St. Elizabeth's Home, Melissa Huggins, Andy Coutu

Saint Elizabeth Home receives award.

Saint Elizabeth Home
has received the My InnerView "Excellence in Action" award. The award is presented annually to homes that achieve outstanding customer and employee satisfaction. This survey gauges the satisfaction of customers and provides excellent feedback to staff. “We are committed to excellence and are grateful to be a recipient of the Excellence in Action Award," said Administrator Matt Trimble. "It is the fourth year in a row that we have received this recognition.”

To receive the award, Saint Elizabeth Home scored in the top 10 percent of qualifying facilities in terms of respondents rating the facility as “excellent,” both when asked the question “What is your recommendation of this facility to others?” and “What is your recommendation of this facility as a place to work?”
As a recipient of the award, Saint Elizabeth Home is recognized for its commitment to continuous quality improvement and successfully making quality a priority to better serve the needs of customers and employees.

Urogynecologist Melissa Huggins, MD, of East Greenwich, has joined the staff of Women & Infants Hospital’s Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. She sees patients at the Women & Infants Center for Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in Providence.

A graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Huggins completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, CA, during which time she was awarded the Stanford Medical Student Teaching Award and was selected as a Felix Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  Dr. Huggins completed her fellowship training in urogynecology at the Ostergard Female Urology and Gynecology Partnership at Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Huggins treats a broad range of pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, painful bladder syndromes like interstitial cystitis, chronic cystitis, bowel incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. For information or an appointment, call 401-453-7650 or visit womenandinfants.org.

Company owned by EG's Andy Coutu honored: R&D Technologies, Inc., of North Kingstown, a reseller of the Objet Geometries line of 3D printing systems for high-resolution, multi-material rapid prototyping serving the manufacturing, consumer product, medical device, education, defense, and industrial markets throughout New England, received the “2011 Outstanding Dealer” award from Objet Geometries, Ltd.

The award, which was presented at the 2012 North American Dealer Conference held last month at the Westin Hotel in the Cayman Islands, recognizes R&D Technologies among the top 6 dealers in North America for over-achieving its sales quota for the past 12 months, surpassing 13 other dealers throughout the continent.  

R&D President Andy Coutu and General Manager Justin Coutu accepted the award on behalf of their company. “We are honored to receive this award, and thank our talented and dedicated employee team for helping to make this happen,” said Andy Coutu. “Since 1998, Objet has remained a world leader in high quality, cost-effective 3D rapid printing systems and is continually innovating to serve the industry’s needs for more materials and capabilities. We believe Objet offers simply the best solution for rapid prototyping and look forward to bringing this technology into the hands of our R&D customers throughout New England both now and in the future.”


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