IRC Office Hours - MAR 2023

Open Q+A session on how to get paid sustainably

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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In March, join Industry Relations Committee members Rebeckah Orton and Laura Wiegand for a discussion focused on sustainability and equity.  Bring your challenges and questions. We will brainstorm solutions together.

AABC membership is required for IRC Office Hours. Registration is free and open to all AABC members. 

IRC Leaders

Rebeckah Orton
Rebeckah Orton, BS, RN

Rebeckah is the owner and executive director of Astoria Birth Center & Family Medicine in Astoria Oregon. She has worked in maternal health in the capacity of a student, doula, nurse, or birth center owner over the last 14 years. She also has a strong background in research during her time managing a major parasitology laboratory in Boston. Rebeckah serves on the board of directors for the Oregon Association of Birth Centers, is on the OABC insurance repricing committee, and is a member of the IRC. She is married to her partner of 19 years and has three children.

Laura Wiegand
Laura Wiegand

Laura currently serves as the COO/Co-Founder of Birth Partners, Inc. She successfully managed the opening of the Birth Center of Bloomington-Normal (IL) Burr Ridge Birth Center (IL) and assisted with opening Beginnings Birth Center (CO). She is in the process of opening two other birth centers. At the national level, she serves on the AABC Industry Relations Committee and on a state level she serves on the Illinois Birth Center Task Force. She works at the state and local level to educate the public, medical communities, and health insurance providers about the benefits of the midwifery and birth center model of care including better outcomes, reduced costs for families and payors. With over 20 years healthcare management experience, Laura has made a career of directing multiple site operations, while securing financial results and building a team that focuses on maximizing care and the entire the experience, serving as a resource for all aspects of healthcare and birth center operations.

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