Lynn Finocchiaro, LICSW, a clinical social worker in the Department of Social Services at Women & Infants Hospital, has been appointed to the Rhode Island Board of Social Work Examiners by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee. Finocchiaro, of North Kingstown, has worked at Women & Infants for 26 years. She currently provides services on the Antenatal Care Unit and in the Center for Reproduction and Infertility.
The Board of Social Work Examiners acts in an advisory capacity to the Department of Health and its director in all matters pertaining to the practice of the social work profession. The Board is responsible for the review and approval of applications for initial licensure, the formulation of rules and regulations pertaining to the practice of social work, and for the overall exercise of disciplinary authority over those professionals regulated under the statute.
The Board, and the Department of Health, strives to assure that only the highest quality care and services are delivered to the consumer. It is the mission of the Board to ensure that only qualified individuals enter the regulated profession, that the care and services which these individuals provide are within the standard of practice of the profession, and that they maintain their professional competence through continuing education activities if required by statute.
About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the eighth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,400 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.
New England’s premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the National Institutes of Health’s Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.