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Fertility Center Named Nursing Center of Excellence

The recognition highlights nurses’ dedication to continued education and comprehensive care

Providence, R.I. – The Fertility Center at Women & Infants Hospital has been named a Nursing Center of Excellence by the Nurses’ Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the only such program in Rhode Island to achieve this recognition for nursing care.

“Nurses play a key role in providing compassionate, comprehensive care to patients, not to mention their importance in patient and family education and satisfaction,” said Matt Quin, RN, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Women & Infants. “We are so proud of the nurses in our Fertility Center on this achievement, and are appreciative of the collaborative work that was done with SEIU 1199 New England, which helped support the funding for this application process.”

A center may achieve center of excellence designation if at least 50 percent of the practice’s registered nurses and/or nurse practitioners are experienced in reproductive endocrinology nursing and have completed additional training through ASRM. At Women & Infants Fertility Center, 61 percent of their nursing staff – 10 registered nurses and one certified nurse midwife – completed the certificate examination. Six additional nurses have already begun the coursework and preparation for the exam.

According to ASRM, “A Symbol of Nursing Excellence will not only assist patients in choosing [a] fertility center for care, but will additionally help nurses recognize the importance of advanced continuing education, thereby benefiting [the] practice and increasing educational opportunities for nurses.”

Women & Infants Fertility Center is a full-service reproductive endocrinology and fertility clinic. The Center’s experts have an international reputation for excellence, with more than 10 decades of combined experience dealing with complex fertility issues.

For information, contact the Fertility Center online or call (401) 441-5336.