Women And Infants Head To Step Down Friday

Jul 27, 2017

The President of Women and Infants Hospital in Providence is leaving. Hospital head Mark Marcantano will step down Friday.

Women and Infants' parent organization, Care New England, made an announcement to staff via memo Thursday. Marcantano has been president of the hospital since 2014. He served as acting head before that.

In the memo, Care New England head Dennis Keefe cited  “critical changes” happening within the hospital system. Earlier this year, Care New England announced a planned merger with Boston-based organization Partners Healthcare. At the time, Keefe acknowledged the possibility of cuts to corporate staffing.

Women and Infants Hospital specializes in newborn and women’s care. This story was first reported by WPRI.