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Robert Haffey
Robert J. Haffey, MBA, MSN, RN

Robert J. Haffey, MBA, MSN, RN, is president and chief operating officer of Kent Hospital. Haffey comes to Kent after serving as the president of Springfield, PA-based Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Taylor Hospital, and Crozer Keystone Health System Ambulatory Care Services since 2014. His efforts during his tenure resulted in financial stability, recruitment of key specialty physicians, and an increased referral base. Haffey’s five years of bedside nursing experience also give him an important understanding of hospital operations.

Darcy Abbott, RN

Darcy Abbott, RN, has been named interim chief nursing officer at Kent, effective immediately. Darcy most recently served as associate chief nursing officer here. Prior to that, she served as director of ambulatory applied care technology at South Coast Health Network and was administrative director of surgical and ambulatory services at The Miriam Hospital, a Magnet-designated facility.

Throughout her career, Darcy has always maintained a focus on outcome-driven practices, the importance of mentoring, and ongoing academic training and excellence. She has also been a frequent presenter at national conferences on a variety of clinical topics spanning the full range of hospital-based care. She received her bachelors of science in nursing and masters of science in health services administration from Salve Regina University. This fall she will begin her doctor of nursing program.

James Burke
James Burke

Vice President Finance, Medical Surgical Hospitals for Care New England
(401) 737-7010, ext, 31200
jmburke@carene.org