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2017 AABC Achievement Award Recipients

Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Slider
The winners of the 2017 AABC Achievement Awards were announced at the opening ceremony of our annual Birth Institute in Anchorage, Alaska on October 5, 2017.

Public Advocate award

Ali Tromblay presented this award to the Midwives Association of Washington State in recognition of their advocacy for sustainable Medicaid reimbursement of birth centers in Washington State.  Louisa Wales, a MAWS board member, accepted the award.

COLLABORATING PHYSICIAN AWARD

Barbara Norton presented this award to Dr. Lisa Johnson and the OB Hospitalist Physicians at Providence Alaska Medical Center in recognition of their support and advocacy for families, midwives, and birth centers.  Dr. Johnson's husband, Sean Johnson, accepted on her behalf.

Professional award

Lesley Rathbun presented this award to Abigail Lanin Eaves in recognition of her passion, advocacy, and dedication to the advancement of midwifery and the birth center concept at the local, state, and national levels.

Community Award

Anjli Hinman presented this award to Megan Brown in recognition of her passion, support, and advocacy for birth center and the midwifery model of care in Atlanta.

Community award

Mary-Signe Kelly presented this award to Tricia Balazovic in recognition of her passion, support, and advocacy for birth centers and the midwifery model of care in Minnesota.

Media award

Lesley Rathbun presented this award to Linda Cole and Melissa Avery in recognition of their exceptional book Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes.

 
 

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