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Release Date: 11/19/2014
The Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI) awarded Iris Sian of Pawtucket a care assistant and certified nursing assistant in the Women & Infants' Carter Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) the Award for Excellence in Hospital Care at their annual Celebration of Excellence in Hospital Care earlier this month.

Iris has worked in the NICU as a bilingual care associate since 2009. Prior to her time in the NICU, she was with the Women & Infants Women's Primary Care Center.

"Iris treats everyone with respect and caring. She is professional, pleasant and courteous. Her attitude is always positive, making her someone that everyone likes to work with. Iris is able to identify the needs of our patients quickly and quietly and has strong follow through skills," NICU Nurse Manager Mary Beth Taub, RN, said of Iris' work.

Member hospital employees throughout the state are honored annually at HARI's Celebration of Excellence. The honorees are examples of the hard-working, determined employees who serve as inspiration to everyone: supervisors, subordinates, peers and patients.

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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