Kent Hospital is Rhode Island’s largest community hospital, serving a population area of more than 300,000. With 359 beds, it has 2,400 staff members and a medical staff of some 600 physicians in 31 specialties. Kent offers advanced medical and surgical care and the latest clinical technology and information systems. Services include a primary stroke care center, an accredited community cancer center and a medical inpatient rehabilitation center. The Wound Recovery Center is a 24-hour regional referral facility for hyperbaric medicine. Kent operates the state’s second largest emergency department, serving some 60,000 patients a year, including nearly 8,000 pediatric cases. The department completed a major expansion in 2005 which doubled its former size. The new facilities include dedicated decontamination, trauma, minor surgery, cardiac, pediatric, isolation and observation facilities as well as digital imaging and state-of-the-art information systems. Kent is a Care New England hospital.