R.I.’s effort to lower preterm birth recognized

DR. JAMES PADBURY, chief of pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital, Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the national March of Dimes, Sandra Hijikata, senior vice president and chief revenue office, national March of Dimes, and Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, touring the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women & Infants Hospital. / PHOTO COURTESY CONSTANCE BROWN
DR. JAMES PADBURY, chief of pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital, Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the national March of Dimes, Sandra Hijikata, senior vice president and chief revenue office, national March of Dimes, and Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, touring the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women & Infants Hospital. / PHOTO COURTESY CONSTANCE BROWN
PROVIDENCE – Dr. Michael Fine, director of the R.I. Department of Health, received the 2013 March of Dimes Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award on June 18. Rhode Island was one of five states – including Colorado, Delaware, New York and Wyoming – to receive the award for its efforts in reducing its preterm birth…

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