St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Midwife Kathryn Carr, CNM, MSN, FACNM, Named Region I Representative for the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Brighton, MA St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Midwife Kathryn Carr, CNM, MSN, FACNM, was recently inducted as the Region I Representative for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the ACNM 61st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In her new role, Carr will represent Region I, which covers Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, to the Board of Directors by maintaining communication with members and affiliates within the region.

“For many years I have been active in Region I with the Massachusetts Affiliate, most recently as affiliate president. On the national scale I was chair of the ACNM Government Affairs Committee and active with the Political Action Committee as well,” said Carr. “I am looking forward to increasing my leadership responsibilities with our professional organization that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives throughout the United States.”

Carr has been a midwife at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center since 2009. As a member of the maternity services team, she provides prenatal care, birth and postpartum care, as well as gynecological care for women of all ages, family planning, menopause support, education to promote patient-centered care, she can prescribe medication, and refer to other medical specialists if needed.

“We are very proud of Kathryn’s achievements and this new position with the ACNM,” said Isabel Morais, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. “She is a dedicated and passionate midwife who empowers women and maintains wonderful relationships with her patients.”

The American College of Nurse-Midwives is the professional association that promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice and research. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

To learn more about St. Elizabeth’s maternity services, visit www.semc.org/maternity-services.

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About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  Areas of medical excellence include vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiology, neurosciences, general and robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine.  St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, which is the second largest health care system in New England.  Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at www.semc.org.

 

 

 

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