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CGMH Receives AOM's Hospital Integration Award

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) is excited to announce that on Monday, May 7, 2018 our Interdisciplinary Team of midwives, obstetricians, family physicians, anesthetists and CGMH staff were the recipient of the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) 2018 Hospital Integration Award.

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Cutline: Aimee Stinson, manager Surgical, Obstetrical and Rehab Services and Natalie Kirby, Lead midwife at CGMH accept the award for the AOM 2018 Hospital Integration Award.

CGMH was selected for this award by the AOM's Board of Directors for demonstrating excellence through the successful integration of midwives into its organization.

"I'm so thrilled for our Interdisciplinary Team and very proud of our organization! This is a great example of well-integrated midwifery care in the hospital and a successful example of how teamwork, respect and interprofessional collaboration is key to successful midwifery integration," says Norah Holder, CGMH president and CEO.

It's also very exciting that this award follows International Day of the Midwife (May 5) and during National Nursing week (May 7 - 13).

Board President of AOM, Elizabeth Brandeis notes, "Collingwood General and Marine Hospital has done an outstanding job of integrating midwives. This hospital is an exemplary model of what strong midwifery hospital integration looks like. We congratulate your teamwork and interprofessional collaboration

CGMH has built a solid foundation for its program by providing:

  • An equitable and accessible process for granting privileges, adding new midwives to the hospital and connecting them with community referrals.
  • Onboarding midwives as valued and integrated members of the maternity care team.
  • The opportunity for midwives to be involved in planning, policy development and decision-making about maternity care.
  • Integrating midwifery orientation with all levels of the Interdisciplinary Care Team

"As a midwife, I feel very fortunate to work in our wonderful hospital, where we collaborate together as a team to provide excellent, family-centered care," says Natalie Kirby, Lead midwife at CGMH.

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