N.M. Legislature honors Lovelace Midwives for 25 years of deliveries

Lovelace midwives have delivered more than 34,000 babies since program began in 1982
Submitted by:
Jen Williams, CNM (Frontier CNEP Class 33)

SANTA FE (February 26, 2007) – The midwives of Lovelace Health System were honored for 25 years of service to the women and babies of New Mexico.

Representative Rhonda King sponsored a proclamation recognizing the Lovelace
Midwifery Program on the House Floor this morning. The text of the proclamation follows:

Whereas the Lovelace Midwife Program was started in 1982 by Dr. Clay Burchell and Certified Nurse Midwife Sally Yeomans to “provide
consistent,quality care in our specialty with ongoing consideration to new developments and changing attitudes of patients;” and

Whereas the Lovelace Midwife Program began with two certified nurse midwives and grew to a high of more than 18 certified nurse midwives; and

Whereas the midwives of Lovelace have delivered more than 34,000 New Mexicans in the past 25 years; and

Whereas the midwives of Lovelace continue to provide high-quality prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum and gynecological care to their patients; and

Whereas the midwives of Lovelace have stuck together through highs and lows, serving New Mexico’s women and babies with aplomb, professionalism and kindness; and

Whereas the midwives of Lovelace have dedicated their careers to their motto “changing the world, one baby at a time;”

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that in recognition of their 25 years of service the House of Representatives offers this statement of congratulations and names February 26, 2007 as Lovelace Midwives Day.

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