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Release Date: 02/19/2015

Ann Daniels, FACHE, of North Attleboro, director of administrative operations in the Department of Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the annual meeting of the American College of Healthcare Executives Rhode Island Chapter (ACHE RI).

Daniels currently provides administrative direction and support for programs in clinical services, research and teaching in the Department of Medicine at Women & Infants, which includes primary care, obstetric medicine, gastroenterology, endoscopy, bone health, behavioral health, and outpatient nutrition services.

Daniels earned a bachelor of science in health care administration from Stonehill College and an MBA from Bryant College. She is a board certified health care executive and a fellow of the ACHE.

About ACHE RI
The mission of the ACHE RI Chapter is to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence; to promote high ethical standards and conduct; to promote the mission of the ACHE for its members; and to meet its members' professional, educational and leadership needs. To learn more about ACHE RI Chapter visit www.acheri.org/.

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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