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Release Date: 06/08/2015

As acknowledgement of its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment for women with cancer, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, has earned a 2015 Women's Choice Award® for its Program in Women’s Oncology, making it one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care. This evidence-based designation identifies the country's best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

"This is the third Women's Choice designation Women & Infants has earned in 2015 – first as an America's Best Hospital for Obstetrics and next as Best for Breast Care. Each of these announcements highlights the outstanding care we provide women and their families every single day," said Mark R. Marcantano, president and chief operating officer at Women & Infants Hospital. "Our Program in Women’s Oncology is one of the nation’s leading services for the diagnosis, treatment and research of women’s cancers. We are very proud that this excellence is being recognized."

Women & Infants is among the elite group of 331 hospitals that have earned the 2015 Women’s Choice Award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as for their excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures, and for their high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital.

For more information go to the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital, or call (401) 453-7520.

About the Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women to make smarter choices through education, empowerment and validation. The awards are determined by research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit Women's Choice Award® to learn more.

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. A major 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 12th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

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 first 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 Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); 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 Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
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