Achievements


Here are a few of our recent awards. Stay tuned for more!

 

January 2017

Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center becomes New Mexico's very FIRST licensed birth center. Abigail, Melanie & the team worked toward this for six years!

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August 2016

Dar a Luz received the national "Best Practice Designation" from the Quality Section of the American College of Nurse Midwives!

 

October 2015

Dar a Luz named "Best Practice in Low Primary Cesarean" by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) benchmarking.

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October 2015

Re-accredited, adhering to the highest standards of birth center operations and care. Original accreditation was August 2012. The new one is valid through 2018.

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June 2015

Dar a Luz is 'Best For Babes' approved

The mission of Best for Babes is to change the cultural perception of breastfeeding and Beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps®–the cultural, institutional and legal barriers that prevent parents from making informed feeding decisions and that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals (whether that’s 2 days, 2 months or 2 years) without judgment, pressure or guilt.

To be awarded the C.A.R.E. seal, we demonstrated our commitment to the Alliance Code:

C: Cheering and encouraging moms with positive messages.
A: Accepting, accommodating and non-judgmental about parents’ feeding decisions.
R: Referring to or Recommending expert lactation help as appropriate.
E: Evidence-based information is the standard in all communications.

Check out the C.A.R.E Code Alliance/BFB story here.

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June 2015

We are members of the NM Breastfeeding Task Force

The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force is a coalition that promotes breastfeeding, and supports mothers, families, and communities by:
Supporting hospitals and clinics in their efforts to achieve Baby-Friendly designation,
Improving workplace and childcare breastfeeding conditions,
Advocating for supportive legislative policies.

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June 2015

Midwife Abigail Lanin Eaves named one of Albuquerque's 40 Under Forty influential businesspeople.

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October 2013

Midwife Abigail Lanin Eaves granted the UNM Inspirational Young Alumnus Award

 

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October 2011

Midwife Abigail Lanin Eaves nominated for the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award.

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