Amy Romano '04, CNM, MSN, a certified nurse-midwife from Milford, CT, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Kitty Ernst Award by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). The award was recently presented at the 57th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the ACNM in Long Beach, CA.
A 2004 graduate from Yale University School of Nursing, Romano is a talented writer who has helped translate the value of midwifery care to the public via social media, particularly with her work on Lamaze International’s award-winning blog, “Science and Sensibility.” She is also associate director of programs at Childbirth Connection, where she works to implement the “Blueprint for Action,”a detailed list of actionable strategies to improve maternity care quality and value.
The Kitty Ernst Award, affectionately known as the “Young Whippersnapper Award,” is named after the College’s fourth and youngest president, and one of its most dynamic living legends. The Kitty Ernst Award was established in 1998 to honor an ACNM member who has been certified for less than 10 years and has demonstrated innovative, creative endeavors in clinical practice, education, administration, or research relating to midwifery and women’s health.