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The designation comes from the American College of Nurse-Midwives benchmark program report.


The American College of Nurse Midwives listed UNC Midwives as a 2014 “Best Practice” in two categories in their annual benchmarking report:

  • Total number of women who attended their 6-week postpartum visit
  • Total number of women breastfeeding at their 6-week postpartum visit.

The purpose of the ACNM Benchmarking Program is to provide members with a platform for monitoring, maintaining and improving the quality of midwifery care and to provide a national snapshot of midwifery quality metrics related to perinatal outcomes in all settings where CNMs/CMs are involved in full scope midwifery care.

See the project results from previous years.