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Local Care Midwifery, PLLC Awarded ACNM Best Practice 2017

Annual List Recognizes Labor, Birth and Perinatal Outcomes

Troy, NY, May 24, 2018 – Local Care Midwifery, PLLC was recently recognized as a Best Practice 2017 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Best Practices are recognized for outstanding clinical and resource utilization outcomes, as well as for meeting nationally established benchmarks. The “Four Core” Best Practice designation acknowledges practices that achieve nationally established benchmarks for physiologic birth: low induction of labor, low primary cesarean birth rate, low episiotomy percentages, and high rates of exclusive breastfeeding within the first 48 hours. “Triple Aim” Best Practice recognizes practices which meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement “Triple Aim” of improving the patient experience, reducing cost of care, and improving the health of populations. This is demonstrated by high breastfeeding rates, low preterm birth rates and low cesarean rates.

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC (LCM) has received both the Four Core Best Practice and Triple Aim Best Practice distinctions, as well as Best Practice By Volume. LCM is the only Capital Region practice to receive these honors.

More information can be found regarding this criteria at: http://midwife.org/Benchmarking-Project-Results

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About Local Care Midwifery, PLLC

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC, founded in 2009 by K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM, is a private midwifery practice located in the heart of NY's Capital District. We specialize in Planned Home Birth Services as well as personalized Well Woman Care. From annual gynecological visits and preconception visits, to attending birth in a client's home, we provide midwifery care for women of all ages and in all stages of life. http://localcaremidwifery.com

About ACNM

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM reviews research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, and works with organizations, state and federal agencies, and members of Congress to advance the well-being of women and infants through the practice of midwifery. http://www.midwife.org/