Getting stuff done with Mayano Ochi
We’ve been catching up with some people who are out there getting stuff done. Meet Mayano Ochi, a Certified Nurse Midwife and co-Founder and Managing Director of International Medical Response.
As a CNM, I see patients in clinic (or remotely from my home now, due to COVID) for prenatal visits as well as for a whole range of women’s health issues. I also catch babies at a community hospital in LA. I work for a community clinic that serves mostly low-income, immigrant women and I love being able to offer compassionate, quality care to these amazing, resilient women. COVID has definitely changed the vibe in the hospital and women are more anxious, scared, and feel more isolated. I do my part to try to help bring a calming, comforting presence and a sense of normalcy to these women.
If there’s one thing you wish you would’ve known when you started out, what would that be?The importance of good communication. It takes a lot of skill, especially when you’re interacting with so many different personalities often dealing with high stakes circumstances, but the moments I regret the most are the times I didn’t speak up because I felt too uncomfortable.