February 11, 2022

Saint Anne’s Hospital Announces Women’s Health Collaboration with Care New England’s Women & Infants Hospital

Saint Anne’s Hospital now offers women’s health in collaboration with Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, RI, the region’s leading hospital dedicated to women’s healthcare.

Women’s Health at Saint Anne’s Hospital, in collaboration with Women & Infants Hospital, brings enhanced care to the Fall River community for benign breast disease, breast cancer, breast surgery, as well as gynecologic oncology.

“Women & Infants Hospital is widely recognized throughout the region for its world-class care in diagnosing and treating breast cancer and gynecologic cancer,” said Michael Bushell, president, Saint Anne’s Hospital. “We are excited to bring additional expertise to our patients through this collaboration.”

“As part of our ongoing commitment to serve the needs of women with breast and gynecologic cancer in the southeastern New England region, the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women and Infants Hospital is excited to bring our expertise to the Saint Anne’s Hospital community,” said Dr. Paul DiSilvestro, Director of the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital.

The Women & Infants team, now treating patients at Saint Anne’s Hospital, includes two breast surgeons, Dr. Jennifer Gass and Dr. Micaela Weaver, as well as two gynecologic oncologists, Dr. Katherine Miller and Dr. Elizabeth Lokich, supported by Nurse Practitioner Ariana Carvajal, who is specifically trained in women’s unique health needs.

The team offers consultations with patients in Fall River on the PrimaCARE campus at 277 Pleasant Street, and Dr. Lokich sees patients at Hawthorn Medical Associates, 531 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth. Most hospital care is provided at Saint Anne’s Hospital, including most surgeries.

The women’s health program supplements the care offered through Saint Anne's Hospital Regional Cancer Center, a comprehensive community-based cancer care program that offers a range of treatments, including medical treatment and radiation therapy.

For a referral, patients should consult with their primary care provider, or call (508) 235-3500 for more information about the women’s health program.

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. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology, and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the ninth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,700 deliveries per year. Women & Infants is a Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, a U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology, and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked number 11 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Medical Schools specialty ranking.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence in Perinatal Biology and in Reproductive Health by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); 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 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network, Neonatal Research Network, and Pelvic Floors Disorders Network, as well as the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group.