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24-Jun-2013

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Physician honored by ACOG

Dr. Patrick Sweeney earns Outstanding District Service Award

Patrick Sweeney, MD, MPH, PhD, a long-time member of the medical staff at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was recently presented with the Outstanding District Service Award by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

This award is presented to those individuals who have made notable contributions to their districts. For ACOG, Dr. Sweeney has held numerous leadership positions, including serving as District I treasurer for two terms and organizing two annual district meetings. At the national level, he currently chairs the committees on Finance and Compensation. He previously chaired the Committee on Continuing Medical Education and the Audit Committee. Dr. Sweeney was a McCain Fellow and a member of the Committee on Practice Bulletins - Gynecology and the PROLOG Task Force on Patient Management in the Office. During his second term as district treasurer, he assisted in the establishment of the District and Section Financial Services Center.

Dr. Sweeney continues to hold leadership positions in other medical and specialty societies, including president of the Providence Medical Association, past president and executive committee member of the New England Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, and president of the Obstetrical Society of Boston. He has received numerous awards, including Women & Infants Medical Staff Distinguished Service Award and the Rhode Island Medical Society's Award for Professionalism.

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About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. The major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for activities unique to women and newborns, Women & Infants is the ninth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,400 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country's largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

New England's premier hospital for women and newborns, 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, breast disease, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation's only 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 Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiology; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers through the American College of Surgeons; 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 National Institutes of Health's Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.



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