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CABC Welcomes New Commissioners

  CABC warmly welcomes Susan Yount and Maria Petrie to the Board of Commissioners!   Susan brings a wealth of clinical, research, and teaching experience. She has worked most recently as the Director of the DNP Program and Associate Professor at Frontier Nursing University, as well as a midwife at El Rio Birth & Women’s…

NRP updates in Indicators Version 1.1

The Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC) has published Version 1.1 of the CABC Indicators and revised several indicators related to the resuscitation of newborns in CABC-accredited birth centers. These changes were prompted both by evidence-based updates in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)(http://www2.aap.org/NRP/7thedinfo.html) and by the CABC’s need to address inconsistent regulations and restrictions across…

Transition to New Chair of Commissioners

Dana Brown, CDM CPM and founder of Alaska Family Health & Birth Center in Alaska, is passing the role of Chair of the CABC Commissioners to Ashton Osborne, Nurse Manager of Charleston Birth Place in South Carolina. Dana Brown joined the CABC Commissioners at a pivotal time. The board of Commissioners needed to divide into…

CABC endorses Obstetric Care Consensus: Levels of Maternal Care

The Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers is pleased to endorse Obstetric Care Consensus: Levels of Maternal Care, published today by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. This landmark document recognizes and includes the birth center in triage and transfer within the maternity health care system. The…