Kent Hospital is celebrating its 60th anniversary in May and with this milestone the hospital, staff and community have seen this institution grow tremendously all while remaining dedicated to quality patient care, excellence in medicine and to all those we serve.
Today, Kent provides a full complement of in and out patient services. It is leading the way with cutting edge practices in hyperbaric oxygen treatment, hypothermia treatment for cardiac patients, saving lives with the award-winning stroke program, innovative response teams addressing sepsis, and more. The doors recently opened on The Breast Health Center at Kent, which provides a unique collaboration between Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital and a new ambulatory surgery center is in the works. Kent is also home to a graduate medical education program with osteopathic residency programs in emergency, family and internal medicine and a new hyperbaric medicine fellowship program.
“During the past 60 years Kent Hospital has made a tremendous impact on the region,” said Sandra Coletta, president and CEO. “From small beginnings to where we are today and where we are heading in the next 60 years, Kent has always been there for our families, friends, our neighbors – our patients. I am proud of the traditions here at Kent that have shaped and defined our growth and our role as an important member in the community. As we continue to grow so will our commitment to all we serve and all who work here at Kent Hospital. Thank you for helping to make Kent Hospital what it has become today.”
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.