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Kent Hospital, located in Warwick, Rhode Island, provides high quality, compassionate and personalized health care delivered in an interdisciplinary model that involves all members of the health care team.

The Kent Medical Staff represents more than 30 specialty areas. Their credentials include training in leading educational and medical institutions worldwide. The hospital's care team includes more than 2,300 nurses, technical professionals and support staff.

Kent Hospital is an affiliate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) for medical education.

Community Health Needs Assessment Report

Kent Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission

We strive to provide the highest levels of quality and safety in all that we do. We encourage you to discuss any concerns or issues you may have about your care or service with us directly so we may resolve them as quickly as possible. You may also contact The Joint Commission directly via their website, via email at, or via telephone at (630) 792-5000 or 1-800-994-6610.

Accreditations, Awards and Memberships

Healthgrades Awards
America’s 250 Best Hospital AwardTM (2022, 2021, 2020)
Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2022)
Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021)
Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020)
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2020)
Leapfrog Ratings
Leapfrog Logo
Leapfrog Grade B (Fall 2021)
Leapfrog Grade A (Spring 2022)
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification (2023)
Gold Seal_Total Joint Commission
Top 100 Hospitals in the United States by The Solucient Institute (2002-2003)
GEDAP Bronze Seal-1
Approved By
  • RI Medical Society
  • CME Residency Program
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Family Practice Residency Program
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Emergency Medicine Residency Program
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
Affiliated With
  • Salve Regina University
  • University of RI
  • Rhode Island College
  • Northeastern University
  • New England Tech
  • Community College of RI
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Our History
  • Our Values

Kent Hospital is a 359-bed, nonprofit, acute care hospital serving approximately 300,000 residents of Warwick, West Warwick, East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Coventry and parts of North Kingstown, Exeter and Cranston, Rhode Island.

Kent is located on 57 acres in the Toll Gate section of Warwick (11 miles south of Providence) and is the second largest single-site hospital in the state.

Chartered by the State of Rhode Island in 1946, Kent opened with 90 beds in 1951 and expanded in 1960, 1973 and 1981 to keep pace with community growth. Today, Kent provides a full complement of inpatient services including:

  • Cardiology and extended coronary care
  • Infectious disease
  • Primary care
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

In addition, the hospital offers a comprehensive range of outpatient services including cardiac catheterization, chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging and surgery. The hospital also operates an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center and a Wound Recovery Center, and provides laboratory and primary care services at various sites throughout the community.

Kent Hospital has 2,104 employees, a medical staff of 600, a volunteer corps of more than 300 and 327 auxilians.

Kent's Emergency Department (ED) is the second busiest in the state with some 70,000 annual visits. The ED's patient rapid assessment model has dramatically reduced waiting time and overall length of patients visit.

Kent is governed by the 17-member voluntary Care New England Board of Directors drawn from the community it serves. Paari Gopalakrishnan, MD, MBA, is president and chief operating officer of Kent Hospital.


  • Set clear expectations and provide timely feedback and follow-through.
  • Do what you say you’re going to do, and be fair about it.
  • Take ownership of your responsibilities.


  • Acknowledge and respond to the needs and challenges of every person.
  • Create an environment that encourages respect and appreciation.
  • Offer support, information, and hope.


  • Listen and value each person’s voice.
  • Ask “How can I help?”
  • Support the work of each team and each team member.

Senior Leadership Team

Paari Gopalakrishnan, MD, MBA

Paari Gopalakrishnan, MD, MBA, president and chief operating officer of Kent Hospital and previously served as the chief medical officer for Kent Hospital.

Thomas D. Wold, DO, MS

Thomas D. Wold, DO, MS, chief medical officer of Kent Hospital. Dr. Wold has an extensive background in healthcare, which will be a tremendous asset to Kent Hospital’s patient population, staff, and the community of Rhode Island.

Sherri Sprague, MHA, BSN, RN, CENP

Sherri Sprague, MHA, BSN, RN, CENP, is the interim Chief Nursing Officer at Kent Hospital.  She previously served as Associate Chief and Nurse Director for Kent’s Emergency Department.   

James Burke, CPA

James M. Burke, CPA, is vice president of finance of Kent Hospital. With more than 25 years of health care finance experience, Jim has served in various leadership positions in finance for Kent Hospital and Care New England since 2001, including vice president of accounting.

Dean Carlson, MS, SHRM-SCP

Dean R. Carlson is senior human resources director for Kent Hospital and also oversees the organizational development function & learning management system for Care New England.

Kent County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

  • History and Mission
  • Auxiliary Officers 2015-2017
  • Fundraising Activities
  • Hospitality Shop
  • Hours of Operation

In January 1951, a nucleus of 35 women became the original members of the Kent County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. As Frances P. Hammond, the first president said, “We are thankful as a group that there is a hospital in Kent County and we pledge our support.” From these humble words the Auxiliary emerged as the Hospital’s number one champion and supporter and one of its most important fund-raisers.

The commitment that Frances Hammond pledged nearly 65 years ago is alive and well today. The Auxiliary’s mission remains unchanged: To promote and advance the welfare of Kent Hospital. We continue the commitment for those who have gone before us as we continue to advance and promote the quality care that is delivered to our patients every day by the thousands of people dedicated to Kent Hospital’s mission.


To join the Auxiliary or to participate in any upcoming Auxiliary sponsored events please download the membership application.

Auxiliary Membership Application

President, Diane Scott
Vice President, Mary Jane Sweetland
Treasurer, Marilyn Tarbox
Recording Secretary, Gail Groves
Corresponding Secretary, Margaret Andersen
Membership Chairperson, Gail Delmonico

Other members of the Executive Board include:

Janice Caianiello, Patricia Carden, Patricia Carll, Donna Mae Clare, Donna Coppola, Joyce Criscione, Susan Crossley, Louella Shelba Dujon, Judith Elliott, Julie Goulet, Judy Laurence, Jean Ray, and Jean Woodcock.

Since 1951, the Auxiliary has donated well over $7 million in support of hospital programs and services. Previous major gifts have contributed to the hospital’s building and renovating of the Ambulatory Services Pavilion, Infusion Center, Women’s Diagnostic Imaging Center, Sleep Lab, Emergency Department, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and Dialysis Unit. The Auxiliary has helped to purchase vascular, dialysis, cardiac, orthopedic, pharmaceutical and diagnostic imaging equipment, as well as patient beds, hospital vans, educational materials and more. Auxilians tirelessly volunteer thousands of hours to the hospital and act as ambassadors to the surrounding communities. We raise funds from the proceeds of the Hospitality Shop, the gift shop that is run by the Auxiliary and staffed mainly by volunteers, as well as other fundraising activities. The Auxiliary’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 10, 2017. This very successful fundraiser will once again be held at the Potowomut Golf Club.

The Auxiliary operates The Hospitality Shop, which is located inside the main entrance of Kent Hospital. Our shop is staffed with volunteers who are always willing to help with a smile. All of the proceeds from the shop are donated to Kent Hospital for patient care. With our help, the Ambulatory Services Pavilion, Infusion Center, Sleep Lab, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Women’s Diagnostic Imaging Center have been built. The Emergency Department, Cardiac Unit and Dialysis Unit have been refurbished, among many other projects.

We have a wonderful jewelry selection, including ALEX AND ANI and JOHN MEDEIROS, and a full line of VERA BRADLEY and SPARTINA, as well as beautiful women's scarves, ponchos and accessories. Our baby gifts and clothes are adorable. We have sports items for all fans, novelty items for men, fresh flowers and a great selection of greeting cards. Of course, we also offer candy including SWEENORS. YANKEE CANDLES and accessories complement our extensive home decor, which includes many seasonal items. Payments can be made with cash, credit or gift cards.

Monday—Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 - 8:00 p.m.
(Closed on major holidays)