Women and Infants Hospital

247 Beds

101 Dudley Street

Providence RI 02905

Baby Friendly

Level III NICU

One of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is the 9th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country, employing over 800 medical staff. Annually, they deliver approximately 8,500 babies and are a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In 2014-2015, they were designated as the Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology. Established in 1884 in Providence, RI, the original Providence Lying-In Hospital was exclusively a maternity hospital. The hospital continued to expand, incorporating the latest medical technology while continuing to focus on maternal and fetal care. In addition to delivery, their gynecologic and general surgical program handles more than 7,500 procedures a year. Currently, the Womens and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been working on a newborn hearing screening test, studying the impact of diabetes in pregnancy, and improving detection of Down Syndrome.

Providence, Rhode Island is one of the oldest cities in the United States and has a rich history stemming from the colonization that followed the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It is the third-most populous city in New England, conveniently within easy travel distance of much of northeastern US. Located at the head of Narragansett Bay, fishing and seafood are in ready supply. The population is ethnically and racially diverse and includes large hispanic (Dominican, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, and Colombians), Irish, African American, Asian-American, Liberian, and Jewish communities among others. Gaining the reputation as one of the most active gay and lesbian communities in the Northeast, Providence has been named as one of the “Best Lesbian Places to Live.” Performing arts, sports, and parks are readily available downtown or within easy traveling distance. Being near the Atlantic ocean places Providence in a humid climate, with warm summers averaging in the 70s to 80s, and chilly winters, averaging below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. This area also experiences Nor’easters which bring significant snowfall and blizzards. If you enjoy a city with diversity, history, and snowy winters, Women and Infants Hospital in Rhode Island might be your next best workplace.

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Average Pt Acuity is

1 - Independent, minimal medications needs, alert and oriented, continent, less than two co-morbidities, English speaking
10 - Dependent, lots of meds, confused, incontinent, more than two co-morbidities, non-english speaking

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