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Release Date: 03/18/2015

Tracey Cheney of Manville, RI, recently donated 25 specialty bags loaded with goodies for women undergoing chemotherapy at the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

Cheney and her friends each sponsored a bag from Thirty-One, an accessory company for which Cheney works as a representative, and filled them with such things as small fleece blankets, hand lotion, warm socks, hard candies and other items.

“Coming in for chemotherapy can be draining for some of our patients. Treating them to one of these beautiful bags to help lift their spirits is a joy,” says Heather Murphy, RN, nurse manager of the Program in Women’s Oncology’s Murray Family Infusion Center. “This donation is having immediate impact on our patients, making some very difficult moments easier to bear.”

The Murray Family Infusion Center at the Program in Women’s Oncology opened in 2014 on the first floor of the Program’s building at One Blackstone Street. More than twice the size of the former facility, the Center offers private and semi-private treatment spaces, and a lounge and nourishment center for patients and their families and caregivers. In addition, the Carter Family Integrative Care Suite was created as a dedicated space for wellness programs and complementary therapies for patients undergoing cancer treatment and their caregivers.

For more information go to The Program in Women’s Oncology, or call (401) 453-7520.

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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