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Release Date: 04/09/2014

Dennis D. Keefe, president and chief executive officer of Care New England, today announced that Mark R. Marcantano has been named president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Marcantano has been serving as acting president since October 1, 2013.

“I am so pleased to officially welcome Mark Marcantano to the helm at Women & Infants. I am confident he will carry on the proud traditions and take Women & Infants to its next level of excellence,” said Keefe. 
Marcantano said, “I am overjoyed. It is very exciting to have the opportunity to lead Women & Infants Hospital forward in this era of health care reform and to be a part of Dennis Keefe’s vision to build the integrated delivery system for Care New England.”

“Women & Infants’ vision is to be the recognized leader in health care for women and newborns. I truly believe that this can be achieved through a commitment to clinical excellence, patient safety, and the patient experience,” continued Marcantano. “To guide us this year, I have four priorities for Women & Infants: to provide the highest quality care and best experience to our patients and families; to reduce cost and become more efficient; to recruit and retain the best and the brightest talent; and to continue to advance research and innovation.”

Prior to being named acting president, Marcantano served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants since January 2010. He came to Women & Infants from Boston Children’s Hospital where he served as vice president of ambulatory and network services. In this capacity, he was responsible for operations, budgeting, financial performance, business planning, and facility planning for ambulatory services on the hospital’s main campus, as well as nine other network locations and a Community Health Center which recorded 55,000 visits annually.

Prior to his position at Boston Children’s Hospital, Marcantano was executive dean, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Albany Medical College, affiliated with Albany Medical Center, in New York. He was instrumental in recruiting new researchers, shepherding the renovation of facilities, and transforming traditional academic departments into entrepreneurial centers of excellence.

Marcantano earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from New York University and went on to earn his juris doctor from Albany Law School of Union University. He currently serves as a member of the boards of Meeting Street and the Women & Infants Health Care Alliance.

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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 9th 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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