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CNE Hospitals, Butler and Kent, Providing Narcan to Overdose Patients
Care New England Health System announced today that two of its hospitals, Butler Hospital, located in Providence and Kent Hospital, located in Warwick, are distributing naloxone, more commonly referred to as Narcan, to patients who have been treated for a drug overdose or who are at risk for an overdose. Details  
 
Dr. Brenna Anderson publishes commentary in international journal
Brenna Anderson, MD, of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, has published a commentary in the current issue of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, now available online. The commentary is entitled “The time has come to consider neonatal outcomes when designing embryo transfer policies.” Details  
 
East Greenwich Rotary Makes Donation to Kent Campaign
The East Greenwich Rotary has pledged $10,000 to Imperishable: The Campaign for Kent Hospital. Recently, members of the Rotary presented Kent Hospital with the first installment (pictured here). The campaign has raised $7.2 million in support of the new Ambulatory Surgery Pavilion, and other important hospital programs. Details  
 
Kent Hospital NK5K Sat, Sept 6, 2014, N. Kingstown High School
It's time to get out your sneakers and register for this year's Kent Hospital NK5K road race/walk! For the third consecutive year, Kent Hospital will be the corporate sponsor for this great event that will take walkers/runners on a 5k (3.1 miles) route through the beautiful town of North Kingstown. Details  
 
CNE Pilots Initiative For Recovery Coaches in Emergency Departments
In an ongoing effort to prevent drug overdose and substance abuse in Rhode Island and the region, The Providence Center, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), will provide on-call recovery coaches for patients in hospital emergency departments across Rhode Island with high rates of accidental opioid overdose. Details  
 
Dr. Surendra Sharma honored by ASRI
Dr. Surendra Sharma, a research scientist in the Department of Pediatrics, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Reproductive Immunology. Details  
 
Dr. Robert Insoft named senior vice president, quality and clinical effectiveness
Robert M. Insoft, MD has recently been named senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness at Women & Infants. A neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Insoft most recently served as the medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Neonatal Respiratory Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, where he was also the quality officer in the NICU. Details  
 
Dr. Judith Mercer receives highest honor from ACNM
Judith S. Mercer, CNM, PhD, FACNM, a research scientist at Women & Infants, was recently honored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) as the recipient of the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award, the ACNM’s most prestigious award. Details  
 
Dr. Gary Frishman appointed to Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Gary N. Frishman has been appointed to the Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Details  
 
Kent Hospital’s Fourth Class of Resident Physicians Honored at Graduation Ceremony
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the graduation of its fourth class of residents who have completed the Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs. A new fellowship program in Gastroenterology was also announced, with two fellows enrolled. Details  
 
CNE Names Leadership for Key System Posts
Care New England has announced a series of senior appointments that all come from within the Care New England system and represent the next wave of leadership of the health care system. The announcement was made by Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England. Details  
 
72 CNE Clinicians Named to Rhode Island Monthly's 2014 Top Docs
72 physicians with privileges at Care New England hospitals have been named to Rhode Island Monthly’s 2014 list of Top Docs. Congratulations! Details  
 
Women & Infants Launches National Endometriosis Study
Researchers in the Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital have launched an arm of the national SOLSTICE clinical study, evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug to help women with moderate to severe endometriosis pain symptoms. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Auxiliary to Host Annual Golf Tournament
The Kent Hospital Auxiliary is proud to announce its 17th annual golf tournament and dinner to be held at Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick. Spots are still available. Details  
 
Women & Infants Named a Best Children's Hospital in Neonatology
Women & Infants has been named a 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology by U.S. News Media Group. Details  
 
Clinical Review Published in Journal of the American Medical Association
Many women experience mixed urinary incontinence, urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing (stress urinary incontinence) AND on their way to the bathroom (urge urinary incontinence). Dr. Deborah Myers has published a clinical review on on the topic in JAMA.
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Integrative Care Program Invites Cancer Patients to Garden
Recognizing that there are healing powers to working the earth in a garden – not to mention the nutritional benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables – staff with the Integrative Care Program in the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has launched a community-style gardening program for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Details  
 
Kent Hospital's Polly E. Leonard, DO, MS, FNAOME, Achieves Second Fellowship for National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators
Kent Hospital's Polly E. Leonard, DO, MS, FNAOME, has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) for achieving her second fellowship for its National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME), and was also elected vice-chairperson of the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators. Details  
 
Kent Honors Employee Service at Annual Recognition Dinner
Kent Hospital is proud to announce the recipients of this year's employee service awards. The hospital honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at its Annual Employee Awards Banquet, held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. These 298 employees have given a remarkable 3,820 years of collective service to Kent Hospital. Details  
 
Nurse Earns RI Environmental Sustainability Award
Mary Bucco, RN, was recently presented with the Rhode Island Environmental Sustainability Award at the organization's Blue Wrap Jean Ball. Mary led a team which represented the staff in the hospital's Operating Room, along with Jennifer Braz, RN. Details  
 
Social Worker Named to Board of Social Work Examiners
Clinical social worker Lynn Finocchiaro, LICSW, has been appointed to the Rhode Island Board of Social Work Examiners by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Honors Employee Service at Annual Recognition Dinner
Kent Hospital is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s employee service awards. The hospital honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at its Annual Employee Awards Banquet, held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. Details  
 
Nurses Honored During National Nurses Week
Congratulations to Karen Kennally, RN, BSN, CHSE, Erin Cote, RN, and Elaine Torman, RN, on receiving Women & Infants' 2014 awards of nursing excellence. Details  
 
Kent Hospital’s Polly E. Leonard, DO, MS, FNAOME, Achieves Second Fellowship for National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators

Kent Hospital’s Polly E. Leonard, DO, MS, FNAOME, has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) for achieving her second fellowship for its National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME), and was also elected vice-chairperson of the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators.

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New Brain and Behavioral Health Information Website
CNE and Butler Hospital have launched a new mental health information website. A one-stop resource, visitors can learn about the diseases and conditions that impact themselves and their loved ones, as well as treatments and wellness information that lead back to health. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Stroke Center Receives Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Kent Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the fifth consecutive time. This award recognizes Kent Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines. Details  
 
Care New England Enhances Patient Safety With Germ-Zapping Robots
As hospitals across the nation look for new and innovative ways to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms that put patients at risk, Care New England has begun using germ-zapping robots that eliminate hard-to-kill bacteria in hard-to-clean places. Two robots are in place at Kent Hospital in Warwick, and one is in place at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. Details  
 
Kent Hospital’s Lisa J. Gould, MD, PhD, FACS, Named President of Wound Healing Society
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce Lisa J. Gould, MD, PhD, FACS, associate medical director of the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent, has been named president of the Wound Healing Society, a national premier scientific organization focused on wound healing. The announcement was made at their annual meeting in Orlando, FL, this month. Details  
 
Dr. Margaret Howard Honored by Families First RI
Margaret Howard, PhD, director of the Division of Women’s Behavioral Health and of the Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital, was honored last week at Families First Rhode Island’s Moms for Moms Spring Gala. Dr. Howard was recognized for her role in championing the diagnosis and proper treatment of postpartum depression. Details  
 
Kent Hospital to Host Fourth Annual Breast Health Fair
The Breast Health Center at Kent, a collaboration with Women & Infants Hospital, will celebrate breast cancer survivorship by hosting its fourth annual Breast Health Fair on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium. The event is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers, staff and the community. Lunch will be provided. Details  
 
Dr. James Padbury Receives Mentor of the Year Award
Dr. James F. Padbury was recently presented with the Mentor of the Year Award at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research. Details  
 
Clinical Opinion Published in AJOG
A clinical opinion by Dr. Charles Rardin about the use of robotics for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery has been published in the May edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Details  
 
Care New England Cardiovascular Care to Host Free Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Forum For Patients
Care New England Cardiovascular Care along with the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England will offer a free educational forum, open to the community on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) affects more than two million people in the United States and is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Details  
 
Kent Hospital Excels in Patient Safety – Awarded an “A” in Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score
Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Kent Hospital with an "A" – its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. Details  
 
Women & Infants "Makes Time for Reading"
Women & Infants has received a donation of books for babies in the hospital's Carter Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The book is entitled "Making Time for Reading: A Story Guide for Parents of Babies and Young Children." Details  
 
Dr. Margaret Howard Named Director of Division of Women's Behavioral Health
Congratulations to Margaret Howard, PhD, who has been named director of the Division of Women’s Behavioral Health at Women & Infants Hospital. Details  
 
Kent Hospital to Seek Regulatory Approval to Develop Angioplasty Program
Kent Hospital is seeking approval to perform both emergency and elective coronary angioplasty procedures. The hospital submitted a letter of intent (LOI) to the Rhode Island Department of Health today stating “intent to develop a coronary angioplasty program within one year” and within the next eight weeks Kent will submit a full application for a certificate of need. Details  
 
Care New England Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Services
Care New England announced an expansion of its cardiovascular services made possible through a strong clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston. Details  
 
Kent Rehab Offers Limb Movement Therapy For Treatment of Parkinson’s
Kent Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic in East Greenwich is pleased to announce the addition of LSVT BIGto its physical therapy and occupational therapy programs. Details  
 
WIH Hosts 20th Annual RIHAP Seminar
Women & Infants Hospital, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program (RIHAP) will present their 20th annual seminar, entitled “Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss” on Friday, May 9th from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI.
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Care New England to Support Prescription Drug Take-Back Program, April 26
Care New England is proud to support this year's Prescription Drug Take-Back Program, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Prescription Drug Take-back Program was established to help remove unwanted prescription drugs from the homes of Rhode Islanders. The event is free and anonymous. Details  
 
Mark R. Marcantano Named President and COO
Congratulations to Mark R. Marcantano who has been named president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Butler Hospital Charity Golf Tournament
Butler Hospital is pleased to announce that the Cavanagh Family and Blish & Cavanagh, LLP are co-sponsoring a golf tournament to benefit Butler on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Shelter Harbor Golf Club. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Annual Skin Screening
To assist the public in spotting potential skin cancers, Kent Hospital is offering a free skin screening on Thursday, May 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the hospital's Outpatient Services. There is no fee for the initial screening. Details  
 
Obstetric Evaluation Unit Unveiled
Women & Infants has unveiled its new Obstetric Evaluation Unit in the Division of Emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology. This new, state-of-the-art, seven-bed unit, an expansion to the hospital's current Emergency Department, will serve as a dedicated space to provide high quality, efficient care to obstetric patients. Details  
 
Constance A Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund Established
Women & Infants has announced the launch of the Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund. Watch a tribute video. Details  
 
Kent Hospital and VNA of Care New England Looking for Volunteers
Kent Hospital and the VNA of Care New England are calling for volunteers who will help make a world of difference. We have opportunities in the Emergency Department, Surgical Services, and VNA – Hospice Program. If you are interested, please attend the following information session on April 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium Details  
 
Less invasive technique possible for vulvar cancer
A team of researchers from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island commanded a national stage today to present the results of a study evaluating the use of sentinel lymph node dissection in women with vulvar malignancies, and then follow the patients for complications and recurrence. Details  
 
Kent Welcomes New Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
KentHospital is pleased to welcome Rebecca L. Burke, RN, MS, NEA-BC, to the position of senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Kent Hospital. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Welcomes Naval Trained Surgeon, Brian K. Reed, M.D.
Kent Hospital is pleased to welcome board certified general surgeon, Brian K. Reed, MD, to the Kent Hospital medical staff and Affinity Physicians, an affiliate of Care New England Health System. Dr. Reed comes to Kent from the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, where he served as the department head of general and urologic surgery since 2011. Details  
 
Sixth WRHR scholar to study postpartum emergency visits
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently named E. Christine Brousseau, MD, its sixth Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Scholar. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Welcomes New Surgeon, George Valentin Cristescu, M.D.
Kent Hospital and Affinity Physicians, an affiliate of Care New England, are pleased to welcome George Valentin Cristescu, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Cristescu is a board certified general surgeon and comes to Kent Hospital from Whitesburg ARH (Appalachian Regional Healthcare) Hospital in Whitesburg, KY, where he worked for two years. Dr. Cristescu trained at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Details  
 
Reproductive Coercion, Violence Prevalent Among Women Seeking Care
Enough women experience reproductive coercion – male behavior to control contraception and pregnancy outcomes – that a research team now recommends health care providers address the subjects with their patients and tailor family planning discussions and recommendations accordingly. Details  
 
Dr. James Padbury earns March of Dimes grant
With the help of funding from the March of Dimes, James F. Padbury, MD, is one of five scientists whose work toward discovering the causes of and reducing the rates of prematurity will be supported by March of Dimes Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI) grants in 2014. Details  
 
Hypnotherapy reduces hot flashes in breast cancer patients
A team of researchers affiliated with the Program in Women's Oncology and Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently revealed study findings indicating that hypnotherapy effectively reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors by 80 to 85 percent. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Welcomes New Colorectal Surgeon, Melissa Murphy, MD, MPH
Kent Hospital is pleased to welcome colorectal surgeon, Melissa M. Murphy, MD, MPH, to the Kent Hospital medical staff and Affinity Physicians, an affiliate of Care New England Health System. Dr. Murphy comes to Kent from Brigham and Women's Hospital of Boston, MA, where she completed a colorectal fellowship. Details  
 
Clinician Contributes to Expert Series on Strep Infection in Pregnancy
Dr. Brenna Anderson, director of the Women’s Infectious Diseases Consultative Service, has published an article as part of a Clinical Expert Series in the April 2014 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology, now available online. The article, entitled “Puerperal Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infection: Beyond Semmelweiss,” offers a description of the recommended approach to diagnosing and treating GAS in pregnant and postpartum women. Details  
 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Co-Authors Obstetric Care Consensus
Dr. Dwight J. Rouse has co-authored the first in a new, joint series called “Obstetric Care Consensus” that is being introduced by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). This issue addresses the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates and outlines a multifaceted approach that addresses indications for primary cesarean delivery. Details  
 
Higher Risks Among Perinatal Women with Bipolar Disorder
Pregnant and postpartum women with bipolar disorder more frequently have significant mental health and early mothering challenges than other perinatal women undergoing psychiatric treatment, according to a study in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The findings indicate the importance of properly identifying the disorder and developing specific treatments for women during and after pregnancy, the lead author said.
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
To commemorate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, The Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Health at Women & Infants Hospital, in association with the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island and the American Cancer Society, will host an education and awareness event. Details  
 
WIH Introduces Women's Infectious Disease Consult Service
Women & Infants has introduced one of the nation’s only Women’s Infectious Disease Consult Service, a collaborative service of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Department of Medicine, and the hospital’s Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy. Details  
 
Gallbladder Removal Program Utilizes Surgical Robotics
Kent Hospital has announced its new Robotic Cholecystectomy Program. Specifically, this program uses the da Vinci Si system, a robotic, minimally invasive platform for gallbladder removal. Kent is the only hospital in the state to currently offer patients this surgical option. Details  
 
Butler Hospital's First Endowed Chair for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Investing in the future of understanding and treating neurodegenerative disorders, Butler Hospital announces the creation of its first endowed chair honoring the work of Stanley M. Aronson, MD. Details  
 
WIH Participating in Eat Healthy Rhode Island Campaign
Women & Infants' WIC Program (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children offered by the Rhode Island Department of Health) is participating in Eat Healthy RI 2014, a celebration of health and wellness sponsored by The Picture of Children's Health. Details  
 
Study Shows that Premature Infants Benefit from Adult Talk
Research led by a team at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been published in the February 10, 2014 online edition of Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.The research indicates that premature babies benefit from being exposed to adult talk as early as possible. Details  
 
Clinical Opinion Published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
A clinical opinion written by third year resident Maureen Hamel, MD, along with maternal-fetal medicine specialists Brenna Anderson, MD and Dwight Rouse, MD, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been published in the January 10, 2014 online edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Details  
 
Targeted Way to Treat Ovarian Cancer Discovered
Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island have developed a biologic drug that would prevent the production of a protein known to allow ovarian cancer cells to grow aggressively while being resistant to chemotherapy. This would improve treatment and survival rates for some women. Details  
 
WIH Participating in Eat Healthy RI 2014
Women & Infants' WIC Program (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children offered by the Rhode Island Department of Health) is participating in Eat Healthy RI 2014, a celebration of health and wellness sponsored by The Picture of Children's Health. Details  
 
REI fellow earns national award
Lynae M. Brayboy, MD, a third-year fellow in the Division of Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently awarded a Physician Scientist Award to participate in the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) beginning July 1. Details  
 
Psychiatrist added to staff
Women & Infants announced the recent appointment of Carmen E. Colomer, MD, as a psychiatrist with the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health in the Department of Medicine.
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Dr. Maureen Phipps Appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and executive chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Care New England Health System, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as one of its newest members. Details  
 
58 Care New England Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America® List
The Care New England Health System (CNE) is proud to announce the inclusion of 58 CNE physicians in the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014. These physicians from across the system's hospitals—Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Memorial Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital—are among only five percent of doctors in the U.S. who earn this prestigious honor. Details  
 
Tips on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Amidst Frigid Temps
Kent Hospital's Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers a few steps to prevent a tragic carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in your home or the homes of your friends and family. Kent Hospital is Rhode Island's largest hyperbaric medicine facility, and the only hospital offering 24- hour emergency hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the region. Details  
 
CNE Celebrates National Day of Dance® For Your Health
Care New England welcomes families to the National Day of Dance for Your Health event on Saturday, February 22 at the Warwick Mall from noon to 4 p.m. This event is a program of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network held in 70 communities and attended by more than 70,000 people across the U.S. Details  
 
Roncarati Earns Award of Excellence
Denise Roncarati, CAVS (certified administrator of volunteer services), of Cumberland, director of Volunteer Services at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently presented with the New England Award for Professional Excellence from the New England Association of Healthcare Volunteer Services. Details  
 
WIH Launches Woman to Woman Program for Cancer Patients
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) recently awarded a $50,000 grant to the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants for the creation of a Woman to Woman patient to patient mentoring program at the hospital. Details  
 
SIM Program plans open house
The Care New England Simulation Program at Women & Infants Hospital will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 8 am to 5 pm, in the new space. At 10 am, Dennis Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England, will ceremoniously cut the ribbon on the facility. Details  
 
Kent Earns Acrreditation with Commendation from Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the Cancer Program at Kent Hospital for the second consecutive time. Details  
 
Richard P. Welch Awards Presented
Two staff members at Women & Infants Hospital were recently awarded the annual Richard P. Welch Award for Continued Excellence in Patient and Family Centered Care. Details  
 
Rehab Program at Kent to Offer New Therapy for Swallowing Disorders
The Rehabilitation Program at Kent Hospital is pleased to have added VitalStim Therapy as part of its speech and swallowing program. VitalStim is a breakthrough therapeutic treatment offering hope to many patients with dysphagia (problems with swallowing). Details  
 
Kent Hospital Seeking Members For Patient Family Advisory Council
Kent Hospital is developing a Patient and Family Advisory Council to work with hospital leadership, clinical staff, patients and/or families to help enhance the patient-hospital relationship. Details  
 
Parental stress in teen moms increases chance of PPD
A team of researchers - including two affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island - has concluded that increased parental stress faced by adolescent mothers increases their chance of suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). Details  
 
Program in Womens Oncology earns national accreditation
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer recently announced that the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island earned a three-year accreditation with commendation. Details  
 
WIH Participates in Donate Life Rose Parade Float
Women & Infants has partnered with the New England Organ Bank to honor and remember those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. On January 1, 2014, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float titled “Light Up the World” will include a dedication garden made up of roses with handwritten dedications by hospital CEOs from across the country, including Mark Marcantano, acting president at Women & Infants. Details  
 
Women & Infants Promotes Self-Healing Through Play
Families of babies being seen in Women & Infants Hospital’s Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic now have an educational and developmentally appropriate space to promote self-healing through play, thanks to an innovative partnership with the March of Dimes and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Adopt-A-Family Program Celebrates 33 years
Kent Hospital staff will be celebrating 33 years of the Kent Hospital Adopt-A-Family program Friday, December 20 at 8:15 a.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium. Photo opportunities will be available of staff and volunteers loading this year's donated gifts. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Welcomes New Primary Care Physicians
Kent Hospital is pleased to welcome two new physicians to the Kent Hospital medical staff and Affinity Physicians, an affiliate of Kent Hospital. Drs.' Christopher M. Furey, MD, and Mirela Nicolescu, MD will practice out of the Primary Medical Group of Warwick, located at 215 Toll Gate Road, Suite 104, Warwick, RI 02886. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Celebrates Milestone Birthday for Employee, Mary Poncin, Greeter, Turns 100
Kent Hospital celebrated the birthday of its oldest employee on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Mary Poncin, of Warwick, a greeter at the hospital's main entrance, turned 100 on the same day. Poncin was hired by Kent Hospital in June of 2011. Details  
 
Improving Survival Rates for Women with Ovarian Cancer
Richard G. Moore, MD, director of the Center for Biomarkers and Emerging Technologies and a gynecologic oncologist with the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants, is part of a team of researchers publishing an article this month on the use of a chemoresponse assay to guide the treatment of women with persistent or recurrent ovarian cancer. Details  
 
March of Dimes Grants Award to Women's Care, Inc.
The March of Dimes, Rhode Island Chapter has awarded a grant to Women's Care Inc., private practice affiliated with Women & Infants Health Care Alliance, to support a model of prenatal care aimed at enhancing maternal and child needs in Rhode Island. This group prenatal care program, based on the CenteringPregnancy™ model, has shown to decrease preterm birth by 34% in the participants in large, randomized, controlled trials. Details  
 
Women and Infants specialist publishes on cancer in pregnancy
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Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Achieves Accreditation
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent has achieved accreditation with distinction from The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS), for the second time since 2009 and is the only accredited center in the state of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Breast Health Center earns national accreditation
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons, recently announced that The Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island earned a full three-year accreditation. Details  
 
WIH Receives CAP Accreditation
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital, based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. Details  
 
Dr. Deborah Myers Named Vice Chair of Department of Ob/Gyn
Deborah L. Myers, MD, director of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been named vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Details  
 
WIH Earns Three Million Dollar Grant from National Institute of Health
Women & Infants Hospital has earned a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to determine the efficacy of a neurobehavioral exam that may help to identify which infants are at greatest risk for developmental impairment. Details  
 
Kent to Offer RAID Clinical Trial to Heart Disease Patients
The Kent Hospital Division of Cardiology is offering a new clinical trial, RAID (Ranolazine in High Risk ICD Patients), to patients with heart disease who currently have a cardiac defibrillator or are in need of an implantation. The study will determine how effective the drug, ranolazine, is in reducing the risk of fast and life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Details  
 
Interim director for REI named
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2013 road race to benefit Integrative Care Program
The 30th annual Christmas 10K Run & 5K Walk will step off from Rogers High School at 10 am, on Sunday, December 15, 2013. The race raises money for women with cancer who are treated through the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Announces New Sessions for Support Groups
Kent Hospital's Stroke Center and Division of Cardiology announced new sessions today for each of their support groups. The groups meet monthly at the Kent Hospital campus. Details  
 
Dr. Michael Dacey Addresses Increase in Drug Overdoses
In an article published by the Warwick Beacon, Kent Hospital's chief medical officer, Dr. Michael Dacey, discusses the increasing number of drug overdose admits at Kent Hospital over the last eight months. Details  
 
Laboratory Earns Accreditation from AABB
Women & Infants Hospital has been granted AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) accreditation for transfusion services provided by the hospital’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Details  
 
24th Annual William E McKenney Jr., MD Memorial CME Conference
The 24th Annual William E. McKenney, Jr., MD Memorial CME Conference, "Controversies in Cancer Screenings" will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Raddison Hotel in Warwick, RI. Details  
 
Dr. Renee Eger Joins Women & Infants Health Care Alliance
Renee Eger, MD, has joined Bayside Ob/Gyn, a private practice affiliated with Women & Infants Health Care Alliance. She is now seeing patients at 235 Plain Street in Providence and 60 Messenger Street in Plainville, MA. Call (401) 421-1710. Details  
 
Women & Infants Named Green Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review list, “50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America,” which recognizes hospitals that are among the greenest health care organizations in the country. Details  
 
New psychiatrist added to staff
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Leadership Transition Announced
With more than 30 years of leadership influence at Women & Infants Hospital, Constance A. Howes, FACHE, Esq., president and CEO, has announced her decision to step down from the position. In her place, Mark Marcantano, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named acting president of the hospital. Details  
 
Rhode Island WIC is open
The Federal Government has shut down, but WIC in Rhode Island is able to continue to serve WIC participants until further notice. Please contact the Women & Infants WIC office at 401-274-1122, ext. 42768 if you have any questions. Details  
 
Women & Infants announces two additions to high-risk pregnancy program
Two physicians have joined the team of specialists in Women & Infants’ Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy, New England’s only fully integrated center for the care of women with high-risk pregnancies and their developing fetuses. On October 1, obstetric medicine and infectious disease specialist Erica Hardy, MD, MA, MMSc, returns to Women & Infants and maternal-fetal medicine specialist Erika Werner, MD, MS, joins the staff. Details  
 
Breast Health Center at Kent to Host Breast Screenings
Kent Hospital's Cancer Program and the Breast Health Center at Kent are providing a breast health screening program which consists of a mammogram and clinical exam for women 40 and over. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Introduces New Advanced Valvular Heart Disease Clinic
Kent Hospital's Division of Cardiology announced a new Advanced Valvular Heart Disease Clinic, which will provide clinical expertise necessary for the optimal management of cardiac valvular disease. Details  
 
Physician accepted into national scholars and leaders program

Ashley Stuckey, MD, of Providence, a gynecologic oncologist and breast surgeon in the Program in Women’s Oncology and Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently accepted into the prestigious Scholars and Leaders Program of the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO) for 2013-2014.

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Five Urogynecologists Achieve Subspecialty Certification
Five physicians with the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (a Care New England hospital) and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University have achieved certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (FPMRS) by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Details  
 
Kent Hospital Announces New Sports Medicine Program
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Affinity Sports Medicine, an affiliate of Kent Hospital, which will be directed by Jeffrey D. Manning, M.D., and will offer specialized treatment and prevention of injuries and illness for all ages and abilities. Details  
 
Boil Water Advisory Issued for Kent County
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is issuing a boil water advisory for customers of the Kent County Water Authority and for Potowomut customers of the City of Warwick Water, after system tests confirmed the presence of E. Coli in the public water supply. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Announces Clinical Leadership Promotions
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce Jason Boudjouk, MD, of Lincoln, has been elected chief of medicine at Kent Hospital and Jonathan Gates, MD, of South Kingstown, has been elected director of patient safety and high reliability at Kent Hospital. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Department of Cardiology to Offer Ischemia Clinical Trial
Kent Hospital's Division of Cardiology will take part in an international trial for patients who have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease. This disease is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart due to narrowed arteries. Details  
 
Hospital to host free national conference on gyn cancer
Women & Infants Hospital's Program in Women's Oncology and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will host a free conference on women's cancers as part of a national series of events through the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. The October 11 program is free to cancer patients, family members and/or caregivers and health care providers. Details  
 
Memorial Hospital Joins Care New England Health System
More than a year after launching the process to affiliate, leadership from Care New England Health System (CNE) and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) gathered ceremoniously to sign the closing paperwork signifying the completion of the deal. Read more  
 
Future of Nursing:  New Approaches for Leadership and Practice from the Insitute of Medicine
Nurses and nurse executives from across New England will be coming to Women & Infants for “A Presentation on the Future of Nursing: New Approaches for Leadership and Practice from the Institute of Medicine” on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 10 am to noon, in the Malcolm and Elizabeth Chace Education Center. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Call (401) 274-1122, extension 41116 or email ahoward@wihri.org. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Introduces New Cardiac Telemedicine Program
Kent Hospital’s Division of Cardiology announced a new telemedicine program today, that will allow Kent Hospital cardiologists to connect with their critical care colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston via video-conferencing and desktop sharing technology. This program gives cardiologists at Kent the ability to manage more critically ill patients in their local setting, close to home. Details  
 
Hospital named Center of Excellence in MIS
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island was recently designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the Surgical Review Corporation, an affiliate of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), for its commitment to offering women the most effective diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in minimally invasive surgery. Details  
 
Oncologist appointed to board of prestigious group
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Brown, CNE Announce New Appointments for Dr. Maureen Phipps
Brown University and Care New England have named Dr. Maureen G. Phipps, as the new chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and assistant dean for Teaching and Research on Women’s Health in The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and the executive chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Care New England. Details  
 
First Single Site Gynecologic Surgery in Region Proves a Success
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island this week became the first hospital in the region to offer women virtually scarless gynecologic surgery with the use of Single-Site instrumentation with its daVinci® surgical robot. Details  
 
RI-CART to Create Statewide Autism Registry and Network
The RI Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment has received a $1.2 million grant to create a first-of-its-kind confidential registry of every individual diagnosed with autism in Rhode Island. Details  
 
Palliative Care Program to be featured on ABC World News Tonight
ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer will feature Kent Hospital's Palliative Care Program along with Kent Hospital resident physicians in a segment focused on The Conversation Project, a national initiative dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Details  
 
WIH Announces Vice President for Nursing Operations
Matthew J. Quin, RN, MSN, has been appointed vice president for Nursing Operations at Women & Infants Hospital. Details  
 
Women's Mental Health Fellowship Created
Dedicated to both the various needs of women and the education of tomorrow's physicians, administrators and faculty at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University announce the formation a 12-month Women's Mental Health Fellowship. Details  
 
Kent Expands Cardiology Services With Addition of Heart Failure Program
Kent Hospital announced the development of a new Advanced Heart Failure Program today, in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Heart Disease at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston. The program will enhance the scope of services locally for its Cardiology Division which already offers an array of clinical services to cardiac patients in the community. Details  
 
It's Time For The Kent Hospital NK5K
It’s time to get out your sneakers and register for this year’s Kent Hospital NK5K road race/walk! For the second consecutive year, Kent Hospital will be the corporate sponsor for this great event that will take walkers/runners on a 5k (3.1 miles) route through the beautiful town of North Kingstown. Details  
 
Researchers Study Women Who Choose DNA Prenatal Screening Test
Researchers at Women & Infants have received an industry grant from Natera, Inc. to determine the level of information and education needed to offer a DNA-based prenatal blood test to all pregnant women to screen for Down syndrome and similar chromosome abnormalities. Details  
 
Rhode Island Autism Experts Unite to Launch First-of-Its-Kind Research and Advocacy Consortium
Dozens of autism experts across a variety of specialties have joined together to form the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART). The consortium will bring together researchers, physicians, scientists, service providers, educators and parents to collaborate on a broad range of research, education and advocacy projects. Details  
 
Cry Analyzer Seeks Clues to Health of Babies
Researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants have developed a new tool that analyzes the cries of babies, searching for clues to potential health or developmental problems. Slight variations in cries, mostly imperceptible to the human ear, can be a "window into the brain" that could allow for early intervention. Details  
 
Kent Honors Volunteers at “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” Brunch
Kent Hospital honored more than 200 hospital volunteers at the Take Me Out To The Ball Game Volunteer Recognition Brunch, held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI on June 25, 2013. The awards celebration, recognized the many hours of service donated by Kent's volunteers and this year's service award winners. Details  
 
State Approves CNE Partnership with Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
The proposed affiliation of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) and the Care New England Health System (CNE) has earned state approval, clearing the way for MHRI to become the fourth hospital partner in CNE, joining Butler, Kent and Women & Infants hospitals. Details  
 
WOMEN & INFANTS AND CARE NEW ENGLAND JOIN SPIRIT OF WOMEN

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Care New England partners, Butler and Kent Hospitals, have joined Spirit of Women, an integrated partnership of hospitals and health care facilities across the country that aim to drive health action for women and their families.

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Kent Hospital Honors Exceptional Volunteers

Kent Hospital honored more than 200 hospital volunteers at the Take Me Out To The Ball Game Volunteer Recognition Brunch, held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI on June 25, 2013.

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WIH and CNE Join Spirit of Women
Women & Infants Hospital and Care New England partners, Butler and Kent Hospitals, have joined Spirit of Women, an integrated partnership of hospitals and health care facilities across the country that are committed to helping women and their families take action that results in better health. Details  
 
Kent Hospital to Take Part in Clinical Research Study
Kent Hospital announced it will take part in the clinical research study, HARMONY, which aims to reduce the frequency of atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). Kent is the only site in Rhode Island participating in the study. Details  
 
Physician Honored by ACOG
Patrick Sweeney, MD, MPH, PhD, a long-time member of the medical staff at Women & Infants Hospital and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was recently presented with the Outstanding District Service Award by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Details  
 
Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2013 Maternity Care Excellence Award
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce it has achieved Healthgrades 2013 Maternity Care Excellence Award, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. Details  
 
Two W&I Midwives Inducted as Fellows of ACNM
Linda Hunter, CNM, EdD, FACNM, and Linda Nanni, CNM, MS, FACNM, are among a group of 15 midwives recently honored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) for demonstrating outstanding professional achievement and contributions to the midwifery community. A limited number of midwives are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year and are inducted as fellows during the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held earlier this month. Details  
 
Resident Physicians and Fellow Honored at Graduation Ceremony
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the graduation of its third class of residents who have completed the Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs, as well as the second graduate of Kent's Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Details  
 
CNE and Thundermist Health Center Announce Partnership
A new partnership between CNE and Thundermist Health Center designed to enhance the training, recruitment and retention of family medicine physicians, while enhancing the quality of care in the community was announced today at Thundermist Health Center in West Warwick. The collaboration is supported through funding from the Rhode Island Foundation and will allow Kent Hospital family medicine physicians and family medicine residents to provide clinical care at Thundermist's West Warwick location. Details  
 
Support Group for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers
The Stroke Center at Kent Hospital is pleased to introduce a new stroke support group for stroke survivors and caregivers. The first group session will take place Wednesday, June 26, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Trowbridge Building, located adjacent to Kent Hospital, in rooms 102/103. Details  
 
Kent Welcomes New Assistant Medical Director and Medical Staff
Kent Hospital is pleased to welcome new members to its Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center medical staff. This group includes a nurse practitioner and two physicians, one of whom is the center's new assistant medical director. Details  
 
Physician elected task force co-chair
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Butler and Rhode Island Hospitals to Test 'Brain Pacemaker' for Alzheimer's
After showing promise in early phase trials, Butler Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital are now conducting a large study of deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer's disease.  
 
New director of womens GI health appointed

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently appointed Christy L. Dibble, DO, division director of the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Health, part of its Department of Medicine.

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Employee Service Awards

Kent Hospital is proud to announce the recipients of this year's employee service awards. The hospital honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at its Annual Employee Awards Banquet, held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI.

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Kent Hospital Cuts Ribbon on New Surgery Center
Kent Hospital held a ceremonial ribbon cutting and community open house marking the completion of construction on the new 30,000 square-foot Ambulatory Surgery Center, located within the new Ambulatory Services Pavilion. The facility is a leading example of cutting edge technology and design in New England. Details  
 
Kent Hospital to Hold Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening Ceremony for State-of-the-Art Ambulatory Surgery Center
Kent Hospital will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for its new state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center located in the Ambulatory Services Pavilion. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the second floor lobby. Refreshments and tours of the new center will be provided. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Foundation to Host Celebrity Crush Wine Dinner
Mark your calendar for the upcoming "Celebrity Crush" and help benefit Kent Hospital's Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center,Thursday June 6, 2013 at the Dune's Club in Narragansett, RI. Details  
 
Free Lecture on Women's Health
"Navigating the Challenges of Aging as a Woman" is a free lecture being offered by Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island to address these and other women's health issues. The event, to commemorate National Women's Health Month, is scheduled on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 pm, at the Women & Infants Medical Office Building at 2168 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket. Details  
 
Program in Womens Oncology achieves STAR certification
For decades, the Program in Women's Oncology has been keenly focused on survivorship, particularly women's survival from gynecologic and breast cancers. This year, the Program deepened the commitment by achieving STAR Program for Cancer Rehabilitation certification. Details  
 
Dr. Tanya Dailey Named Chair of Commission
Dr. Tanya L. Dailey, director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic, has been named chair of the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity. Details  
 
Intervention can prevent PPD in adolescents
By targeting the factors that may play a significant role in the development of postpartum depression (PPD) in adolescent mothers, researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island believe they have found a way to prevent it. Details  
 
Fifty-three physicians at Kent and Women & Infants hospitals named to RI Monthly's 2013 list of Top Docs.
Fifty-three physicians at Kent and Women & Infants hospitals, both Care New England affiliates, have been named to Rhode Island Monthly's 2013 list of Top Docs.The list appears in the May issue, now on newsstands. Details  
 
53 CNE Physicians Named to RI Monthly Top Docs 2013
Fifty-three physicians at Kent and Women & Infants hospitals, both Care New England affiliates, have been named to Rhode Island Monthly’s 2013 list of Top Docs. The list appears in the May issue, now on newsstands. Details  
 
Women & Infants appoints director of endoscopy
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Kent Hospital Advances Diagnostic Imaging Center with Addition of Two New Multislice Low Radiation Cat Scans
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of two new state of the art multislice CAT Scan (CT) machines to its Diagnostic Imaging Department. Details  
 
Research Focused on Improved Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates
A team of researchers - including Richard G. Moore, MD, director of the Center for Biomarkers and Emerging Technologies and a gynecologic oncologist with the Program in Women's Oncology - released results from an eight-year study that shows improved survival rates for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who undergo cancer tumor testing to determine the best treatment. Details  
 
Hospital to benefit from Mothers Day sales at Chelos
Thinking about where to go with mom to celebrate Mother's Day?Consider Chelo's Hometown Bar and Grille, and mom won't be the only woman who benefits. This Mother's Day, five percent of all sales from participating Chelo's locations will be donated to Women & Infants Hospital. Details  
 
New Technology Makes Robotic Surgery Even Less Invasive
The Women & Infants Hospital Robotic Surgery Program for Women is the only program in the area with Single-Site™ Instrumentation, which enables some surgeries to be even less invasive and conducted through one tiny incision. Details  
 
Kent Hospital To Host Open House for New Ambulatory Surgery Center
Kent Hospital is pleased to invite the community to the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center located in the Ambulatory Services Pavilion. The open house will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 11a.m.-2 p.m. Details  
 
W&I Hosts 19th Annual RIHAP Seminar
Women & Infants Hospital, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program (RIHAP) will present their 19th annual seminar, entitled “Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss” on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI.
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Physician Earns NIH Grant
Kristen A. Matteson, MD, MPH, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has earned a $1.6 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH to study the effectiveness of treatment options for heavy menstrual bleeding. Details  
 
Kent Hospital To Host Cardiology Support Group
Kent Hospital will host its first cardiology patient support group on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. in the Doctors' Auditorium. Details  
 
Kent Hospital and Rotary Club of Warwick To Host May Breakfast
Kent Hospital is pleased to partner with the Rotary Club of Warwick to host a traditional May Breakfast, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Kent Hospital. The proceeds will benefit Rotary charities.   Details  
 
Swim Across America plans pool swim fundraiser for cancer
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the national non-profit corporation Swim Across America (SAA) will make waves in the fight against cancer with the inaugural "Making Waves" pool fundraising swim on Sunday, April 28thfrom 10 am-1 pm. The pool swim will be held at Taylor Natatorium at Providence College. Registration is now open for teams and individuals. Details  
 
Physician elected to national board
Gary N. Frishman, MD, a physician with the Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was selected to serve a term on the Board of Directors for the AAGL and Society of Reproductive Surgeons Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). Details  
 
Kent Hospital To Host Health Care Career Open House 2013
Please come visit Kent Hospital's health care career open house on Tuesday April 9, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. in the Doctors' Auditorium to learn more about career opportunities in health care. Parents, teachers and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Details  
 
Kent Hosts New Art Gallery Open House To Mark Inaugural Staff Exhibit
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibit of a new art gallery that will feature the artwork of Kent staff members. Details  
 
Women over 40 still need effective contraception
Women reaching the age of 40 tend to be less vigilant about birth control because they think the risk of pregnancy is low – or that birth control can cause health problems - but a review of the evidence by a team that includes a Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island physician recently underscored the need to be vigilant about contraception even in perimenopause. Details  
 
Abnormal Stress Response Seen in Toddlers Exposed to Meth in Womb
Some two-year-olds whose moms used methamphetamine during pregnancy may have an abnormal response to stressful situations, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Encourages Sustainable Landscapes
As warmer weather approaches and we celebrate the first day of spring, Kent Hospital wants you to take a walk.To foster the wellness of our campus community, Kent Hospital is distributing a new sustainable landscapes brochure encouraging visitors to take a stroll around the campus. Details  
 
The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Receives Three Year Accreditation for Excellence in Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
The Rehabilitation Center at Kent has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for a period of three years, for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for Adults and Stroke Specialty. Details  
 
Women & Infants' Physicians Bring Specialty Care to Women of Rwanda
Drs. Star Hampton, Nicole Korbly, Jessica Salek and midwife Edie McConaughey recently traveled to Rwanda with the International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD). Details  
 
Care New England/The Providence Center Affiliation
With the goal of enhancing the delivery of behavioral health care in the region, Care New England and The Providence Center have entered into an affiliation agreement that will integrate and strengthen behavioral health services across community-based and hospital-based systems of care. Read more  
 
Care New England and The Providence Center Announce Affiliation
With the goal of enhancing the delivery of behavioral health care in the region, Care New England and The Providence Center have entered into an affiliation agreement that will integrate and strengthen behavioral health services across community-based and hospital-based systems of care. The agreement will enable patients to gain access to all levels of care in a seamless and coordinated way. Details  
 
WIC Program Offers Nutrition Assistance for Women and Children
To help meet the needs of pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well as children up to five years of age, the Rhode Island Department of Health offers the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly known as the WIC Program. Details  
 
Providers win award for textbook
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Care New England Partners with Epic for Ambulatory EMR
Care New England has announced the selection of Epic as its new ambulatory clinical information technology partner. The benefit will be improved coordination of information to advance patient care and enhanced interoperability with CNE hospitals and other providers in the state. Details  
 
Women & Infants Participates in CDC's Show Your Love Campaign
Women & Infants Hospital is participating in Show Your Love, a national campaign developed by the Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PHHCI) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to help women prepare for healthy pregnancies. Details  
 
Tomosynthesis is now available in East Greenwich
To bring the most advanced care closer to home for our patients, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is now offering digital breast tomosynthesis at its medical office building in East Greenwich. Details  
 
CNE, Memorial Hospital of RI Submit Affiliation Agreement and Applications
Care New England and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island marked another milestone in their proposed new partnership with the filing of the Affiliation Agreement and required applications with the Rhode Island Department of Health, the RI Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission. Read more  
 
Chico's to donate portion of proceeds to women with cancer
On February 23 and 24, all Chico's locations in Rhode Island will donate a portion of the sales to the Integrative Care Program in the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Blizzard tips for pregnant women
As the region prepares for a blizzard, Women & Infants Hospital would like to offer safety tips for expectant mothers, especially those nearing their due date. Details  
 
Women & Infants Kicks off "Safe to Sleep"
Women & Infants Hospital is kicking off its own “Safe to Sleep” model of care and educational campaign. Details  
 
Staff earn Welch Awards
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Physician recognized by state medical society
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Breast Health Center Launches Survivorship Clinic
The Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has created a Survivorship Clinic as a new resource for addressing the journey of survival. The goal is to empower cancer survivors to protect and enhance their quality of life and health going forward. Details  
 
Rehabilitation Center Receives Three Year Accreditation
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce The Rehabilitation Center at Kent has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for a period of three years, for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for Adults and Stroke Specialty. Details  
 
Active duty military women may have higher STI risk
As the number of women in the military increases, so does the need for improved gynecologic care. Military women may be more likely to engage in high-risk sexual practices, be less likely to consistently use barrier contraception, and, therefore, more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to research recently released by a physician at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Kent and Women & Infants Hospital Nurses Recognized for Exceptional Work in Field of Women’s Health
Kent and Women & Infants Hospitals’ are proud to congratulate a group of nurses whose work in the field of women’s health, will be recognized at the 2013 Annual Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Convention this coming spring. Details  
 
Join Kent Hospital for 2013 Step Out In Red Cocktail Party
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce its celebration of the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day on February 22 with a special "Step Out In Red" cocktail party. The event will take place at BLU on the Water, 20 Water Street, East Greenwich, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Details  
 
Oncologist expands HPV research to anal cancer
A basic connection of statistics lead a researcher at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island to question whether women should be screened for anal cancer during a regular visit to the gynecologist, and what technique is most effective. Katina Robison, MD, a gynecologic oncologist with the Program in Women's Oncology, has launched recruitment for her new study, "Anal cytology and HPV genotyping in women with lower genital tract neoplasia." Details  
 
Kent Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Announce Clinical Affiliation
Kent has announced a major expansion of cardiology services through an agreement with Brigham and Women's Hospital, who for nearly a century, have been providing the most innovative and comprehensive care for patients with complex cardiovascular illness. Details  
 
Research Shows Connection Between Tubal Ligation, Cervical Cancer
Women who have a tubal ligation – the surgical tying or severing of fallopian tubes to prohibit pregnancy – have less frequent Pap smears, which puts them at an increased risk for cervical cancer, according to research recently released by a team that included Cara A. Mathews, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Flu Advisory
For your health and the health of our patients, please do not visit today if you are feeling sick or have any of these symptoms: cough, chills, runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat. If you are a patient or you must visit a patient today, and you are not feeling well, please ask for a mask to avoid spreading your illness to others. Details  
 
Dr. Dwight Rouse Selected to Join Editorial Team for Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Dwight J. Rouse, a specialist in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, has been selected to serve as the Associate Editor for Obstetrics of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official journal of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Details  
 
The Breast Health Center at Kent Receives Three-Year Accreditation
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce The Breast Health Center at Kent has achieved a three year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Details  
 
Patient forms local chapter of Endometriosis Foundation
A Women & Infants patient recently founded the Endometriosis Foundation of Rhode Island, a non-profit chapter of the national organization, to increase awareness and support research. The group's first fundraiser is planned in conjunction with Alex and Ani on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Details  
 
Physician named president of national group
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CNE and Memorial Hospital of RI Move Closer to Partnership
In a significant milestone toward joining together, Care New England (CNE) and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) have reached a definitive agreement to establish MHRI as a hospital partner in the CNE system. Details  
 
CNE and Memorial move closer toward partnership
In a significant milestone toward joining together, Care New England (CNE) and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) have reached a definitive agreement to establish MHRI as a hospital partner in the CNE system. Details  
 
Union Ratifies Contract
Unionized employees at Women & Infants Hospital voted this week to ratify a new collective bargaining unit agreement for approximately 1,700 nurses, technicians, service and maintenance workers, and clerical staff represented by District 1199 of the New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU. Details  
 
RIQI Receives Grant from Verizon Foundation to Support Transition Home Plus Program
The Rhode Island Quality Institute received a $15,000 Verizon Foundation grant to support a program that electronically alerts a specialized team of Women &Infants health providers when one of their preterm infants is admitted to a hospital in Rhode Island. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Names Peter Graves MD Chief of Emergency Medicine
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce that Peter Graves, MD, of West Greenwich, has been named chief of emergency medicine at Kent Hospital. Dr. Graves had been serving as interim chief of emergency medicine at Kent since March, 2012 and served as vice chief of Kent Hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine from April 2011- April 2012. Details  
 
Hospital unveils Simulation Center
To provide ongoing education for its clinicians and those at nearby facilities, Women & Infants Hospital recently unveiled the area's only hospital-based Simulation Center dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and newborns. The hospital yesterday opened the doors for an open house and dedicated a valued piece of equipment, the LAP Mentor Simulator, to long-time obstetrician/gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon Roger Ferland, MD, who died in 2008. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Kent Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers, for the third consecutive time since its first certification in 2008. Details  
 
Physicians named top in nation for REI
Three physicians affiliated with the Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island were recently named to the list of top doctors in their specialty field by U.S. News & World Report. Details  
 
Researchers Study Cry Acoustics of Infants to Determine Risk for Autism
Understanding the importance of early diagnosis, researchers at Women & Infants' Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk in collaboration with researchers at University of Pittsburgh have been studying the cry acoustics of six-month-old infants.Their research has recently been published in Autism Research. Details  
 
ECT Study Results
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Researchers study protein level-ovarian cancer link
Researchers with the Center for Biomarkers and Emerging Technologies (CBET) at Women & Infants Hospital are investigating whether the level of a specific blood protein fluctuates during a woman's normal menstrual cycle to help them furher diagnose a mass as ovarian or endometrial cancer. Details  
 
57 Physicians from CNE Named to America's Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Details  
 
57 Physicians from CNE Named to America's Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Details  
 
57 Care New England Physicians Named to Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Read more  
 
57 Care New England Physicians Named to Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Read more  
 
57 Physicians from CNE Named to America's Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Details  
 
Center for Primary Care poised for new health care marketplace
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New physicians added to Center for Primary Care staff
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Researcher says military should reassess reproductive health care available to women on active duty and veterans
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Road race to benefit Integrative Care Program
 The 29th annual Christmas 10K Run & 5K Walk will step off from Rogers High School at 10 am, on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Details  
 
Dr. Donald Coustan Has Been Named President-Elect of AGOS
Donald R. Coustan, MD, director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine's Diabetes in Pregnancy Program, has been named president-elect of the American Gynecological and Obstetrics Society (AGOS). Details  
 
Dr. Deborah Myers Named Continence Care Champion
Deborah L. Myers, MD, director of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, has been named the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) recipient of the National Association of Continence 2012 Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award. Details  
 
Physician Leader for Care Management
David A. Carcieri, MD, a private practice obstetrician/gynecologist, has been appointed Physician Leader for Care Management at Women & Infants Hospital. Details  
 
Call Center Assists Those Affected by Patient Information Incident
Women & Infants has established a call center to assist those patients who were notified of an incident involving their patient information. Details  
 
Care New England Launches CNE Talks Health: Diabetes
The second installment of the CNE Talks Health campaign, a Care New England (CNE) health and wellness initiative, launched on Saturday, November 3rd with a focus on diabetes. The campaign - includes experts discussing diabetes prevention, the latest treatments, and information about providing care after being diagnosed with diabetes. Fill out the questionnaire for a chance to win a great prize! Read more  
 
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
The Diabetes in Pregnancy Program offers a number of services for women who are pregnant or who are planning to become pregnant. Learn more  
 
Financial Planning Workshops Cancelled
Women & Infants has cancelled the financial planning workshops scheduled for Tuesday. More information and updates will be posted as it is available. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Embracing Just Culture
 Kent Hospital announced today that it has adopted a "Just Culture" workplace model, echoing a national move by industries that deal with high risk and customer/patient safety. This includes the aviation, locomotive and healthcare industries, just to name a few. The initiative celebrates its one year anniversary this month. Details  
 
CNE Facilities Experiencing Email Issues
Care New England facilities are experiencing issues sending and receiving email. CNE Information Services is aware of the problem and working to resolve it as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Details  
 
Providers write and edit textbook
Health care providers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island collaborated to write and edit the recently-released textbook "Obstetric Triage and Emergency Care Protocols." Details  
 
Infant Brain Study Expanded, Grants Received
The Infant Brain Study is being expanded to include full-term babies, thanks to a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Details  
 
Study Finds Faults in Proposed DSM-5 Diagnosis
A much anticipated addition to the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition (DSM-5) is questionable. According to findings from a Butler Hospital research study on attenuated psychosis syndrome (APS), including APS in the DSM-5 would be cause for concern. Details  
 
Obesity in Pregnancy Clinic Introduced
Women & Infants now offers an Obesity in Pregnancy Clinic as part of the hospital’s Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy, a collaboration between the divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric and Consultative Medicine.
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WIH Nurse Selected for Editorial Advisory Board
John “Jack” Tanner, RN, assistant nurse manager of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), has been selected to serve on the editorial advisory board of Neonatal Intensive Care. Details  
 
Women and Infants among top 100 hospitals with programs for women
Becker's Hospital Review recently named Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island to its list of 100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs. Details  
 
HEALTH recognizes Dr. James Padbury for Newborn Screening Work
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) recently presented Dr. James Padbury with its Newborn Screening Recognition Award. This award is presented to individuals in Rhode Island who have made exceptional contributions to the practice of newborn screening. Details  
 
CNE Joins National Initiative to Honor End-of-Life Care Wishes
Care New England has joined with five other pioneering organizations to support a new effort by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to better prepare health care providers to receive and respect patients’ wishes about end-of-life care. Read more  
 
Cool Cat Fundraiser Planned
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island invites the community to "The Cat's Meow," the hospital's 2012 signature event to benefit the construction of a state-of-the-art Infusion Center and Integrative Care Suite for cancer patients in its Program in Women's Oncology. Details  
 
Care New England and Memorial Hospital Sign Letter of Intent
Care New England (CNE) and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) have cleared the first step in their partnership discussions with the signing of a Letter of Intent. The letter signals that, at this point in the due diligence phase, both entities are reaffirming the opportunities for enhanced patient care, complementary services and strong growth in the future. Details  
 
Physician outlines treatment for sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women
One of the most common side effects of menopause is also one of the least treated, according to a physician at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, who recently published an essay urging the nation's physicians to open the dialogue with their post-menopausal patients in order to help them. Details  
 
New psychiatrist hired
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New primary care doctor hired
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Webster Bank donates toward new cancer facility
Webster Bank recently donated $5,000 to the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island to assist in the construction of a new Infusion Center in the Bernard and Ina Wasserman Family Building at One Blackstone Place. Details  
 
WIH Site for Premier of Softer Hospital Gowns
Sharon Linder embarked on a journey to create a patient gown that would be better for women. The result, called a "Jane" is a comfortable, dignified patient gown with a front wrap opening that leaves women feeling protected and secure. Janes will make their debut on October 1. Details  
 
Women & Infants is Tops for Patient Satisfaction
Women & Infants has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2012 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. Details  
 
It's Not Too Early To Get Your Flu Shot
The flu season will be here in no time! Every weekend through October at VNA of Care New England offices and at public locations on select dates, VNA of Care New England flu nurses will immunize individuals over the age of 19 against the flu. To learn more, find out the full schedule of clinics and learn where this week's flu clinics are being held, click here  
 
Hospital establishes breast tumor bank in region
In an attempt to supply tissue and blood samples to researchers probing the causes and developmental pathways of breast cancer, Women & Infants Hospital and its Breast Health Center has opened the state's first Breast Tumor Bank. Details  
 
Care New England Names Diane Lipscombe, PhD, to Board of Directors
Care New England has announced the appointment of Diane Lipscombe, PhD, to the Care New England Board of Directors. Dr. Lipscombe is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University where she has served on the faculty since 1990. Details  
 
Delegation Discusses Health Care Innovation in RI
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, joined with doctors and staff at Women & Infants Hospital to discuss health insurance reform and the award of a $3.2 million federal Health Care Innovation grant to support the expansion of Women & Infants' Transition Home Plus Program. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Golf Tournament Raises Thousands for Portable Diagnostic Ultrasound Unit
The Kent Hospital Auxiliary is proud to announce its 15th Annual Golf Tournament held recently, raised $45,000 for Kent Hospital. The event which hosted 130 golfers was held at Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick. The money raised will help fund the purchase of a portable ultrasound unit, which will be used as a diagnostic tool for identifying questionable breast lesions or abnormalities. Details  
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield and Care New England Sign Letter of Intent
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Care New England have agreed to reopen their contract one year early to create a partnership that will further improve healthcare delivery and patient health, while slowing increases in healthcare costs. The Letter of Intent (LOI) creates a long-term strategic partnership designed to provide members with an innovative model of care that more quickly advances health system transformation in Rhode Island. Details  
 
WIH introduces Center for Children and Families
Women & Infants announces the opening of the Center for Children and Families, located at 50 Holden Street in Providence, offering behavioral health services across developmental stages of the family. The staff in the Center for Children and Families provides integrated care across psychology, psychiatry and clinical social work to support adults and children. Details  
 
World Breastfeeding Week
It's World Breastfeeding Week, and Women & Infants offers resources for breastfeeding moms. Read more  
 
Two NHL Players Shed Light on Brain Injury and Mental Illness in Athletes
Tickets are now on sale for the Tom and the Lion luncheon event on September 27, 2012. Come learn about two NHL players who shed light on traumatic brain injury and mental illness in athletes. Read more  
 
CNE Names Executives to System Posts
Toward readying Care New England for the new health care environment, several administrative and physician executives within the system have been appointed to new roles. Details  
 
Hospital stars in original Pink Glove Dance video
The Pink Glove Dance is filming at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, where hundreds of staff members from the hospital are starring in their own video to hopefully win the $10,000 first prize in a national competition. Details  
 
New Research: TMS Effective for Treating Depression in Clinical Practice
In one of the first studies to look at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in real-world clinical practice settings, Butler Hospital researchers confirm TMS is an effective treatment for depression symptoms that are not relieved with antidepressants. Read more  
 
Kent Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Performs First Catheter Ablation
Kent Hospital is proud to announce it has recently performed its first catheter ablation procedure.This procedure is used to treat abnormal rapid heart rates (cardiac arrhythmias). Catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias involves a minimally invasive approach that utilizes catheters temporarily placed in veins in the leg to gain access to the heart. Details  
 
Program in Women's Oncology sponsors free poetry workshops
The Poetry Project presents "Poiesis: A Spoken Word Movement," a four-part workshop series designed to help people express themselves and their innermost thoughts, fears and joys.Workshops are scheduled on Tuesdays, from August 7 to 28, from 2 to 4 pm, on the third floor of the Program in Women's Oncology, One Blackstone Place, Providence. Details  
 
Physical Therapist Receives Professional Award
Melissa Nassaney, PT, DPT, a physical therapist in the Program in Women’s Physical Therapy at Women & Infants Hospital, was recently presented with the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Physical Therapy Department of the University of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Dr. Elena Tenenbaum Awarded Fellowship from Autism Speaks
Elena Tenenbaum, PhD, a researcher in Women & Infants' Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in translational autism research from Autism Speaks to help turn scientific discoveries into treatments that improve lives. Details  
 
Memorial Hospital of RI to explore partnership with Care New England
Encouraged by the possibility of complementary services, enhanced patient care and the opportunity for strong growth into the future, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Care New England announced they are entering partnership discussions in a joint statement released by Arthur DeBlois, acting president and chief executive officer of MHRI, and Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England. Details  
 
Precious premies book features 31 stories of remarkable survival
Betty R. Vohr, MD, director of the Neonatal Follow-Up Program, and Amy Marchand Collins, the parent of premature twins and a parent consultant with the program, have published Precious Premies: The Post NICU Years. The book features the stories of 31 graduates of the program to celebrate its 31st anniversary. Details  
 
WIH to Participate in National Effort to Increase Breastfeeding Rates
Women & Infants has been selected to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to significantly improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest. Women & Infants is the only hospital in New England to be selected for this collaborative. Details  
 
Kent Hospital to Host Second Annual Electronics Recycling Collection Event
Kent Hospital's Keeping It Green program is pleased to partner with Metech Recycling to offer the second annual Electronics Recycling Collection Event, to be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Kent Hospital. This free event is open to the community and takes place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.Bring any personally owned electronic device or devices to Kent Hospital on the day of the event and Metech Recycling will recycle the items responsibly and protect your identity. Details  
 
Prenatal Diagnosis Center Moves to New Location
Women & Infants' Prenatal Diagnosis Center has moved to a new, larger, state-of-the-art facility located in the Bay Tower Medical Center, 101 Plain Street, Providence. See WJAR-TV10 story. Details  
 
Kent's Resident Physicians and First Fellow Honored
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the graduation of its second class of residents who have completed the Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs, as well as the first graduate of Kent's Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. The ceremony took place today and also recognized Kent Hospital's honorary award recipients, as well as incoming residents of the GME program. Details  
 
Mayor and hospital welcome cadre of Haitian physicians
Women & Infants will host a team of physicians from Haiti from June 25 to 30, sharing modern techniques for the care of women, including those with cancer.The physicians will visit various departments and programs within Women & Infants and observe the advanced techniques being used here. Details  
 
W&I/Brown Among Top Children's Hospitals and Pediatrics Departments
The Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown last year was granted 25 awards totaling nearly $8.3 million from the National Institutes of Health. Details  
 
2nd Annual Evening At the Shore - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!
Tickets are still available for the the VNA of Care New England Foundation's 2nd Annual "An Evening at the Shore" on Wednesday, July 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the beautiful Bonnet Shores Beach Club in Narragansett, RI. Come out for an evening of spectacular ocean views, good food, and entertainment and support our Community Outreach Programs. Details  
 
Pair hosts Celebrating Inspirational Women fundraiser
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Center for Health and Well-Being Named Best
The Center for Health and Well-Being, a service Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island offers in Middletown, was recently voted "Best Wellness Center" in Newport County by the readers of Newport Life Magazine. Details  
 
June is Women and Infants Month at Munroe Dairy
Munroe Dairy of East Providence has designated June Women & Infants Hospital Month, and will donate $25 for each new customer who mentions the hospital when signing up for home delivery service. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Auxiliary to Host Annual Golf Tournament
  The Kent Hospital Auxiliary is proud to announce its 15th Annual Golf Tournament and dinner to be held at Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick. The tournament will take place Monday, July 9, 2012 and will help fundthe purchase of a SonoSite portable ultrasound unit. This unit will be used as a diagnostic tool for identifying questionable breast lesions or abnormalities. Diagnostic ultrasound is noninvasive and offers real-time imaging allowing for a more accurate diagnosis. Details  
 
Surgical Weight Loss Program at Kent to Hold Information Sessions
  If you are interested in learning more about the Surgical Weight Loss Program at Kent Hospital, a series of upcoming informational sessions are planned now through May here at the hospital. Details  
 
Home Loan presents 2012 Unsung Hero Award
A bilingual nurse from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island who, while in mid-air, helped a Spanish-speaking man having health issues was recently recognized as the recipient of the 2012 Home Loan Unsung Hero Award, given annually to nurses who perform heroic acts above and beyond the scope of their regular jobs Details  
 
Registered dietitians earn oncology nutrition certification
Two registered dietitians at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently passed the board examinations to become certified as Specialists in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). They are two of only five in Rhode Island and less than 450 in the country with this certification. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Among Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety
Kent Hospital was identified as a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, indicating that its patient safety ratings are in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals. Details  
 
Employee Service Awards
Kent Hospital is proud to announce the recipients of this year's employee service awards. The hospital honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at its Annual Employee Awards Banquet, held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. These 290 employees have given a remarkable 4,195 years of collective service to Kent Hospital. Details  
 
Parents Honor Memory of Child with Donation to Women & Infants
Jada Baptiste and Lawrence Bethke donated nearly 700 books to Women & Infants' NICU in memory of their baby, Elias George Bethke. Details  
 
W&I Seminar for Professionals and Families of Children With Hearing Loss
Women & Infants, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program (RIHAP) will present their 18th annual seminar, entitled "Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss. "The all-day conference will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Announces Addition of Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Kent Hospital is enhancing the scope of service for its Cardiology Department with the addition of a cardiac arrhythmia service. This service will strengthen Kent's existing pacemaker service while offering for the first time, defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and consultative services for advance management of cardiac arrhythmias. Details  
 
41 Physicians from Care New England Named Top Docs
Forty-one physicians at the Care New England hospitals – Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital – have been named to Rhode Island Monthly's 2012 list of Top Docs.The list appears in the May issue, now on newsstands. Details  
 
WIH to Receive $3.2 Million to Improve Health Care
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is among the first batch of organizations selected for Health Care Innovation awards. Details  
 
Alex and Ani Unveils new WIH bangle
The latest bangle from Cranston-based jewelry design company Alex and Ani – a three-dimensional lotus blossom to benefit Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island – hit retail locations recently, just in time for Mother's Day. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Honors Exceptional Volunteers at Black Diamond Brunch Event
Cranston, Warwick and West Warwick Residents Recognized Details  
 
37 Physicians at WIH named Top Doctors by U.S. News
Thirty-seven physicians representing 15 specialties at Women & Infants Hospital have been named to the list of U.S. News Top Doctors. Details  
 
Celebrate Mother's Day
Thinking about where to go with mom to celebrate Mother's Day? Consider Chelo's Hometown Bar and Grille, and mom won't be the only woman you show you care. This Mother's Day, 5% of all sales at all Chelo's locations will benefit Women & Infants Hospital. Details  
 
Advisory to Maternity Patients at Women & Infants
As a result of two incidences of an undetermined odor in one section of the Labor-Delivery-Recovery Unit on Wednesday, April 25, Women & Infants Hospital acted out of an abundance of caution and temporarily relocated patients and staff to the Antenatal Care Unit in the hospital’s new South Pavilion. Details  
 
Where Families Begin
On Tuesday, May 1st, Women & Infants Hospital kicked off a new model of care on the Mother/Baby Units. The focus is on keeping the baby, mom and her significant other together as soon and as much as possible following delivery of the baby. Details  
 
W&I Participating in Study of Common Viral Infection in Pregnancy
Women & Infants, through its participation in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, is 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 infected pregnant women antibodies against CMV lowers the rate of CMV infection in their babies. See news story. Details  
 
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 Journalthat 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. Details  
 
Kent Hospital to Hold Press Conference to Provide Community With Awareness, Education on Spike in Local Drug Overdoses: Prescription Drugs, Heroin and Synthetic Marijuana Seen As Causes
Press Conference Monday, April 16, 2 p.m., Kent Hospital, Doctors' Auditorium, 455 Toll Gate Rd, Service Entrance Access Details  
 
Dr. William Oh Named Legend of Neonatology
William Oh, MD, former chief of pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital, was recently inducted into the Legends of Neonatology Hall of Fame. Dr. Oh was one of two physicians inducted this year for contributions to the care of the critically ill neonate. Details  
 
Hyperbaric Medicine Center Provides Unique Life Saving Care for Newborn
Kent Hospital's Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, the only 24-hour hyperbaric center in the region, recently provided hyperbaric oxygen treatment to an 11-day-old newborn boy and his mother. This is the first time Kent has treated a newborn of such a young age with hyperbaric oxygen. Details  
 
Alex and Ani bangle unveiled
At an intimate reception of hospital supporters last night, Cranston-based jewelry design company Alex and Ani unveiled its latest creation – a three-dimensional lotus blossom to benefit Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Women & Infants reaches out to women through Pinterest
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Kent Hospital Achieves STAR Program Certification
The event will take place at the Kent Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation facility, 1351 South County Trail, building 2, suite 200, in East Greenwich. STAR Program Certification, uniquely qualifies facilities to offer premium oncology rehabilitation services to cancer survivors who suffer from debilitating side effects, caused by treatments. Details  
 
Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary
Kent Hospital is proud to have collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island to celebrate their 100th Anniversary on March 12, 2012. Girl Scouts of Rhode Island declared 2012 as "The Year of the Girl" and recognized any baby girl born on March 12, by inviting them to become members of "Troop 2012". Kent Hospital delivered four girls on the anniversary, who will now have their first year Daisy membership fee paid for by the Girl Scouts. Details  
 
Prenatal Meth Use Creates Behavior Problems
Dr. Linda Lagasse from Women & Infants' Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk has led a team whose research was published in today's Pediatrics. Details  
 
Prenatal Meth Use Creates Behavior Problems in Young Children
Dr. Linda Lagasse from Women & Infants' Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk has led a team whose research was published in today's Pediatrics. Details  
 
Women & Infants Physician Honored for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Excellence
Betty R. Vohr, MD, director of Women & Infants Hospital's Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic and medical director of the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program, has been presented with the national Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Excellence. Details  
 
Physician honored for early hearing detection and intervention excellence
Betty R. Vohr, MD, director of Women & Infants Hospital's Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic and medical director of the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program, has been presented with the national Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Excellence. Details  
 
Women & Infants Physical Therapist Receives National Award
Physical therapist Wendy Baltzer-Fox from Women & Infants' Women's Health Physical Therapy Services has been presented with the Elizabeth Noble Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. Details  
 
Women & Infants Physical Therapist Receives National Award
Physical therapist Wendy Baltzer-Fox from Women & Infants' Women's Health Physical Therapy Services has been presented with the Elizabeth Noble Award from the Section of Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. Details  
 
Butler clinicians begin offering consults at Kent, Women & Infants
In a move highlighting collaboration across a health care system, three CNE hospitals are expanding a service to fill a need for mental health services in the region. After successfully piloting the concept at Women & Infants and Kent, Butler is expanding its Outpatient Psychiatric Consultation Program to physicians in the area who may have a patient needing a consult. Details  
 
Free Infertility 101 session with area experts planned
A panel of fertility experts from the Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants is holding a free seminar called "Infertility 101: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant" on Saturday, March 10.  Details  
 
Program in Women's Oncology adds integrative care therapists
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Nutritionist Added to Center for Health and Well Being
The Center for Health and Well-Being in Middletown, a facility operated by the Integrative Care Program within the Program in Women's Oncology, has increased its complement of clinicians available to residents of Aquidneck Island with the addition of a licensed nutritionist. Details  
 
Physician to be honored as Legend
John Buster, MD, of Women & Infants' Center for Reproduction and Infertility, is being given a Legend award by the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center this spring. Learn more. Details  
 
Women & Infants Names New Chief Nursing Officer
Angelleen Peters-Lewis, RN, PhD, has been appointed senior vice president for Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Women & Infants Hospital. Details  
 
New Research: Childhood Adversity Causes Genetic Changes
Many studies have shown an association between extreme stress during childhood and an increased risk of psychiatric illness in adulthood. New research at Butler has uncovered the genetic alteration at the root of this association. Read more  
 
Care New England Rejoins Hospital Association of Rhode Island
The Care New England Health System will rejoin the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI), effective April 1, according to an announcement by Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England, and Edward Quinlan, president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island.  Details  
 
Kent Hospital Calling For Volunteers
Kent Hospital is calling for volunteers who will help make a world of difference. Whether it’s putting a smile on a patient’s face, saying a friendly hello to a visitor or supporting the needs of our staff-volunteers do make a difference. For more information call Volunteer Services at 401-737-7000 ext. 31238. Details  
 
CVS Caremark Presents $97,000 Check
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust celebrated its nationwide "Day of Giving" by presenting Women & Infants with a check for $97,000 to support the hospital's Transition Home Plus Program. Details  
 
Butler Hospital Presents 2011 Clare Sullivan, RN Award for Leadership in Compassionate Care
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Butler Presents Robert J. Westlake, MD Award for Physician Excellence
Butler Hospital awards Steven A. Rasmussen, MD, with the 2011 Robert J. Westlake, MD Award for Physician Excellence. Details  
 
Butler Hospital Presents 2011 Employee of the Year Award at Annual Meeting
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Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards Grant to Women & Infants
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England recently donated $23,153 to Women & Infants to purchase seven infant warmers for the Labor, Delivery and Recovery Unit. The organization’s total giving to Women & Infants in recent years has reached nearly $75,000. Details  
 
Research Published in Genetics in Medicine
Research by Drs. Glenn Palomaki and Jacob Canick from Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University has been published in Genetics in Medicine; shows that new DNA test that identifies Down syndrome in pregnancy can also detect Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13. Details  
 
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.He will see patients at the Women & Infants' Center for Women's Medicine and at the hospital's Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy in Providence. Details  
 
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 Providence. Details  
 
Step Out In Red
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Care New England Web Sites Transitioning to New Platform
While the CNE web sites are transitioning to a new platform, website visitors may experience errors or not be able to view certain pages. We apologize for any inconvenience and expect our sites to be fully operational within several days. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide a user-friendly and comprehensive online health care resource. Details  
 
VNA of Care New England Launches Physician Portal
New secure physician portal allows real-time access to patient information, enhancing care coordination. Details  
 
VNA of Care New England Recognizes National Fall Prevention Awareness Day with Special Events
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FDA Approves Vaccines for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season
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Two CNE Representatives Selected to National Healthcare Panel
Congratulations to Nancy Roberts, President and CEO of VNA of Care New England, and Dr. Betty Vohr, Medical Director of Women & Infants' Neonatal-Follow-Up Program in the Department of Pediatrics, on being selected to be part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program. Read more  
 
Behavioral Health Specialist Joins Women & Infants' Staff
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Butler Hospital Invites the Public to Ask the Experts About OCD and Hoarding
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CNE Representatives Selected for New Innovation Advisors Program
Congratulations to Nancy Roberts, president and CEO of the VNA of Care New England, and Dr. Betty Vohr, medical director of Women & Infants' Neonatal-Follow-Up Program, on being selected to be part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program. Details  
 
Two Care New England Representatives Selected for New Innovation Advisors Program to Improve Care for Patients
Nancy Roberts, president and CEO of VNA of Care New England, and Dr. Betty Vohr, medical director of the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants have been selected to be part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program. Details  
 
CNE Representatives Selected for Innovation Advisors Program
Nancy Roberts, president and CEO of VNA of Care New England, and Dr. Betty Vohr, medical director of the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants have been selected to be part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program. Details  
 
Women & Infants Physician Promoted to Professor at Brown
Dr. Geralyn Messerlian, associate director of the Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing at Women & Infants, has been promoted to professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown. Details  
 
Kent Hospital to Take Part in Major Stroke Clinical Trial
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce that it is one of only 80 hospitals worldwide chosen to participate in a major clinical trial that seeks to help people suffering from a stroke. Details  
 
Bracelets Symbolize Connection
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W&I Gives First Tomosynthesis Mammograms in Region
Women & Infants is the first and only facility in southeastern New England to offer tomosynthesis, a new technology which was approved in February 2011 by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Details  
 
Employees Honored at Women & Infants Annual Meeting
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Thundermist Partners with Women & Infants
Thundermist Health Center partners with Women & Infants Hospital for newborn and women's care Details  
 
Kent Hospitals 61st Annual Meeting Highlights a Year of Accomplishments
Kent's 61st Annual Meeting Highlights a Year of Accomplishments Kent held its 61st annual meeting in December at Quidnesset Country Club. Highlights included construction of its new ambulatory surgical center and medical office building, changes made to its emergency department as well as the retirement of CNE's former president and CEO, John J. Hynes, Esq. Read Annual Report Details  
 
Kent Hospital’s 61st Annual Meeting Highlights Year of Accomplishments
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Kent Hospital’s 61st Annual Meeting Highlights Year of Accomplishments
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Hospice Care to hold Holiday Memorial Service
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Three Women & Infants Doctors Named 'Top' in Reproductive Endocrinology
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Tom and the Lion Event Raises 160K for Charitable Care
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Kent Highlights Major Changes in in Emergency Department Operations
Kent Hospital has announced major initiatives in its Emergency Department, establishing it as the only hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion, while also publicly unveiling a new rapid assessment model for patients coming to the ED. Details  
 
Butler Hospital Offers Confidential, Online Screening as Part of National Depression Screening Day on October 6
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New Weekend Program at Butler Hospital Wants to Help Teens to be SAAFER
Butler Hospital has introduced a weekend program for adolescents struggling with substance abuse and mental health problems. The Substance Abuse Adolescent and Family Education Recovery (SAAFER) Program offers teens and families a range of therapy and educational interventions. Details  
 
National Leader in Nurse Midwifery to Present Award to Local Midwives
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Women & Infants' Oncologists Publish HPV Manual for Physicians
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Study to test efficacy of prenatal intervention, support with lowering rate of postpartum depression in teens
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Constance A. Howes Named "Leader to Know"
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Researcher Launches Teen Contraceptive Website
In an attempt to provide a reliable and trustworthy source for reproductive health information for teenagers, one physician-researcher at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has launched the website Ask A Doc RI.
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FDA Clears Biomarker Test
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the nationwide use of tools that show the greatest specificity in estimating the risk of ovarian cancer in women with a pelvic mass. The test was developed through research led by Richard G. Moore, MD, from the Program in Women’s Oncology. Learn More Details  
 
Spinale Appointed New Role at University of New England
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Women & Infants Dietitian To Represent State in National Group
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Women & Infants Hosts 'A Masterpiece in the Making' Fundraiser
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Six Butler Hospital Physicians Named to U.S. News and World Report’s List of Top Doctors in the United States
Butler Physicians Named to U.S. News List of Top Doctors Six physicians at Butler Hospital have been named to the U. S. News & World Report’s list of top doctors in the United States Details  
 
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing new device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing a new synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression. Details  
 
Newly Approved, Non-invasive Treatment for Depression Available at Butler Hospital
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing a new synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression. Details  
 
Women & Infants Introduces Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy
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Women & Infants and Kent Ranked Among the Best in the Nation in Maternal Care
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Swim Across America Plans Second Annual Fundraising Swim for Women & Infants
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Women & Infants Fellow Earns Award for Breast Cancer Research
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Women & Infants Earns Three Designations in U.S. News & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals Rankings
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Renews Membership of Women & Infants in Neonatology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research Groups
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Women & Infants' Doctor Named to National Committee
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Women & Infants Midwife, Doctors Earn Award for Paper
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Au Bon Pain Cafe Opens in Lobby at Women & Infants Hospital
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Women & Infants Midwife, Doctors Earn Award for Paper
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WIH Launches Rhode Island Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders
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Women & Infants Named Center of Excellence for Reproductive Health Resources
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Home Loan Awards 2011 Unsung Hero Award at Women & Infants
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PC Students Host Fundraiser for Breast Health Center
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Women & Infants Among the Best Children's Hospitals in Neonatology in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings
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Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts Visits VNA Home Care Patient
 Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts recently visited VNA of Care New England for a home care briefing.  She later accompanied Nancy Roberts, President and CEO of VNA of Care New England to the home of Mrs. Marjorie Tingle to see first hand the importance of home health care. Read more  
 
Two Physicians from Women & Infants Honored by Professional Society
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Women & Infants' Midwife Serves as Guest Editor for Anniversary Issue of Professional Nursing Journal
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Hospital Ranks Number One in Providence Metro Area in U.S. News Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings
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Researchers: Sexually Active Adolescents Need Confidential Health Care
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67 Physicians at Care New England Named to Best Doctors in America List
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MFM Researcher's Article Included in Special HIV Issue of Professional Journal
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Women & Infants Names New Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services
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Constance Howes Named 2011 Bryant University New England Businesswoman of the Year
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Women & Infants Names New Vice President of Human Resources
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Women & Infants Hosts 17th Annual Seminar for Professionals and Families of Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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Family Travels to Rhode Island from Ohio for Fertility Preservation for Two-Year-Old Girl
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Women & Infants' Breast Health Center Earns National Accreditation
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Effects Witnessing Violence has on Children Focus of Butler Hospital/Family Service of RI Professional Education Program
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Women & Infants Named Center of Excellence for Neonatal Care for Fifth Year
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AAAS Presentation: Deep brain stimulation helps severe OCD, but pioneer advises caution, compassion
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Women & Infants researchers: Elderly patients four times more likely to die from treatment complications
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Women & Infants researcher: Pregnant Teens Want to Go to College, Need Support
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Women & Infants Physicians Lead MomDocFamily Support Group
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Butler Hospital Annual Report Goes Online
 "We are excited to be able to share and celebrate Butler Hospital's 2010 accomplishments with the community in a format that is not only environmentally-friendly, but also more creative and engaging," said Patti Melaragno, director of Marketing and Public Affairs. Details  
 
Three Named to Women & Infants Development Foundation Board
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Team of Nurses from Women & Infants Receives Award from Modern Healthcare
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Allen's Little Angels Bring Cheer to NICU Families
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Women & Infants Holds 127th Annual Meeting
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Project HOPE Aimed at Helping People with OCD Excel
Butler Hospital's Project HOPE research study is actively recruiting patients with OCD. The study tests the effectiveness of a 12-week exercise program versus a health and wellness education program in helping people manage their OCD symptoms. Read more  
 
Whole Foods Makes Donation to Women & Infants Integrative Care Program
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Two Women & Infants Physicians Named 'Top' in Nation for Cancer Care
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OCD--What It Is, What Causes It, and How It Is Treated--is the Topic of Free Public Education Program
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Research suggests childhood adversity may lead to unhealthy stress response
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MFM Researcher Earns $3.7M NIH Grant to Study Preterm Birth
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State and National Leaders to Join Together at Women & Infants to Address Novel Approaches to Improving Health Literacy
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Physician Edits Textbook on Medical Disorders in Obstetric Patients
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Teen Volunteers Receive Scholarship Awards at Women & Infants
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Physical Therapist at Women & Infants Receives Professional Award
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Event attracts many swimmers with personal stories about cancer
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Research Focuses on Well-Being of Cancer Survivors
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Women & Infants Ranks 26th in Gynecology in U.S. News 2010-11 Best Hospitals
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Women & Infants Leads the Way in Ovarian Cancer Monitoring
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Women & Infants and Latino Public Radio Launch ESCUCHE Radio Program
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Physician Honored at Women & Infants' Annual Meeting
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Three Women & Infants' Employees Receive Awards of Excellence
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Women and Infants Holds 126th Annual Meeting
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Women & Infants Holds 126th Annual Meeting
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Butler Hospital launches initiative to speed the advancement of brain science research
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Butler Hospital launches initiative to speed the advancement of brain science research
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Women & Infants Holds 125th Annual Meeting
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Brown University and Women & Infants Announce Expansion of National Children's Study into Bristol County
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Surgeon brings new oncoplastic surgical approach to Providence
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Kent Recognized for Improving Stroke Care
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Kent Ranked Among the Best in the Nation in Maternal Care
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Women and Infants and Kent Ranked Among the Best in the Nation in Maternal Care
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Ground Breaking Held for Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Office Building
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Women & Infants' Physician Offers Free Talk Called 'What is Your Breast IQ?'
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Women & Infants Joins Breast Cancer Quality Initiative
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Women & Infants Holds 128th Annual Meeting
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island held its 128th Annual Meeting on December 13th at the hospital with a standing-room-only audience of community leaders, physicians and hospital staff. Details  
 
W&I Named Center of Excellence for Neonatal Care for Sixth Year
For the sixth consecutive year, Women & Infants Hospital has been named a Center of Excellence for Neonatal Care by the Clinical Sciences Institute of OptumHealth, an independent audit company. Details  
 
WIH Studying Therapies to Relieve Urinary Urge Incontinence
Women & Infants 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, part of the national Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.  
 
VNA of Care New England Recognizes Employees
At its recently held Annual Meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, VNA of Care New England employees were recognized for their years of dedicated service and presented with small tokens of appreciation by Nancy Roberts, President and CEO and Jennifer Thayer, Director of Human Resources. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Auxiliary to Host Spring Fashion Show “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
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Hospice Care of VNA of Care New England to Host Six Week Bereavement Support Program
Join others who have experienced the loss of a loved one at a six week Bereavement Support Program sponsored by Hospice Care of VNA of Care New England.The program will be held on Thursdays, beginning on March 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Pilgrim Senior Center in Warwick. Details  
 
Care New England Addresses Community Need for Psychiatric Services With Consult Program
Butler Hospital now offers Outpatient Psychiatric Consultation Services to all referring physicians in the area in need of a patient psychiatric consult. Read more  
 
Butler Hospital Establishes Foundation to Support Mission
The Butler Hospital Board of Trustees has recently approved the formation of the Butler Hospital Foundation to further the mission of the hospital. Read more  
 
Butler Celebrates Brain Awareness Week
What tells a newborn to draw its first breath? What tells your heart to beat? What makes us feel happiness, sadness, confusion? Find out during National Brain Awareness Week and learn how Butler Hospital is advancing brain health. Details  
 
Gilstein Gift Will Expand Telemonitoring Program at VNA of Care New England
The Telemonitoring Program at VNA of Care New England will be renamed The Suzanne and Alan Gilstein Telemonitoring Program.On March 9, Mrs. Suzanne Gilstein, nurse, volunteer, and philanthropist presented VNA of Care New England with a generous gift that will allow expansion of the program. Details  
 
Care New England Web Sites Transitioning to New Platform
While the CNE web sites are transitioning to a new platform, website visitors may experience errors or not be able to view certain pages. We apologize for any inconvenience and expect our sites to be fully operational within several days. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide a user-friendly and comprehensive online health care resource. Details  
 
Care New England Web Sites Transitioning to New Platform
While the CNE web sites are transitioning to a new platform, website visitors may experience errors or not be able to view certain pages. We apologize for any inconvenience and expect our sites to be fully operational within several days. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide a user-friendly and comprehensive online health care resource. Details  
 
Care New England Web Sites Transitioning to New Platform
While the CNE web sites are transitioning to a new platform, website visitors may experience errors or not be able to view certain pages. We apologize for any inconvenience and expect our sites to be fully operational within several days. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide a user-friendly and comprehensive online health care resource. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Offers Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Home Poisoning
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Kent Hospital Announces Clinical Leadership Promotions
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Kent Hospital to Offer Free Valet Parking to Patients and Visitors
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Dive Day Sponsored by Kent's Hyperbaric Medicine Center
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Kent Hospital’s Ask the Experts Campaign to Focus on Surgery
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Fifteen Kent Hospital Physicians Named to U.S. News List of Top Doctors
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Centreville Bank Announces Largest Donation in Bank History to Kent Hospital
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Kent Hospital and United Nurse and Allied Professionals Reach Three Year Agreement
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Kent Hospital Appoints New Medical Director of the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
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Kent Hospital Honors Employee Service at Annual Recognition Dinner
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97-year old Mary Poncin Finds Job at Warwick, RI Hospital As Official Greeter
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Kent Hospital Foundation Hosts Wine Dinner
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Kent Hospital celebrates 60 years of serving the community
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Kent Hospital Physicians Honored With RI Monthly Top Doctors Recognition
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67 Physicians at Care New England Named to Best Doctors in America List
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Kent Hospital’s CarePayment Program Provides Options For Managing Annual Healthcare Deductibles
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Kent Hospital's 2010 Gala Held
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Twenty-two Kent Hospital Physicians Named Top In Nation
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The Breast Health Center at Kent Celebrates Opening
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Kent Hospital Announces Internal Medicine Residency Program
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Kent Hospital Receives Accreditation for its Sleep Lab from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
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Kent Hospital Welcomes New Director of Inpatient Medical Group
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Kent Invites the Public to Plaza of Honor Ceremony
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Kent Physicians Honored with Rhode Island Monthly Top Doctors Recognition
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From Loss Emerges Hope: New Michael J. Woods Institute at Kent Hospital
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Hundreds Rally at State House in Support of RIte Care Program
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Butler Hospital Adds Healing Arts Dimension to Patient Care
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Butler Hospital Supports National Depression Screening Day With Free, Confidential Online Screenings
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Aging Baby Boomers Are Topic of Free Education Programs at Butler Hospital
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Mental Health, Addictions and Child Policy Groups Sponsor Candidate Forum for Rhode Island’s 1st and 2nd Congressional Seats
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New Research Study Results: Childhood Adversity May Lead to Unhealthy Stress Response in Adult Life
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OCD--What It Is, What Causes It, and How It Is Treated--is the Topic of Free Public Education Program
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Butler Hospital Invites the Public to ‘Ask the Experts’ About Parkinson’s Disease
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VNA of Care New England will hold its Annual Interfaith Memorial Service
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VNA of Care New England Appoints Chair and New Members to Board of Trustees
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Nationally Recognized Speaker to Deliver Keynote Address at VNA of Care New England’s 102nd Annual Meeting.
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Butler Hospital Adds Healing Arts Dimension to Patient Care
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VNA of Care New England Appoints Manager of Hospice Care
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The VNA of Care New England Ambassadors host “An Evening at the Shore” to benefit Community Outreach Programs
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Kent Hospital Physicians Honored With RI Monthly Top Doctors Recognition
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Kent Hospital Promotes use of Advance Directives
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Kent Hospital Raises $145,000 from 'Catch the Aussie Spirit' Wine Dinner
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Kent Hospital Ranked Among the Best in the Nation in Maternal Care
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Kent Hospital Receives Target Stroke Honor Roll and Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award
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Kent Hospital's First Class of Resident Physicians Honored at Graduation Ceremony
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Kent Hospital's Lift Team Becoming Model for Other Healthcare Facilities
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Kent Hospital to Hold Ceremonial Ground Breaking
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Kent Hospital to Hold Surgical Weight Loss Information Sessions
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Kent Hospital to Host Health Care Career Open House
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Kent Hospital To Offer Course In Medical Terminology From A to Z
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Kent Hospital to Receive Major Gift From Centreville Bank
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Kent Recognizes First 50 Year Employee
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Kent to Hold Surgical Weight Loss Program Information Sessions
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Kent to Host Graduation Ceremony for Residents
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Care New England Recognized as One of America’s Healthiest Companies
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FDA Approves Vaccines for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season
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VNA of Care New England Recognizes National Fall Prevention Awareness Day with Special Events
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Nationally Recognized Speaker to Deliver Keynote Address at VNA of Care New England’s 102nd Annual Meeting
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VNA of Care New England Appoints Chair and New Members to Board of Trustees
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Hospice Care of VNA of Care New England to Hold its Annual Interfaith Memorial Service
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Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts Visits VNA Home Care Patient
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The VNA of Care New England Ambassadors host “An Evening at the Shore” to benefit Community Outreach Programs
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67 Physicians at Care New England Named to Best Doctors in America List
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97-year old Mary Poncin Finds Job at Warwick, RI Hospital As Official Greeter
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Centreville Bank Announces Largest Donation in Bank History to Kent Hospital
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Commission on Cancer Grants Kent Hospital’s Cancer Program with Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation
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Join Kent Hospital For Step Out In Red Cocktail Party
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Kent Auxiliary to Host Annual Golf Tournament
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Kent Holds Ground Breaking for New Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Office Building
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Kent Hospital and United Nurse and Allied Professionals Reach Three Year Agreement
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Kent Hospital Appoints New Medical Director of the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
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Kent Hospital Auxiliary to Host Spring Fashion Show and Martini Challenge
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Kent Hospital Celebrates 60 Years of Serving the Community
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Kent Hospital Foundation Hosts Wine Dinner, “Catch the Aussie Spirit”
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Kent Hospital Golf Tournament Raises $38,000 for Hospital
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Mental Health, Addictions and Child Policy Groups Sponsor Candidate Forum for Rhode Island’s 1st and 2nd Congressional Seats
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Aging Baby Boomers Are Topic of Free Education Programs at Butler Hospital
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Butler Hospital Invites the Public to ‘Ask the Experts’ About Parkinson’s Disease
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AAAS Presentation: Deep brain stimulation helps severe OCD, but pioneer advises caution, compassion
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Kent Hospital Golf Tournament Raises $38,000 for Hospital
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Kent Hospital Physicians Named to UNECOM Faculty
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Kent Hospital Ranked Among the Best in the Nation in Maternal Care
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Centreville Bank Announces Largest Donation in Bank History to Kent Hospital
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Kent Hospital and United Nurse and Allied Professionals Reach Three Year Agreement
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Kent Hospital Appoints New Medical Director of the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
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Kent Hospital Honors Employee Service at Annual Recognition Dinner
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Kent Hospital Promotes use of Advance Directives
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Kent Hospital Raises $145,000 from 'Catch the Aussie Spirit' Wine Dinner
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Kent Hospital's First Class of Resident Physicians Honored at Graduation Ceremony  
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Kent Hospital's Lift Team Becoming Model for Other Healthcare Facilities
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The Breast Health Center at Kent Welcomes New Medical Oncologist
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Kent Hospital to Receive Major Gift From Centreville Bank
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Surgical Weight Loss Program at Kent to Hold Information Sessions
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Kent to Host Graduation Ceremony for Residents
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97-year old Mary Poncin Finds Job at Warwick, RI Hospital As Official Greeter
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Kent Hospital Foundation Hosts Wine Dinner
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Kent Auxiliary to Host Annual Golf Tournament
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Kent Hospital Foundation Hosts Wine Dinner, “Catch the Aussie Spirit”
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Kent Hospital Recognizes National Volunteer Week
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Kent Hospital Celebrates 60 Years of Serving the Community
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Kent Hospital Physicians Honored With RI Monthly Top Doctors Recognition
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Kent Hospital Receives Target Stroke Honor Roll and Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award
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67 Physicians at Care New England Named to Best Doctors in America List
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Kent Hospital Auxiliary to Host Spring Fashion Show and Martini Challenge
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Kent Hospital to Hold Surgical Weight Loss Information Sessions
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Commission on Cancer Grants Kent Hospital’s Cancer Program with Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation
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Kent Hospital to Host Health Care Career Open House
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Kent Hospital Celebrates First Graduate of Emergency Medicine Residency Program
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Kent Holds Ground Breaking for New Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Office Building
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Kent Hospital to Hold Ceremonial Ground Breaking
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Kent Hospital To Offer Course In Medical Terminology From A to Z
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Kent Recognizes First 50 Year Employee
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Join Kent Hospital For Step Out In Red Cocktail Party
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Kent Hospital Holds 60th Annual Meeting
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Parkinson’s Disease And Movement Disorders Expert To Be Interviewed Live on WPRO Radio Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 PM
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Butler Hospital Co-sponsors Nothing to Hide Photo Exhibit in RI
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Women & Infants Oncologists Publish HPV Manual for Physicians  07/25/11
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Swim Across America Plans Second Annual Fundraising Swim for Women & Infants
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Women & Infants Fellow Earns Award for Breast Cancer Research
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Women & Infants and Kent Ranked Among the Best in the Nation in Maternal Care
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Renews Membership of Women & Infants in Neonatology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research Groups
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The Breast Health Center at Kent Welcomes New Medical Oncologist
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Women & Infants' Doctor Named to National Committee
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VNA of Care New England Appoints Manager of Hospice Care
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Au Bon Pain Cafe Opens in Lobby at Women & Infants Hospital
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Butler Hospital’s Vice President of Patient Care Services Named Nurse Leader of the Year by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association
Butler Hospital’s Vice President of Patient Care Services, Linda Damon, RN, MSN, MHCA, has been named Nurse Leader of the Year by the the Rhode Island State Nurses Association. Details  
 
Expert on Mindsight and the Cultivation of Wellness to Present at Butler Hospital
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Women & Infants Midwife, Doctors Earn Award for Paper
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Care New England Announces New Chief Executive Officer
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Women & Infants Named Center of Excellence for Reproductive Health Resources
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Home Loan Awards 2011 Unsung Hero Award at Women & Infants
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PC Students Host Fundraiser for Breast Health Center
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Care New England hospitals introduce family-activated rapid response programs
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Covidien Awards Grant to Continue Work of Women & Infants' La Van
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Discovery opens new window on development, and maybe potential, of human egg cells
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Dr Maureen Phipps Receives March of Dimes Volunteer of Year Award
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Fall Wine Sales to Benefit Women & Infants' Integrative Care Program
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Inaugural Women & Infants Swim is 'One of Most Successful Ever'
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Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Joins Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology
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MFM Researcher's Article Included in Special HIV Issue of Professional Journal
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New Gynecologic Oncologist Joins Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology
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New Surgeon Joins Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology Staff
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New WRHR Scholar to Study Contraception Availability for Female Veterans
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Researchers: Sexually Active Adolescents Need Confidential Health Care
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State and National Leaders to Join Together at Women & Infants to Address Novel Approaches to Improving Health Literacy
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Team of Nurses from Women & Infants Receives Award from Modern Healthcare
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Teen Volunteers Receive Scholarship Awards at Women & Infants
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Three Named to Women & Infants Development Foundation Board
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Three Women & Infants Physicians Named 'Top' in Nation for Cancer Care
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Whole Foods Makes Donation to Women & Infants' Integrative Care Program
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Women & Infants Among the Best Children's Hospitals in Neonatology in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings
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Women & Infants Among the Best Children's Hospitals in Neonatology in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings
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Women & Infants' Breast Health Center Earns National Accreditation
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Women & Infants Breast Health Center Receives Donation from RI Pink Heals
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Women & Infants' Chief of Ob/Gyn to Chair WHO Committee Meetings on Cervical Cancer
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WIC Program Offers Nutrition Assistance for Women and Children
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Women & Infants' Family Van Receives Grant from Northern RI Area Health Education Center
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Women & Infants Hosting Educational Program on Kids and Sleep
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Women & Infants Introduces Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy
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Women & Infants Introduces Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy
Women & Infants has created New England's only fully integrated center for the care of women with high-risk pregnancies. Details  
 
Women & Infants' MFM Researcher Earns $3.7M NIH Grant to Study Preterm Birth
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Women & Infants' Midwife Serves as Guest Editor for Anniversary Issue of Professional Nursing Journal
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Women & Infants Names New Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services
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Women & Infants Names New Vice President of Human Resources
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Women & Infants Offers Free Talk on Digital Mammograms
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Women & Infants Participating in National Research Study of New Fertility Drug
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Women & Infants' Physician Authors Chapter in Reference Book
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Women & Infants' Physician Edits Newly Published International Textbook on Medical Disorders in Obstetric Patients
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Women & Infants Physicians Lead MomDocFamily Support Group
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Women & Infants Ranks Number One in Providence Metro Area in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings
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Women & Infants Receives $2 Million Grant from NIH to Continue Work on Perinatal Biology
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Women & Infants researcher: Pregnant Teens Want to Go to College, Need Support
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Women & Infants researchers: Elderly patients four times more likely to die from treatment complications
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Kent Hospital Respiratory Care Supervisor Inducted as Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce that James Ginda, MA, RRT, AE-C, CHES, respiratory care supervisor at Kent and clinical instructor at the Community College of Rhode Island, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Details  
 
Two Kent Hospital Emergency Medicine Resident Physicians Take First Place in National Research Competitions
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce two emergency medicine residents have each taken first place in two separate research competitions held by the Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (FOEM) earlier this year. Details  
 
Butler Hospital Appoints New Medical Director
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Kent Congratulates Dr. Bruce Koplan on Cutting Edge Treatment
Kent Hospital congratulates Bruce A. Koplan MD, MPH, FACC, on being the first to implant a new subcutaneous heart device in patients at risk of cardiac arrest. Dr. Koplan, along with other Brigham and Women's cardiologists implanted three of the new devices late last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Details  
 
Kent and VNA Welcome New Medical Director of Palliative Care and Hospice
Warwick, RI… Kent Hospital and the VNA of Care New England are pleased to welcome Kate M. Lally, MD, FACP, to Affinity Physicians as a palliative care physician. Dr. Lally will also serve as medical director of palliative care for Kent Hospital and medical director for hospice care at the VNA of Care New England. Dr. Lally comes to Kent Hospital and the VNA, from Philadelphia, PA, where she served as associate medical director at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Dr. Lally has extensive experience supervising medical care provided during home visits to both hospice and palliative care patients. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Physicians, Spinale and Zabbo, Recognized for Dedicated Work in Field of Medicine
Kent Hospital congratulates Joseph Spinale, MD, DO, FACC, FASNC, chief medical officer at Kent Hospital, for being recognized as a Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM) and is also proud to recognize Christopher P. Zabbo, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, for his recent authored publication in Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Details  
 
Care New England Executive Selected for Prestigious Program
Nancy Roberts, MSN, RN, of Narragansett, Rhode Island, president and chief executive officer of the VNA of Care New England and executive vice president of Care Management at Care New England was recently selected to participate in the first cohort of The Practice Change Leaders program. Details  
 
Care New England Executive Selected for Prestigious Program
Nancy Roberts, MSN, RN, of Narragansett, Rhode Island, president and chief executive officer of the VNA of Care New England and executive vice president of Care Management at Care New England was recently selected to participate in the first cohort of The Practice Change Leaders program. Details  
 
Care New England Joins National Initiative to Help Health Care Providers Honor Patients' Wishes for End of Life Care
Care New England Health System (the parent company of Butler, Kent and Women & Infants hospitals, the VNA of Care New England, and the Care New England Wellness Center) has joined with five other pioneering organizations to support a new effort by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to better prepare health care providers to receive and respect patients' wishes about end-of-life care.The initiative is a critical companion to The Conversation Project, which launched nationwide last month. Details  
 
Flu Clinics open through October 28
The flu season will be here in no time! Every weekend through October 28 at VNA of Care New England offices and at public locations on select dates, VNA of Care New England flu nurses will immunize individuals over the age of 19 against the flu. To learn more and find out when and where clinics are being held, click here.  
 
Kent Hospital to Host Diabetes Awareness Day
Kent Hospital kicks off Diabetes Awareness Month by hosting its very first Diabetes Awareness Day. The event will take place on Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kent Hospital Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, located at 455 Toll Gate Road, in Warwick. Details  
 
Hospital Raises Thousands from 2012 Gala Under the Sea
The Kent Hospital Foundation is proud to announce this year's 2012 Gala Under the Sea: Celebrating Kent's Bounty of Care, raised $182,000 for the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent. Details  
 
Kent Hospital to Host Lung Cancer Awareness Day
As part of national Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Kent Hospital will host an awareness event on Friday, November 9, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Doctors' Auditorium. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and learn about the latest quitting tools and Kent's Lung Cancer Early Detection Program. Details  
 
Important Treatment for Depression Receives Medicare Coverage
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an FDA approved treatment for depression that Butler Hospital began offering in 2008, is now covered by Medicare. Read more  
 
Kent Issues Warning Over Increase in Overdoses and Related Deaths
Kent Hospital issued a community warning after a dramatic increase in drug overdoses has been seen lately, many which are resulting in death. Many of these incidents have been linked to prescription drugs, heroin and marijuana use among teenagers and those in their early 20s. Details  
 
Butler Begins Building New Patient Care Center
Butler Hospital begins building the new Patient Care Center, which will bring greater access to care, more jobs, and a stronger, healthier community. Read more  
 
Butler Hospital Awards Jeff Sparr With the Corporation Member of the Year Award
 Butler Hospital has honored Jeff Sparr, Rhode Island entrepreneur and co-founder of Peace Love Studios, with the Corporation Member of the Year Award at the hospital's second annual Corporation Member Breakfast on May 3, 2012.  Details  
 
Kent Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Program Hosts First-Ever Research and Scholarship Forum
Several Residents Chosen to Attend National Conferences Details  
 
Researcher launches Ask a Doc website
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Kent Hospital to Host Second Annual Breast Health Fair
The Breast Health Center at Kent, a unique collaboration with Women & Infants Hospital, is celebrating breast cancer survivorship by hosting its second annual Breast Health Fair on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium. The event is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers, staff and the community. Details  
 
VNA of Care New England's Nurse Named to Top List
VNA of Care New England's Meghan Kane, a Home Care Nurse Case Manager, has been named as one of the nation's top 50 home care and hospice nurses by Caring Magazine. Details  
 
Dr. Sandra Carson wins FDA Award
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently honored Sandra A. Carson, MD, with an FDA Advisory Committee Distinguished Service Award for 2011. Dr. Carson, who is medical director of the Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants, served as a member and chair of the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs for several years. Details  
 
Care New England Launches CNE Talks Health
After four successful years executing year-long campaigns to help position clinicians from around Care New England (CNE) as experts on a variety of health-related topics, the system this year is preparing to launch an expanded and updated version of the initiative called CNE Talks Health. Details  
 
Study: Kent Hospital Among Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety Only Hospital in Rhode Island to Receive Prestigious Distinction
 Kent Hospital was identified as a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, indicating that its patient safety ratings are in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
 Kent Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes Kent Hospital's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Details  
 
WIH Recruiting for National Fetal Growth Study
Women & Infants Hospital is participating in the National Fetal Growth Study to better understand how babies grow and develop during pregnancy and to develop a reliable growth standard to better monitor the health of the mother and baby during pregnancy. Details  
 
Swim Across America helps fight against cancer
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the national non-profit organization Swim Across America (SAA) will make a splash in the fight against cancer this summer with the third open water fundraising swim on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 9 am. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Calling For Emergency Department Volunteers
Kent Hospital is calling for volunteers who will help make a world of difference and, specifically, an interest in the hospital's emergency department. Volunteers brighten our lives each and every day here at Kent Hospital. Whether it's putting a smile on a patient's face, saying a friendly hello to a visitor or supporting the needs of our staff, volunteers are an important part of Kent Hospital. Details  
 
Kent Hospital To Host September Series of Community
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce that it will be the new corporate sponsor for a number of road races/walks taking place this year and next in North Kingstown and Warwick. The events will include the Kent Hospital NK5K, the Kent Hospital Ocean State 5K and a new race that will take place in the fall of 2013 at Kent Hospital. Details  
 
Gasbarros Wines Receives 2012 Jonathan K Farnum Business of the Year Award
The Kent Hospital Foundation recently presented The 2012 Jonathan K. Farnum Business Award at its Evening of Thanks reception held recently at Kent Hospital. This year's recipient was Gasbarro's Wines, in recognition of their consistent support of the activities and programs at Kent Hospital. Owner of Gasbarro's Wines, Mark Gasbarro, was in attendance to receive thanks for his philanthropy and continued support of the hospital. Details  
 
Kent to Host Community Road Races/Walks in September
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce it will be the new corporate sponsor for a number of road races/walks taking place this year and next in North Kingstown and Warwick. The events will include the Kent Hospital NK5K, the Kent Hospital 5K and a new race that will take place in the fall of 2013 at Kent. Details  
 
Four RI Hospitals to Receive Additional $7.1 Million in Medicare Payments
To help ensure patients have access to quality health care services at RI hospitals, as well as support sustainable sources of jobs in the state, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline joined hospital executives and representatives from Kent, Newport, South County, and Westerly Hospitals to announce an additional $7.1 million in Medicare payments as a result of a new regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Details  
 
A Healthy Mind Facebook Community
There's a new online community on Facebook called A Healthy Mind! Sponsored by Butler Hospital, A Healthy Mind kicks-off its page with a video featuring Butler Hospital staff sharing what helps them to have a healthy mind. Learn more about the many benefits of joining and as we move forward together to promote wellness—body, mind and spirit. Details  
 
RIIL Hockey “Healthy Mind” Awareness
 
Brown, Hospitals Strike IP Agreements
Brown University announced it has expanded its IP management and commercialization services to all of the hospitals within Care New England as well as manage and market select biomedical discoveries and inventions generated by researchers in the Lifespan heath care system. Details  
 
Annual Breast Health Fair Celebrates Survivorship
The Breast Health Center at Kent is celebrating breast cancer survivorship by hosting its third annual Breast Health Fair on Friday, May 31, 2013, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium. The event is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers, staff and the community. Lunch will be provided. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Foundation to Host Celebrity Crush Wine Dinner
Mark your calendar for the upcoming "Celebrity Crush" and help benefit Kent Hospital's Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.Join us Thursday June 6, 2013 at the Dune's Club in Narragansett, RI, for Kent Hospital's wine dinner that asks "Which celebrity vintner is your Celebrity Crush?" Details  
 
VNA of Care New England Nurse Earns Prestigious Nursing Award
Linda Zabbo, RN, BSN, was recently presented with the Giving Excellence Meaning Award from Nurse.com. Linda was recognized for outstanding clinical knowledge and nursing expertise in caring for patients in settings outside the hospital. Details  
 
CNE, Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation Agree to Affiliate
The Care New England Health System (CNE) and the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation (RIPCPC), the largest independent network of primary care physicians and physician practices in Rhode Island, today announced that the two organizations have executed an affiliation agreement. The new partnership will enable CNE and RIPCPC to operate more effectively in the changing health care environment and develop innovative approaches to health care delivery that foster improved quality, enhanced patient satisfaction and reduced cost. Details  
 
CNE Talks Health Campaign to Kick Off at Rally 4 Recovery
With Rhode Island identified as having one of the highest rates of substance abuse in the country - including alcohol dependence or abuse, binge alcohol use, and use of illicit drugs - Care New England is partnering with community resources in a public awareness and engagement campaign, Together Make it Better. This campaign kicked off at the Rally 4 Recovery in Providence and will end in late November. Details  
 
Butler Hospital Dedicates New Patient Care Center
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Memorial Hospital Offers Fall Lecture Series
As part of its commitment to improving the health of our community, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is offering “The Doctor Is In,” a fall series of lectures and wellness seminars. The events are free and are held in Sayles Conference Center on the Memorial campus. The next program will be held Thursday, October 24, from 6 to 7:30 pm, on “Taking Care of You - Healthy Living Night For Women and Men.” For more information, call 401-729-2459.  
 
Put the flu shot on your holiday list
Don't let the flu ruin your holiday season. It takes up to two weeks after getting your flu shot to be fully protected. Why wait? VNA of Care New England will continue to provide flu vaccines through Sunday, December 1 every Saturday and Sunday at its offices at 51 Health Lane in Warwick (behind Kent Hospital) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and at Women & Infants' Hospitals on other select dates and times through November 29. It's quick and easy. Just roll up your sleeve! Details  
 
Care New England and La Salle Students ‘Making it Better’
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Care New Englands Names Two to Philanthropy Posts
 
Higher risks among perinatal women with bipolar disorder
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Constance Howes Joins Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Advisory Board
Constance A. Howes, FACHE, Esq., executive vice president of women’s health at Care New England, has joined the Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Advisory Board. The board is comprised of executive level health care professionals who have a deep expertise in health care issues and patient experience. Details  
 
Kent Hospital Receives Award from Hospitals for Healthy Environment in Rhode Island

Kent Hospital was honored recently at the Blue Wrap Blue Jean Ball, held at Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence. The hospital received the following three awards: Sustainable Operations award, Best Hospital Green Team and Achievement in Healthy Food award.

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Women & Infants Earns National Achievement Award
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons announced recently that Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is one of 74 accredited cancer programs nationwide – and one of just two in Rhode Island – to earn its 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award. Details  
 
The Providence Center, Care New England Seek Formal Affiliation
The Providence Center (TPC) and Care New England (CNE) announced they have begun negotiating the terms of a formal affiliation. The formal agreement seeks to solidify the integration of behavioral health services across community-based and hospital-based systems in order to provide comprehensive treatment and support across the full continuum of care to patients with mental illness and substance use disorders. Details  
 
Swim Across America Making Waves In The Fight Against Cancer
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the national non-profit organization Swim Across America (SAA) will make waves in the fight against cancer with the fifth annual SAA Rhode Island Swim on Saturday, September 6. Registration is now open for teams and individuals. Details  
 
Dr. Charles Rardin Contributes to the Debate Over the Techniques Used for Specimen Extraction
 
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