Physicians Bring Specialty Care to Women of Rwanda

Last month, B. Star Hampton, MD, of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, traveled to Rwanda with the International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD), as part of a fistula repair team. She was accompanied by her urogynecology senior fellow, Nicole Korbly, MD. Jessica Salak, MD, a private practice obstetrician/gynecologist with the Center for OB/GYN, returned for the second year, along with Edie McConaughey, CNM, - March 21, 2013

Women & Infants Participating in Study of Treatment of Common Viral Infection in Pregnancy

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, through its participation in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, has been named the lead center in a 14-site, $25 million study of cytomegalovirus (CMV), the most common infection during pregnancy. Researchers want to see whether giving recently... - April 25, 2012

Research Shows Efficacy of Treatment Model Developed at Women & Infants' Infant Behavior, Cry and Sleep Clinic

Research has recently been published in the Infant Mental Health Journal that supports an integrated model of care that is found at the Infant Behavior, Cry and Sleep Clinic at the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Lead author on the research is Amy Salisbury, PhD. - April 21, 2012

Women & Infants Names New Chief Nursing Officer

Angelleen Peters-Lewis, RN, PhD, of Franklin, MA, has been appointed senior vice president for Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Peters-Lewis was most recently the associate chief nurse of Women and Newborn’s Nursing and... - February 29, 2012

Women & Infants Studying Therapies to Relieve Urinary Urge Incontinence

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is conducting a study to compare the effect of two therapies in women who have bothersome urinary urge incontinence after trying other treatments. Patients are currently being enrolled in the ROSETTA Study – Reftractory Overactive Bladder: Sacral NEuromodulation vs. BoTulinum Toxin Assessment. The ROSETTA Study is part of the national Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. - February 29, 2012

Obstetric Medicine Specialist Joins Women & Infants' Staff

Obstetric medicine specialist Kenneth Chen, MD, of Newton, MA, has joined the staff of Women & Infants Hospital as director of the Division of Obstetric and Consultative Medicine and has been appointed as assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. - February 01, 2012

Urogynecologist Joins Women & Infants' Staff

Urogynecologist Melissa Huggins, MD, of East Greenwich, has joined the staff of Women & Infants Hospital’s Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. She sees patients at the Women & Infants Center for Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in... - February 01, 2012

Two Care New England Representatives Selected for New Innovation Advisors Program in Improved Care for Patients

Two individuals from Care New England have been selected to be part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program. Chosen were Nancy Roberts of the VNA of Care New England and Betty Vohr, MD of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. This initiative, launched by the CMS Innovation Center in October 2011, will help health professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient care and reduce costs. - January 11, 2012

Constance A. Howes Named "Leader to Know"

Constance A. Howes, president and chief executive officer of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list, “291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” which recognizes individuals leading prominent American health care... - September 16, 2011

Oncologists Publish HPV Manual for Physicians

A pair of oncologists in the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently co-authored a pocket-sized guide to the human papilloma virus (HPV) so physicians can make more accurate diagnosis and plan more effective treatment for women with the... - July 27, 2011

Women & Infants Fellow Earns Award for Breast Cancer Research

A fellow in the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island was one of 25 nationwide to earn a 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium Merit Award from The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The award, which recognizes researchers’... - July 22, 2011

Second RI Swim Across America Event Planned

After a record-setting inaugural event last year, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the national non-profit organization Swim Across America (SAA) have set the date for the second open water fundraising swim on Saturday, September 10 at 9 am. Swimming enthusiasts of all ages and... - July 22, 2011

Women & Infants and Kent Ranked Among the Best in the Nation in Maternity Care

A report released today by HealthGrades announced that Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Kent Hospital both achieved a 5-star rating in Maternity Care for 2011. Kent Hospital also earned a Specialty Excellence Award for Maternity Care in 2011, having achieved the 5-star rating for two consecutive years. Women & Infants and Kent, both part of Care New England, were two of only six hospitals in New England to achieve a 5-star rating. - July 21, 2011

Women & Infants Earns Three Designations in U.S. News & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals Rankings

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been ranked 19th in Gynecology (up from 26th in 2010-11), the number one hospital in the Providence metro area, and top-performing in cancer in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, online at... - July 21, 2011

Doctor Named to National Committee

David Edmonson, MD, FACS, a breast surgeon with the Breast Health Center in the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently named to the Communications Committee of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. - July 10, 2011

NICHD Renews Women & Infants' Membership in Neonatology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research Groups

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) recently announced it would renew the membership of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode in its Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network and Neonatal Research Network (NRN). Women & Infants remains... - July 10, 2011

Women & Infants Launches Rhode Island Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders

Women & Infants Hospital has teamed up with practitioners across the state to create the Rhode Island Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders at Women & Infants Hospital. The Center was created to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for women with pelvic floor disorders through comprehensive clinical care and organizational oversight. - June 23, 2011

Women & Infants Among the Best Children's Hospitals in Neonatology in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been ranked 34th in Neonatology in U.S. News Media Group’s 2011-12 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings of the top 50 centers in the nation. The full report is now available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. “We salute... - June 21, 2011

Two Physicians from Women & Infants Honored by Professional Society

Two physicians affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University were recently honored at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). - April 15, 2011

Women & Infants Ranks Number One in Providence Metro Area in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been ranked number one in the Providence metro area (including Providence and Pawtucket, RI, and Fall River and New Bedford, MA) in U.S. News & World Report’s first ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at... - March 31, 2011

67 Physicians at Care New England Named to Best Doctors in America List

Sixty seven physicians at the Care New England hospitals – Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have been listed in the 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America (bestdoctors.com), placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Twelve physicians... - March 25, 2011

MFM Researcher's Article Included in Special HIV Issue of Journal

A research article co-authored by Brenna Anderson, MD, director of Reproductive Infectious Diseases Consultation in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was included in the recently published special issue of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. - March 18, 2011

Women & Infants Urogynecologists Bring Specialty Care to Women in Rwanda

Specialists from the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University brought their expertise to women in Africa as part of an annual International Outreach trip. Each year urogynecologist B. Star... - March 09, 2011

Family Travels to Rhode Island from Ohio for Fertility Preservation for Two-Year-Old Girl

On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, Jared Robins, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and leader of the Program for Fertility Preservation at Women & Infants Hospital, cryopreserved an ovary of a two-year-old girl from Ohio who is battling a stage four neuroblastoma. This surgical procedure, which was performed at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, offers the hope of fertility when this patient survives her treatment. - March 05, 2011

Women & Infants Named Center of Excellence for Neonatal Care for Fifth Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been named a Center of Excellence for Neonatal Care by the Clinical Sciences Institute of OptumHealth, an independent audit company. Through a rigorous evaluation process, OptumHealth developed Centers of Excellence networks that provide access to clinically superior, cost effective health care. - February 24, 2011

Women & Infants Launches Rhode Island Network for Pelvic Floor Disorders

Women & Infants Hospital has teamed up with practitioners across the state to create the Rhode Island Network for Pelvic Floor Disorders at Women & Infants Hospital. The Network was created to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for women with pelvic floor disorders through comprehensive clinical care and organizational oversight. - January 27, 2011

Women & Infants Holds 127th Annual Meeting

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island held its 127th Annual Meeting on December 14th at the hospital with a standing-room-only audience of community leaders, physicians and hospital staff. Doug Jacobs of Providence, chairman of the hospital’s Board of Trustees, presided over the... - December 18, 2010

Women & Infants' Physician Authors Chapter in Reference Book

The fifth edition of the guide Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies includes a chapter by Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, a clinician and researcher in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Rouse, a Providence resident who is also a professor of... - December 02, 2010

Six Women & Infants Physicians Named "Top" in Nation

Six physicians at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island are named in the 10th edition of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s America’s Top Doctors®. Physicians are listed after an extensive selection process that begins by surveying tens of thousands of physicians and hospital... - November 06, 2010

Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Joins Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology

Medical oncologist and hematologist Tina Rizack, MD, MPH, has joined the staff at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in the Program in Women’s Oncology. She will also serve as clinical instructor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. - November 03, 2010

Surgeon Joins Women & Infants' Oncology Staff

Ashley R. Stuckey, MD, has joined the staff at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island as a gynecologic oncologist and breast surgeon in the Program in Women’s Oncology. She will also serve as assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown... - October 27, 2010

New Oncologist Joins Women & Infants' Oncology Staff

Katina Robison, MD, has joined the staff at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island as a gynecologic oncologist in the Program in Women’s Oncology. Dr. Robison will also serve as assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. - October 27, 2010

Women & Infants Breast Health Center Receives Donation from RI Pink Heals

The Rhode Island branch of the national organization Pink Heals will donate $5,000 to support the Patient Advocate Program at the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital. Pink Heals Rhode Island, a group launched in 2009 by a Coventry firefighter whose mother was battling... - October 27, 2010

Women & Infants Offers State's First Women's Robotic Surgery Program

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island announced its plans to expand the surgical options available to its patients with the installation of a da Vinci® Surgical System and the creation of the region’s first dedicated women’s robotic surgery program. “Women &... - October 25, 2010

Women & Infants Physician Named President of Urogynecology Society

Dr. Deborah Myers, director of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital has been installed as president of the American Urogynecologic Society. - October 20, 2010

Women & Infants Names Director of Research Administration

Large academic institutions have a wide variety of research going on at any given time. Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is no exception – with researchers, physicians and scientists working in the lab and at the bedside on projects that cut across all medical disciplines. To... - April 22, 2010

Women & Infants Announces New Director of Ambulatory Care

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently announced the appointment of Robert E. Berry Jr., MD, FACOG, as its new director of the Ambulatory Care Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Berry comes to Women & Infants from the University of Massachusetts where... - April 22, 2010

Women & Infants is First Hospital in Nation to Provide Fertility Preservation for Childhood Cancer Survivors

The Program for Fertility Preservation at Women & Infants Hospital now offers options for fertility preservation in children, working in coordination with the Division of Oncology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. - April 07, 2010

Women & Infants Participating in National Study on Caring for Late Preterm Infants

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is one of 15 sites selected from a field of 145 applicants across the US and Canada to participate in a research study looking to see if providing some additional, specialized nursing and parental care may help late preterm infants fare better as they go home and grow. - March 12, 2010

Women & Infants Hosts Professional Conference on Single-Family Room Model for Newborn Intensive Care

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is hosting a professional conference entitled “Millennium Neonatology: Building for the Future” on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 7:30 am to 5 pm at the Women & Infants’ Education Center, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI. In... - March 10, 2010

Seminar from Women & Infants/Brown Featured in Lancet

A review of all of the new research about how to identify those women at highest risk for pulmonary embolism in pregnancy has been published in the February 6, 2010 issue of The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals. The seminar was led by Ghada R. Bourjeily, MD, FCCP, board certified internist and pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist in the Center for Women’s Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital and assistant professor at the Alpert Medical School. - February 07, 2010

Women & Infants and Latino Public Radio Launch ESCUCHE Radio Program

Almost one year to the date after announcing the receipt of a $138,000 National Institutes of Health grant that will have a major impact on the health and science literacy of listeners of Latino radio, researchers took to the airwaves on January 26 to introduce their program and to test their... - January 28, 2010

First IVM Procedures Result in Three Births in New England

In the past two months, three babies conceived using one of the latest developments in infertility treatment, in vitro maturation (IVM), have been born in Rhode Island – the first three live births (one singleton born in August and one set of twins born in October) in New England of babies conceived using IVM. - December 02, 2009

Four Women & Infants/Alpert Medical School Physicians Accepted as Fellowship Candidates

Four physicians from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University have been accepted as fellowship candidates by the American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society. The four fellowship candidates are: Sandra Ann Carson, MD, of Cranston, RI;... - November 14, 2009

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Launches Global Effort to Stop Cervical Cancer — New Guidance and Partnerships Announced, Clinicians Called

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) launched a major component in the fight to control cervical cancer on 8 October 2009, releasing its global guidance document and announcing a unique partnership with the International Pediatric Association (IPA) to fight the... - October 10, 2009

Women & Infants and Brown University Introduce Infant and Child Mental Health Certificate Program

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University have recently introduced a new certificate program that enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of the developmental, neurobehavioral, and psychological aspects of infant and early... - October 07, 2009

Women & Infants' Practitioners Publish Article in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

To help educate obstetric providers about the prevalence, signs and symptoms of PPD, as well as treatment options, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology recently published an article written by Teri Pearlstein, MD, Margaret Howard, PhD, Amy Salisbury, PhD, and Caron Zlotnick, PhD, of the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health at Women & Infants Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. - May 08, 2009

Rhode Island Perinatal Hepatitis Program Honored

The Rhode Island Perinatal Hepatitis Prevention Program – a collaborative effort of Women & Infants Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the VNA of Care New England, and the Rhode Island Department of Health – was recently recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and... - April 10, 2009

Women & Infants Introduces Compassionate Gift Program

Women & Infants’ Center for Reproduction and Infertility has created a special, donor-supported fund for women who would not be able to afford needed services. A first-of-its-kind in the country, the Compassionate Gift Program allows donors to share in granting the greatest gift of all – a chance to have a child. - April 09, 2009

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