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ACNM Washington Affiliate is a state-based affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the national professional organization of certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives.
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Affiliate Announcements and Updates:

  • February 13, 2020:MAWS Lobby Day
  • February 16, 2020: Scholarship Applications Open
  • March 11, 2020: Midwifery Update & Affiliate Meeting
  • March 13, 2020: Scholarship Applications Due
  • April 24-27, 2020: ACOG Annual Meeting
  • May 29-June 2, 2020: ACNM Annual Meeting

The Washington State Department of Health

Maternal Mortality Review Panel

The following ACNM WA affiliate members were newly appointed to the Washington State Department of Health Maternal Mortality Review Panel.

•Heather Bradford

•Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon

•Karen Hayes

•Cynthia Flynn

•Jacqueline Ma


This panel will review cases of women who died within a year of pregnancy or child birth. For each case, the committee will examine a variety of records, including information about hospitalizations, vital statistics, as well as medical records and autopsy reports.
The Secretary of Health will appoint members to the panel who will serve a term of two to five years. The panel will submit reports to the Secretary of Health and the legislature every two years regarding maternal deaths in the previous two years.