Kent Hospital offers support groups for various medical conditions. The hospital also maintains contact with other community organizations, which provide similar services. If you wish to obtain information on a specific program or group, please contact our Public Relations Department or check our visual calendar.
Care New England ICD Support Group
A cardiology patient support group that focuses on individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The support group is open to all patients with ICDs in Rhode Island and their families. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is encouraged.
Bruce A. Koplan MD, MPH, FACC, director of cardiac arrhythmia service at Care New England and a member of Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England, leads the support group. The purpose of this group is to educate patients with ICDs and their family members on coping with these devices.
This is an opportunity for patients with ICDs, and family members to ask Care New England professionals questions and to meet other patients and share their experiences. The support group is held twice a year.
For more information or to register please contact: Sue Bartos Sbartos@KentRI.org or 401-737-7000 ext.: 31650. For more information on Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England, please log on to www.carenewengland.org/cardiology
Kent Hospital Stroke Support Group
The Kent Hospital Stroke Support Group is open to all members of the community, who have survived a stroke, are at risk of a stroke, or are caregivers for someone who has undergone a stroke. It is held on the last Wednesday of every month from 1- 2:30 p.m. in the Trowbridge Building (adjacent to Kent Hospital) in rooms 102/103. It is free. For more information or questions, please contact the Kent Hospital Stroke Center at 401-737-7010, ext. 35510, or email SMoore@kentri.org.