Jun 2020)

We continue to show up for our patients to provide exceptional care, in our leadership roles to support the profession, in our educational roles to support students and grow more midwives, in...