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This is the second consecutive year UNC Midwives has received this designation.


The American College of Nurse Midwives has recently designated UNC Midwives a Triple Aim practice.

UNC Midwives have been named a Triple Aim Best Practice for two consecutive years. A Triple Aim Best Practice recognizes practices that meet the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim goals of improving the patient experience, reducing health care cost and improving population health. UNC Midwives achieved this by demonstrating high breastfeeding rates, low preterm birth and cesarean rates and reporting fiscal variables.

The UNC Midwives also were named Best Practice for Breastfeeding rates at the 6 week postpartum mark.

“Recognition in these categories demonstrates the UNC Midwives’ commitment to provide excellent evidenced midwifery care to women and their families,” said Kathy Higgins, CNM, MSN, the division chief for UNC Midwives.