Nurse-midwife promotes use of free-standing birth centers in Kan.

02/6/2012 | Kansas City Nursing News, The

Free-standing birth centers in Kansas offer women a less expensive alternative to hospital delivery, says certified nurse-midwife Cathy Gordon, co-founder of The New Birth Company. Dr. Robert Moser, secretary of the state Department of Health and Environment, called Gordon's center "very patient-centered" but said he only supports the model as long as nurse practitioners and midwives are required to collaborate with a physician.

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