About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital

Press Release

Kent Hospital’s Fourth Class of Resident Physicians Honored at Graduation Ceremony
06/23/2014

Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the graduation of its fourth class of residents who have completed the Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs. A new fellowship program in Gastroenterology was also announced, with two fellows enrolled. The graduation ceremony took place Thursday, June 19, 2014 and also recognized Kent Hospital's honorary award recipients. Fifty percent of this year's graduating class will stay at Kent and Care New England, helping to ease Rhode Island's physician shortage. This is a distinct accomplishment for physician retention here in Rhode Island.

"I am extremely proud of the success of this year's graduates and with the growth of Kent's GME programs to date," said Sandra Coletta, COO Care New England, president and CEO of Kent Hospital. "These new doctors will go on to help shape the face of health care locally and beyond, with roots here at Care New England. Congratulations on your accomplishments."

"Graduate Medical Education at Kent continues to grow and gain national recognition," said Joseph Spinale, DO, FACC, senior vice president, chief medical officer and director of medical education at Kent. "As we say goodbye to one class and welcome another, we do so with pride and confidence knowing that we are helping prepare these physicians for a long career in caring for their patients and the community. As they grow, so does our program, better for each person who has been a part of it."

Gastroenterology Fellowship

Kent Hospital is welcoming two fellows into its new Gastroenterology Fellowship Program: Autumn Paige Hines, DO, originally from Jonesville, VA, class of 2014 graduate from Kent Hospital's internal medicine residency program and Zachary Garner, DO, originally from Medina, OH, graduate from the internal medicine residency program at Largo Medical Center in Largo, FL.

The Kent Hospital Gastroenterology Fellowship is a three year program affiliated with University Gastroenterology in East Greenwich, RI, under the medical direction of Drs. Angela Fishman, DO, program director, and Eric Berthiaume, MD, associate program director. Fellows complete the majority of rotations at Kent Hospital, which include a minimum of 18 months clinical activity. Additionally, fellows undergo traditional inpatient and outpatient consultation experience, supplemented by conferences and lecture sessions, as well as intensive endoscopic training.

2014 Graduating Class

The graduates, who comprise the fourth graduating class include: McKaila Allcorn, DO,Emergency Medicine; Katie Chapman, DO, Emergency Medicine; Nicole Coleman, DO, Emergency Medicine; Rebecca Ondrus, DO, Emergency Medicine; Jessica Pelkey-Blum, DO, Emergency Medicine; Nichole S. Supple, DO, MS, Emergency Medicine; Elizabeth Jasolosky, DO, Family Medicine; Megan Johnson, DO, Family Medicine; Erika Line-Nitu, DO, Family Medicine; Autumn Paige Hines, DO, Internal Medicine; Christopher Palmer, DO,Internal Medicine; and Christopher Peters, DO, Internal Medicine.

McKaila Allcorn, DO, originally from Tahlequah, OK, graduating from Kent Hospital's emergency medicine program, will be moving to Lincoln City, Oregon to join Samaritan North Hospital as an attending emergency medicine physician. Katie Chapman, DO, originally from Harrisville, OH graduating from Kent Hospital's emergency medicine residency program, will be staying in the Care New England Family, to work at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, RI, as an attending emergency medicine physician. Nicole Coleman, DO, originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL, graduating from Kent Hospital's emergency medicine residency program, will be staying in the Care New England Family, to work at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, RI, as an attending emergency medicine physician. Rebecca Ondrus, DO, chief emergency medicine resident ,originally from central Florida, graduating from Kent Hospital's emergency medicine residency program, will be staying in the Care New England family, to work at Kent Hospital as an attending emergency medicine physician. Jessica Pelkey-Blum, DO, originally from Dalton, MA graduating from Kent Hospital's emergency medicine residency program, will be moving to western Massachusetts to join Berkshire Medical Center as an attending emergency medicine physician. Nichole Supple, DO, MS, chief emergency medicine resident, originally from Rochester, NY, graduating from Kent Hospital's emergency medicine residency program, will be moving to Rochester, NY to join Rochester General Hospital as an attending emergency medicine physician.

Elizabeth Jasolowsky, DO, academic chief of family medicine residency, originally from Bayonne, NJ, plans to work locally and enter into other academic pursuits. Megan Johnson, DO, administrative chief of family medicine residency, originally from Mountain Lakes, NJ, will be relocating to South Portland, ME, to pursue a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine. Erika Line-Nitu, DO, originally from Transylvania, Romania, graduating from Kent Hospital's family medicine residency program, will be practicing outpatient medicine with St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA.

Autumn Paige Hines, DO, originally from Jonesville, VA, graduating from Kent Hospital's internal medicine residency program, will be staying in the Care New England family, as one of two fellows in Kent's new Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. Christopher Palmer, DO, chief internal medicine resident, originally from Rumford, ME, will be staying in the Care New England Family, working as a Hospitalist at Kent Hospital.Christopher Peters, DO, originally from New Port Richey, FL, graduating from Kent Hospital's internal medicine residency program, will be staying in the Care New England family, joining the internal medicine practice of Drs. Charles Cronin and Herbert Brennan, in East Greenwich, RI.

Interns- Kent Hospital is also welcoming 14 incoming interns to the GME Program

Emergency Medicine: Andrew Bergeson, DO, Bountiful, UT, ATSU-SOMA School of Medicine; T. Shaine Forsythe, DO, Smithfield, VA, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Christopher Peters, DO, Willmar, MN, Des Moines University School of Medicine; Gianna Petrone, DO, Cranston, RI, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; Garrett Pluym, DO, Kieler, WI, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Pamela Schwendy, DO, Towson, MD, TOURO University College of Osteopathic Medicine, CA; and Kaitlyn Smith, DO, Pittsburgh, PA, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Family Medicine: John Chece, DO, Lincoln, RI, TOURO University College of Osteopathic Medicine, NV; Sarah Johnstone, DO, Haslett, MI, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Binu Oien, DO, North Reading, MA, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Jamie Weissberger, DO, West Palm Beach, FL, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton.

Internal Medicine: Rachel Biancuzzo, DO, Barrington, RI, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; Regina Sutskever, DO, Brooklyn, NY, TOURO University College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY; and John Sullivan, DO, Waterford, CT, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Kent Hospital is a major teaching affiliate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Graduate Medical Education at Kent started in 2008 and currently has 44 residents and two fellows enrolled. Kent Hospital is proud to provide physician residents from across the country with the clinical expertise they will need to carry on their careers in medicine.

Back
Kent Hospital
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices