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Release Date: 09/06/2017

Linda Nanni, MS, CNM, FACNM, has been named Certified Nurse Midwife of the Year by Rhode Island Monthly magazine. Nanni is director of the Care New England Medical Group (CNEMG) Midwifery Service and Women’s Care Midwifery Service and is on the medical staff at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital.

Nanni received her master’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and has been a certified nurse midwife (CNM) since 1983. She came to Rhode Island in 1984 to begin the midwifery service at the Rhode Island Group Health Association and directed that service for six years.

Nanni is the past chairperson of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives and remains actively involved in statewide affairs that affect maternal-child health. She has been an advisor to the Department of Health on various issues including RIte Care, prescription privileges for CNMs, barriers to the practice of CNMs. She is the immediate past regional representative to the American College of Nurse Midwives where she represented New England.

Nanni has been with Women's Care since June 1996 and is director of its Midwifery Service. She has been and continues to be actively committed to the training of midwifery students, and is currently on the teaching staff of Yale University and the Frontier School of Midwifery.

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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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