Women & Infants Midwifery Service Awarded National Commendation

Sunday, December 04, 2016


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Linda Nanni

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) awarded a Golden Commendation to Women’s Care Midwifery Service at Women & Infants Hospital for providing innovative and compassionate midwifery care to families for over 20 years. 

“The spirit of midwifery lives and breathes within Women’s Care. We put the patients’ needs and desires first. We seek to develop safe plans for birth regardless of whether the patient is low risk or more medically complex and requiring medical collaboration. We are especially enthusiastic about attending some of our births at Women & Infants’ Alternative Birthing Center,” said Linda Nanni, a founding member of the practice and its current director. 

Women’s Care Midwifery

Women’s Care Midwifery Service was opened in 1996 to provide the full scope of care to all women, from teenagers to the elderly.

“In addition to offering care in our Providence office, we see patients in Woonsocket, East Greenwich, East Providence, at community health centers in Coventry and Cranston, and at two inner city offices. This has allowed the entire population to have access to midwifery services regardless of location, social risk, ethnicity or medical risk,” said Nanni. 

The practice – which includes Fiona Clement, CNM, MPH; Jennifer Hopley, CNM, MS; Maggie Kuch, CNM, MS; Linda Nanni, CNM, MS, FACNM; Lisa Pile, CNM, MS; Cynthia Siegel, CNM, MS; and Danielle Weisner, CNM, MS – was recognized at the ACNM’s recent regional meeting.

The ACNM award recognizes their legacy. 


Related Slideshow: 2015 RI Hospital Safety Scores

Below are snapshota of the patient safety scores for nine Rhode Island hospitals, as compiled by Leapfrog.com, for 2015.

For more information -- and other category criteria -- go to the scorecard website here to find out more about each hospital's rankings.


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