Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island’s second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island. Kent Hospital was identified as a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, indicating that its patient safety ratings are in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals. Kent is one of only 263 hospitals in the country to receive this designation and the only hospital in Rhode Island. A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent Hospital is Rhode Island’s largest hyperbaric medicine facility and the only hospital offering 24- hour emergency hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the region. Kent’s recently redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees close to 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It is also the first and only hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.