A Birth Center Primer for Hospitals: Promoting Seamless Collaboration Between Hospital and Freestanding Birth Centers

Program Information

This virtual learning series by Primary Maternity Care will help hospital leaders develop a strategy to strengthen their relationships with freestanding birth centers within their communities or establishing a new birth center. Designed to operationalize critical concepts and tools from the Hospital Guide to Integrating the Freestanding Birth Center, each of the six learning sessions will highlight the work of experts who have led integration efforts across the country. 

  • Session 1: Assessing Readiness and Centering Equity in Your Hospital’s Birth Center Strategy
  • Session 2: Developing Eligibility Criteria and Collaborative Care Guidelines
  • Session 3: Designing Transport Workflows and Maximizing Collaboration Across Facilities
  • Session 4: Beyond Transfer: Exploring Financial, Programmatic and Administrative Integration Between Birth Centers and Hospitals
  • Session 5: Preventing and Learning From Sentinel Events
  • Session 6: Planning and Conducting Effective Emergency Drills for Community Birth

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • EMS Providers
  • Doulas
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 6.50 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 6.50 Participation Hour(s)
    If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.
Activity opens: 
08/07/2023
Activity expires: 
01/31/2024

Schedule

  • Session 1: Assessing Readiness and Centering Equity in Your Hospital’s Birth Center Strategy - Friday, 9/8 at 1-2:30PM EST
  • Session 2: Developing Eligibility Criteria and Collaborative Care Guidelines - Wednesday, 9/20 at 6-7PM EST
  • Session 3: Designing Transport Workflows and Maximizing Collaboration Across Facilities - Tuesday, 10/3 at 1-2PM EST
  • Session 4: Beyond Transfer: Exploring Financial, Programmatic and Administrative Integration Between Birth Centers and Hospitals - Thursday, 10/19 at 2-3PM EST
  • Session 5: Preventing and Learning From Sentinel Events - Monday, 10/30 from 3.-4pm EST
  • Session 6: Planning and Conducting Effective Emergency Drills for Community Birth - Monday, 11/13 at 4-5PM EST

Faculty

  • Nashira Baril, MPH
  • Holly Christensen, MSN, CNM
  • Ashley Couse, INHC, CBE, CD
  • Melissa Denmark, MA, LM
  • Tim Fisher, MD, M.H.C.D.S.
  • Nikia Grayson, DNP, MSN, MPH, MA, CNM, FNP-C
  • Steven Hall, MBA
  • Jennifer 'Jen' Johnson, MS, CNM
  • Pooja Mehta MD, MSHP, FACOG
  • Julie Moon, CNM, APRN
  • Chris Morris, MD
  • Dale Reisner, MD
  • Amy Romano, MBA, MSN, CNM, FACNM
  • Susan Stapleton, CNM, DNP, FACNM
  • Sarah Stetina, MSN, CNM
  • Richard Thigpen, MD,  FACOG
  • Leseliey Welch, MPH, MBA

Primary Maternity Care Planning Team

  • Julia Cogdell, MSW, LMSW
  • Alexa Dougherty, MSN, CNM
  • Claudia Jennings
  • Amy Romano, MBA, MSN, CNM, FACNM
  • Brynn Rubinstein, MPH

Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.

Faculty Disclosures

No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.

Moderator(s)

Claudia Jennings

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Planner(s)

Julia Cogdell, MSW, LMSW

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Alexa Dougherty, MSN, PHN, CNM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Claudia Jennings

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Amy Romano, MBA, MSN, CNM, FACNM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Brynn Rubinstein, MPH

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Speaker(s)

Nashira Baril, MPH

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Holly Christensen, CNM, MSN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Julia Cogdell, MSW, LMSW

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Ashley Couse, B.S., INHC, CBE, CD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Melissa Denmark, MA, LM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Timothy Fisher, MD, MS

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jennifer Johnson, MS, CNM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Pooja Mehta, MD, MSHP

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Julie Moon, CNM, APRN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Dale Reisner

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Amy Romano, MBA, MSN, CNM, FACNM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Sarah Stetina, APRN-FPA, CNM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Richard Thigpen, MD, FACOG

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Leseliey Welch, MPH, MBA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity was planned and implemented by Primary Maternity Care and Moses/Weitzman Health System Inc. and its Weitzman Institute and is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.   

By completing this activity, you provide Moses/Weitzman Health System Inc. the permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

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Available Credit

  • 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 6.50 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 6.50 Participation Hour(s)
    If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.
 
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