women and infants hospital http://ripr.org en Women & Infants Sees Surge In Opioid-Addicted Newborns http://ripr.org/post/women-infants-sees-surge-opioid-addicted-newborns <p>The rising number of Rhode Islanders struggling with an addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin has brought an increase in babies born addicted to these substances. And Women &amp; Infants Hospital is treating a growing number of them.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31381 at http://ripr.org Women & Infants Sees Surge In Opioid-Addicted Newborns Women & Infants Labor Dispute Over Definition Of "Delivery" http://ripr.org/post/women-infants-labor-dispute-over-definition-delivery <p>A labor dispute at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence has erupted over the layoff of 16 staff members. The layoffs, and the dispute, turn on the definition of a single word: deliveries.</p><p>Members of the Service Employees International Union local 1199 are picketing outside Women and Infants over the hospital’s decision to cut several cleaning, lab, and clinical staff. Union spokesman Patrick Quinn says his members dispute the hospital’s claim that the number of deliveries – and therefore the need for as many staff – has dropped below 8500 over the past year.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:22:02 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23668 at http://ripr.org Women and Infants Hospital Hosts Party in Celebration of Premature Babies Now Healthy http://ripr.org/post/women-and-infants-hospital-hosts-party-celebration-premature-babies-now-healthy <p>Women and Infant’s Hospital held a party for four year olds Sunday.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Janessa Padella is a perfectly normal three year old with curly brown hair and big brown eyes. But when she was born in 2009 she weighed just 14 ounces.&nbsp; She was the smallest of the premature baby class of 2009 invited to Women and Infant’s Hospital yesterday for a birthday party. Only children who weighed less than two pounds, 12 ounces were invited.</p><p>Janessa’s mother, Vannesa Rodriguez, remembers the terror she felt that she might lose her severely underdeveloped child.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:24:25 +0000 Flo Jonic 22091 at http://ripr.org Women and Infants Hospital Hosts Party in Celebration of Premature Babies Now Healthy Women & Infants Researcher Counters Critics of Premature Baby Study http://ripr.org/post/women-infants-researcher-counters-critics-premature-baby-study <p>Women and Infants Hospital is responding to allegations that a research study of premature babies in which it participated didn’t properly inform parents of the risks.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 19:13:35 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 15023 at http://ripr.org Women & Infants Researcher Counters Critics of Premature Baby Study