While cesarean delivery may be life-saving for the mother, the baby or both, the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates over the past decade raises concerns that this type of delivery may be overused. Women & Infants is participating in a nationwide project to improve healthy outcomes for mothers and families by focusing on reducing the incidence of first cesarean sections in low-risk women who have never given birth.
Analyzing Labor Induction Methods.
Despite nearly one million births involving labor induction each year in the US, there has been no single regimen for induction that has been accepted as being superior for patient experience, quality outcomes and costs. New research seeks to determine the best methods of labor induction.
Breast Surgeons Certified in Hidden Scar Surgery.
Two surgeons with The Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital have been certified in an innovative new technique called Hidden Scar Breast Surgery, the first in Rhode Island and among the first in the entire region to achieve such certification. Four other Care New England breast surgeons affiliated with Women & Infants and Kent hospitals are also working on certification.
Research to Evaluate Treatment Strategies for Perinatal Brain Injury.
Perinatal brain injury often results in severe developmental disabilities, including neurodevelopmental delay and cerebral palsy. Dr. Barbara Stonestreet has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health to determine the most effective treatment strategies for full-term and premature infants with perinatal brain injury.
Social Worker to Speak at End of Life Conferences.
Sandra Salzillo, MA, CAGS, LMHC, APA, a licensed mental health clinician with the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, was invited to deliver presentations at two upcoming conferences, one focused on end-of-life care and one designed to illuminate the unconscious forces of feminine oppression.
Gasbarro's Wines Hosts Fundraiser for Women with Cancer.
Gasbarro’s Wines is hosting its third annual “Taste for a Cause” fundraising wine tasting to benefit the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital, a Care New England hospital. The evening event is planned for Friday, October 21, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Aldrich Mansion, 836 Warwick Neck Ave., Warwick. Tickets are $100 apiece. Cocktail attire is requested.
Dr. Barry Lester Earns $4.9 Million to Participate in National ECHO Study.
Two Care New England hospitals – Memorial Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital – are among 35 pediatric cohorts who will together enroll more than 50,000 children to study the early environmental origins of health outcomes. The initial award to Memorial is a two-year grant of $6.2 million, and $4.9 million over two years to Women & Infants. Pending successful completion of this “feasibility phase,” an additional five years of funding is expected to be available.
Women & Infants Participating in National Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
Women & Infants Hospital has been selected by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) to participate in the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) for a second consecutive five-year cycle. Women & Infants is one of just seven medical centers from across the US, and the only one in the Northeast, to work collaboratively to develop and perform research studies related to women with pelvic floor disorders.
Swim Across America Raises More Than $158,000 for Women's Cancer Research.
More than 500 swimmers of all ages and skill levels participated in the seventh annual Swim Across America fundraising swim at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett this month, raising more than $158,000 for cancer research at Women & Infants.
Certified Nurse Midwife at Women & Infants Recognized by Rhode Island Monthly.