Tampa General Hospital Midwifery Leader Named President of American College of Nurse-Midwives

Tampa General’s Women’s Institute certified nurse midwife Dr. Jessica Brumley will lead the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

TAMPA, Fla., June 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Tampa General Hospital (TGH) today announced that Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD, FACNM, a certified nurse midwife at Tampa General Hospital and associate professor and director of the Division of Midwifery, at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been named president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). She will serve in the national position for two years.

Dr. Brumley was vice president of the ACNM for three years before serving as president-elect for a year. In addition, she has held various positions with the ACNM, including Tampa chapter chair, Florida affiliate president and numerous national committee chairs within the organization. Brumley was recognized as Tampa General’s Midwife of the Year in 2018 and 2019 and helped to develop and implement labor support trainings throughout Florida with a focus on reducing the low-risk cesarean section rate through a partnership with the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

“Over the past few years, Dr. Brumley has made a tremendous impact on midwifery education and practice at USF, Tampa General Hospital and throughout the state of Florida. She will lead the American College of Nurse-Midwives and will contribute to their success,” said Judette Louis, MD, MPH, chief of the TGH Women’s Institute and James M. Ingram Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. “She continues to be an incredible advocate for care practices, tools and policies that support family-centered maternity care at Tampa General and beyond.”

The American College of Nurse-Midwives is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States. The organization sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the country and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Its members are primary care providers throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth and gynecologic and reproductive health.

“Dr. Brumley’s commitment to maternal health has enabled Tampa General to deliver extraordinary care and support to mothers and their newborns,” said Melissa Golombek, DNP, vice president of the TGH Women’s Institute and Muma Children’s Hospital at TGH. “We look forward to seeing her extend the expertise she’s provided at TGH and improving midwifery services for women across the country.”

TGH is ranked a top 10 hospital in the nation and the highest-ranked hospital in Florida for Obstetrics & Gynecology by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. Additionally, Tampa General is named a Best Maternity Hospital 2024 by Newsweek. TGH has also achieved a Level IV designation in maternal care from The Joint Commission — the gold standard in accreditation. This encompasses a range of obstetric services, from routine prenatal care to high-risk obstetric and neonatal services, aimed at optimizing outcomes for both mothers and newborns. 

Tampa General Hospital, a 981-bed, not-for-profit, academic health system, is one of the largest hospitals in America and delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the highest-ranked hospital in the market in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals, with six specialties ranking among the top 50 best hospital programs in the United States. Tampa General Hospital has been designated as a model of excellence by the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list. The academic health system’s commitment to growing and developing its team members is recognized by three prestigious Forbes magazine rankings – in the top 100 nationally in the 2024 America’s Best Large Employers, the 2023 America’s Best Employers for Women, and the top 25 in Florida in the 2023 America’s Best Employers by State. Tampa General is the safety net hospital for the region, caring for everyone regardless of their ability to pay, and in fiscal year 2022, provided a net community benefit of approximately $240.3 million in the form of health care for underinsured patients, community education, and financial support to community health organizations in Tampa Bay. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, and its 32-bed Neuroscience, Intensive Care Unit is the largest on the West Coast of Florida. It also is home to the Muma Children’s Hospital at TGH, the Jennifer Leigh Muma 82-bed neonatal intensive care unit, and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes TGH North which is comprised of three hospitals and several outpatient locations in Citrus and Hernando counties, 17 Tampa General Medical Group Primary Care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Outpatient Center, TGH Virtual Health, and 21 TGH Imaging outpatient radiology centers throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Palm Beach counties. Tampa Bay area residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track network of clinics. To see a medical care professional live anytime, anywhere on a smartphone, tablet or computer, visit Virtual Health | Tampa General Hospital (tgh.org). As one of the largest hospitals in the country, Tampa General Hospital is the first in Florida to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that provides real-time situational awareness to improve and better coordinate patient care at a lower cost. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.

USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the Taneja College of Pharmacy, the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs, and USF Health’s multispecialty physicians’ group. The University of South Florida, a high-impact research university dedicated to student success and committed to community engagement, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Through hundreds of millions of dollars in research activity each year, USF is a leader in solving global problems and improving lives. For more information, visit health.usf.edu.

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