October 9, 2015: 6pm – 7pm
Learn about how the birth center model of care is being brought to the forefront through collaboration to extend the range of options available to women and their families. Birth centers are a significant part of an evidence-based, high-value strategy for maternity care, and a team approach is bringing this to Main Street.
Cara Osborne, SD, MSN, CNM, Founder and Chief Clinical Officer at Baby+Company Birth Center
Cara Osborne is a Certified Nurse-Midwife by clinical training and holds a BA in Biology from Transylvania University, a MSN in Midwifery from Vanderbilt School of Nursing, and a MS and SD in maternal and child health from Harvard School of Public Health. Her academic area of interest is perinatal epidemiology. Prior to coming to work at Baby+Company full time, Cara was an Assistant Professor in the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at University of Arkansas and a co-investigator for the American Association of Birth Centers Uniform Data Set. Cara is a reviewer for the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health and a technical adviser to the board of directors for Midwives for Haiti. Cara sees Baby+Company as a vehicle for dissemination of the birth center model of care—an evidence-based, high-value strategy for maternity care that extends the range of options available to women and their families.
Amy Romano, MBA, MSN, CNM
Amy Romano has worked in the maternity care field as a nurse, midwife, research analyst, educator, and consumer advocate since 2001. As a nurse-midwife, she has practiced in the home, birth center, and hospital settings and taught in the Yale Nurse-Midwifery program. She previously directed Childbirth Connection’s National Transforming Maternity Care Partnership, and most recently worked at Maternity Neighborhood as VP of Care Model Innovation and Content. Amy recently joined Baby + Company, where she is focused on building up midwifery workforce, creating leadership and professional development programs for the clinical staff, and managing quality improvement and innovation programs.