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Release Date: 07/09/2019

 Ed and Katie Cooney Co Chairs
Pictured: Aloha from Hawaii event co-chairs Ed Cooney Jr. and Katie Gilman Cooney
On Thursday, June 13, approximately 275 guests escaped to a seaside celebration for “Aloha from Hawaii,” Kent Hospital’s Polynesian-inspired 2019 signature event, which raised more than $160,000 for the Fund for Kent Hospital.

The event was held at The Dunes Club in Narragansett, RI, and featured authentic Hawaiian music in a tropical setting with beautiful décor provided by Terra Vita Stone and Design and Verity Design. A raffle drawing was also held at the event, with prizes that included a create-your-own dream vacation package, a one-year membership to West Warwick Country Club, and the Rhode Island experience package. The raffle raised more than $7,500 for the Fund for Kent Hospital and the Dr. Oswaldo R. Velis Endowed Fund for Cardiac Care.

“Since opening our doors in 1951, Kent Hospital has grown to meet our patients’ needs. I believe we take great strides every day to look for ways in which we can continue to grow while underscoring our commitment to clinical excellence, quality, and professional development. We are so grateful for the dedication of our event sponsors, which is essential in order for Kent to continue its legacy of care for the community,” said Robert J. Haffey, MBA, MSN, RN, president and chief operating officer at Kent Hospital.

The evening’s contributors included Presenting Sponsor XRA Medical Imaging; The Island of Hawaii Sponsor Centreville Bank; Island of Hawaii sponsors Brentwood Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, and Sunny View Nursing Home; Maui Sponsor Ken Jones Construction; Care New England Leaders Circle Sponsors Cox Business, CVS Health, and XRA Medical Imaging; and many more.

“We are honored to have the support of so many generous sponsors and donors who we thank for their commitment to Kent Hospital and the members of our community,” said Haffey.

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About Kent Hospital

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.

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’s redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees approximately 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.

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Jim Beardsworth
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 31395
E: jbeardsworth@kentri.org