AABC News Brief - JUN 16 2023

Posted By: Kate Bauer AABC News Brief,

Learn More About Open Staff Models in Birth Centers

Webinar Wednesday - June 28th at 2:00PM ET

Are you interested in opening your birth center to community providers?  Join AABC for Webinar Wednesday to discover how an open staff model might benefit your practice. We'll explore questions such as: 

  • What is an "open model" birth center?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of this model?

  • What are the major elements of an Admitting Privileges Contract?  What are the options for each element?

  • What are some management considerations for the birth center governing body?

  • Suspending or revoking privileges; reinstating privileges

  • Considerations for external entities (such as consultants, hospitals, malpractice carriers).

Webinar Wednesday is a free benefit of AABC membership. Guests may attend for a fee. Registration is required.

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Alongside Midwifery Unit Listening Session

Join us June 23rd at 1:00PM ET

AABC is developing curriculum for a How to Start an AMU Workshop. We want to hear from AMU staff about your needs and experiences. Come share with our faculty and leadership. How can AABC can support the important and specific role AMUs play in our communities? Whether you're an AABC member or not, please join us to help inform our approach to supporting AMUs nationally

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Registration Opens for AABC Birth Institute

Registration is now open for the 2023 AABC Birth Institute. Join us in the “Soul of the Sonoran Desert” for this annual convention of birth centers.  The only national conference dedicated to community birth, the conference provides opportunities to learn from experts, network with peers, and bring home new ideas and energy.

We are thrilled to have the following keynote speakers:

  • Rhonda Grantham - Indigenous Midwife and Founder of the Center for Indigenous Midwifery

  • Jeanine Valrie Logan, CNM, MSN, MPH - Midwife, Founder and Lead Steward of Chicago South Side Birth Center

  • Amber Price, DNP, CNM, MSN - Division President, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

  • Karie E. Stewart, MPH, CNM, FACNM - Nurse-Midwife/Research, University of Illinois Health, and Founder of Melanated Midwives.

The education sessions will reflect on the theme of this year’s conference – “Birth Centers - An Oasis in the Desert. Restoration, Nourishment. Sustainability.”  –  across our Clinical, Administrative, and Timely Topics tracks. You can look forward to events like the popular birth center tour, poster presentations, networking happy hours, the AABCF Gala to Grow Birth Centers and presentation of the AABC Awards.

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