Established in 1951, Kent Hospital is a 359-bed, nonprofit, acute care hospital serving approximately 300,000 residents of Rhode Island. Kent Hospital is located on 57 acres in the Toll Gate section of Warwick (11 miles south of Providence) and is the second largest hospital in the state. Kent Hospital is a member of the Care New England Health System, which includes Butler, Kent, Memorial, Women & Infants hospitals, the VNA of Care New England and the Care New England Wellness Center.
Michael J. Dacey, MD, MS, FACP, is president and chief operating officer of Kent Hospital. The hospital has 2,104 employees, a medical staff of 600, a volunteer corps of 500, and 327 auxiliary members. At Care New England, we put the patient and their families at the center of all we do.
A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and fellowships in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, and Gastroenterology.Mission: to be your partner in health.
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 was also the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.
Our vision is to create a community of healthier people. In our day-to-day interactions with patients and each other, our actions and decisions are guided by the following values (ACT):
Accountability: Set clear expectations and provide timely feedback and follow-through. Do what you say you're going to do, and be fair about it. Take ownership of your responsibilities.
Caring: Acknowledge and respond to the needs and challenges of every person. Create an environment that encourages respect and appreciation. Offer support, information, and hope.
Teamwork: Listen and value each person's voice. Ask "how can I help?" Support the work of each team and each team member.