Georgetown Nurse-Midwife Honored by ACNM Ohio Affiliate

FEBRUARY 11, 2015 – Cindy Farley, PhD, CNM, FACNM, associate professor of nursing at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has recently received the 2015 Legacy Award from the Ohio State Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Farley, who has been active with the organization since 1983, says she was honored to receive the award.

“The award is in recognition of my years in clinical practice, education, publishing, and promotion of midwifery,” she says. “A donation of $1,500 will be made in my honor to Midwives for Haiti.  I am grateful and humbled by this award.”

Colleague and friend Cat Mauser, CNM, MSN, nominated Farley, who is a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, for the award.

‘Perfect Representative’

“She deserves this award for she is a true midwife who has left a trail behind her, a legacy of women and families, students and midwives forever transformed by her generous touch,” writes Mauser, also Farley’s onetime student. “She is tireless in her search for potential midwives and has recruited so many. Where would many of us be if Cindy had not touched our lives?”

Mauser noted Farley’s work as a teacher and researcher, her international service in Haiti and Honduras, and her career as a midwife.

Farley, who teaches in Georgetown’s online Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, co-edits a classic midwifery text, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health (Jones & Bartlett Learning) and a new text Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman Centered Approach (Wiley). 

“Cindy is an essential Ohio midwife, an incredible role model, an innovative thinker, skillful [and] humble,” Mauser writes. “She is a perfect representative of us.”

By Bill Cessato