Linda Hunter, CNM, EdD, FACNM, and Linda Nanni, CNM, MS, FACNM, are among a group of 15 midwives recently honored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) for demonstrating outstanding professional achievement and contributions to the midwifery community. A limited number of midwives are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year and are inducted as fellows during the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held earlier this month.
Hunter, of Pawtucket, is a member of the academic midwifery service at Women & Infants and a clinical assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has received numerous clinical teaching awards from medical students and ob/gyn residents. She is currently the president of the ACNM Rhode Island Affiliate and is chair of the Certificate Maintenance Committee of the American Midwifery Certification Board. Hunter is a peer reviewer and contributing editor for the clinical rounds section of the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. She actively participates in the classroom and clinical education of nursing and medical students and has lectured extensively on a variety of women's health topics.
Nanni, of Providence, is in private practice with Women's Care, a member of Women & Infants' Health Care Alliance, where she is director of the midwifery service. She has been active and continues to be committed to the training of midwifery students and is currently on the teaching staff of Yale University and the Frontier School of Midwifery. She is chair of the Rhode Island Board of Midwifery and has served as an advisory to the Rhode Island Director of Health on maternal-child health issues, such as the maternity care shortage, barriers to the practice of midwives, establishment of a state-run Medicaid system for all pregnant women and families with young children, the establishment of a state-wide women's cancer screening program, and execution of the prescription privileging process for midwives.
Each are pictured here with former ACNM president Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN. Photo credit: Robert Levy
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.