[IL-CNM] Legislative Alert: Birth Centers!

Kathleen Donaldson kathleendonaldson at comcast.net
Fri Feb 16 21:36:51 CST 2007


Gayle,

I can vouch for Becky Burpo and Melanie Dossey.  They are wonderful  
women who have worked VERY hard to establish reputable freestanding  
birth centers and are quite successful.  They have experience on many  
levels and are great businesswomen.  Barb Camune knows them better  
than I do, but I would call them in a heart beat to help!  Sorry I  
don't have time to dedicate to this cause.

Kathleen Donaldson


On Feb 16, 2007, at 7:11 AM, Gayle Riedmann wrote:

> Hi Barb,
>
> I don't know who those people are... or what they do... Please be  
> more specific as to why they might be helpful.  Thanks.
>
> Gayle
>
>
>
>
>
> Gayle Riedmann, CNM
> President, West Suburban Midwife Associates
> 715 Lake Street  Suite 273
> Oak Park, IL   60301
> ph:  708-848-3800
> fax: 708-848-0008
> www.westsubmidwives.com
> From:  "Camune, Barbara" <bcamune at uic.edu>
> Reply-To:  il-cnm at luc.edu
> To:  il-cnm at luc.edu
> Subject:  Re: [IL-CNM] Legislative Alert: Birth Centers!
> Date:  Thu, 15 Feb 2007 20:23:55 -0600 (CST)
> Gayle, melanie Dossey , Jackie Griggs and Becky Burpo from texas  
> may be of
> help to you. Their emails and phone numbers are in the directory. Barb
> On Thu, February 15, 2007 9:19 am, Gayle Riedmann wrote:
> > <html><div style='background-color:'><DIV class=RTE></DIV>
> > <H1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><EM><FONT face="Times New Roman"
> > size=3>LEGISLATIVE ALERT</FONT></EM></H1>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
> > "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></ 
> FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
> > Roman" size=3>Attention CNMs!</FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
> > Roman" size=3>RE: Freestanding Birth Centers in Illinois</FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
> > Roman" size=3>SB 264 has been introduced in Committee, sponsored by
> > Cullerton.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>To view  
> the bill,
> > go to </FONT><A href="http://www.ilga.gov/"><FONT face="Times New  
> Roman"
> > color=#800080 size=3>www.ilga.gov</FONT></A><FONT face="Times New  
> Roman"
> > size=3>, enter <B>SB264</B> in Search by Number.</FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN  
> class=heading2><SPAN
> > style="mso-ansi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family: 'Times New
> > Roman'; mso-hansi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font- 
> family:
> > 'Times New Roman'"><STRONG><FONT face="Times New Roman"  
> size=3>Synopsis As
> > Introduced</FONT></STRONG></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE:  
> 10pt;
> > FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><BR></SPAN><SPAN class=content><SPAN
> > style="mso-ansi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family: 'Times New
> > Roman'; mso-hansi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font- 
> family:
> > 'Times New Roman'"><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>Amends the
> > Alternative Health Care Delivery Act to establish 10 freestanding  
> birth
> > center alternative health care models in a demonstration  
> program.<SPAN
> > style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Sets forth requirements  
> for the
> > location of the centers (in Chicago, or in downstate
> > Illinois, in obstetrical shortage areas) and for services and  
> standards of
> > the centers. Requires the Department of Public Health to adopt  
> rules for
> > the operation and research protocols of birth centers.
> > </FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">I need your help!<o:p></o:p></FONT></ 
> FONT></B></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT:  
> -0.25in;
> > mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times  
> New
> > Roman"><FONT size=3>-</FONT><SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New
> > Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN><FONT
> > size=3>if you have some spare time to help…even one little task…  
> e-mail me
> > at GayleCNM at hotmail.com</FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT:  
> -0.25in;
> > mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times  
> New
> > Roman"><FONT size=3>-</FONT><SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New
> > Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN><FONT
> > size=3>call/write your senator to co-sponsor/support the
> > bill</FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in"><FONT  
> size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT:  
> -0.25in;
> > mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times  
> New
> > Roman"><FONT size=3>-</FONT><SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New
> > Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN><FONT
> > size=3>forward this e-mail to other Illinois list-serves that would
> > support this bill (childbirth educators, breastfeeding moms groups,
> > doulas, midwives not on this list-serve, etc)</FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT:  
> -0.25in;
> > mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times  
> New
> > Roman"><FONT size=3>-</FONT><SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New
> > Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN><FONT
> > size=3>I need an OB/Gyn who would be interested in being a  
> spokesperson
> > for this bill.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>If  
> you talk to
> > any MDs who show exceptional interest, please let me know.<SPAN
> > style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It would involve giving  
> testimony
> > in Springfield</FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT:  
> -0.25in;
> > mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times  
> New
> > Roman"><FONT size=3>-</FONT><SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New
> > Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN><FONT
> > size=3>I need SIGNATURES of OBSTETRICIANS who support  
> Freestanding Birth
> > Centers.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>THIS IS  
> NEEDED NOW…
> > before Committee testimony.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;
> > </SPAN>Please download the signature form attached (or e-mail me  
> for it),
> > collect signatures, and FAX to me by Feb 26.<SPAN style="mso- 
> spacerun:
> > yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>We can still use signatures obtained after  
> that date
> > for use once the bill gets out of Committee.</FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in"><SPAN
> > style="mso-spacerun: yes"><FONT face="Times New Roman"
> > size=3></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in"><I><FONT
> > size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">KEY POINTS WHEN OBTAINING
> > SIGNATURES:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;
> > </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></I></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT:  
> -0.25in;
> > mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times  
> New
> > Roman"><FONT size=3>-</FONT><SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New
> > Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN><FONT
> > size=3>Freestanding Birth Centers can be part of a hospital or
> > separate.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN>“Freestanding “
> > refers to services provided: antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum  
> care and
> > childbirth classes, not the physical placement.</FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT:  
> -0.25in;
> > mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times  
> New
> > Roman"><FONT size=3>-</FONT><SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New
> > Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN><FONT
> > size=3>ACOG supports studies that evaluate the safety of out-of- 
> hospital
> > birth settings (<I>Guidelines for Perinatal Care</I>, 5<SUP>th</SUP>
> > Edition)</FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT:  
> -0.25in;
> > mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><FONT face="Times  
> New
> > Roman"><FONT size=3>-</FONT><SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New
> > Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </ 
> SPAN><FONT
> > size=3>FBCs can be owned by a Hospital, private owner, or  
> Community Health
> > Center</FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
> > Roman" size=3>Contact me at </FONT><A
> > href="mailto:GayleCNM at hotmail.com"><FONT face="Times New Roman"
> > size=3>GayleCNM at hotmail.com</FONT></A><FONT face="Times New  
> Roman" size=3>
> > for more information or to help!</FONT></P>
> > <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in"><FONT  
> size=3><FONT
> > face="Times New
> > Roman">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></P><BR><BR><BR>Gayle  
> Riedmann, CNM
> > <DIV></DIV>President, West Suburban Midwife Associates
> > <DIV></DIV>715 Lake Street&nbsp;&nbsp;Suite 273
> > <DIV></DIV>Oak Park, IL&nbsp;&nbsp; 60301
> > <DIV></DIV>ph:&nbsp;&nbsp;708-848-3800
> > <DIV></DIV>fax: 708-848-0008
> > <DIV></DIV>www.westsubmidwives.com
> > <DIV></DIV></div><br clear=all><hr> <a
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>
> Barbara Camune RNC,CNM,WHNP, DrPH
> Clinical Associate Professor
> Program Coordinator: Midwifery & Women's Health
> University of Illinois at Chicago
> College of Nursing
> 845 S. Damen Ave.   MC 802
> Chicago, Il 60612
> Phone 312-355-3038
> Fax 312-996-1118
> Cell 409-939-4539
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