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Release Date: 12/03/2015

Kent Hospital is pleased to announce The Rehabilitation Center at Kent has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for a period of three years, for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for Adults and Stroke Specialty Program.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Accreditation by CARF is a sign of quality and is an important consideration in patient decision making.

"This accreditation from CARF International proves that the Rehabilitation Center at Kent is dedicated to making our rehabilitation services among the best in the region," said Michael J. Dacey, MD, MS, FACP, president and chief operating officer, Kent Hospital. "This achievement is an indication of Kent's dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of our patients."

An on-site survey at Kent Hospital was conducted recently by a team of expert practitioners selected by CARF. Kent demonstrated that it conformed to a series of internationally recognized CARF standards. The survey report found that The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital has strengths in many areas including: rehabilitation leadership, dedicated and experienced staff, and education provided through the monthly Stroke Support Group.

The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital consists of a 20-bed inpatient program. Commonly treated diagnoses include:

  • Stroke.
  • Spinal cord injury.
  • Brain injury.
  • Amputations.
  • Arthritis.
  • Trauma.
  • Fractures and joint replacements.
  • General surgery recovery.

Kent Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation in East Greenwich, RI, offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program using physical, occupational and speech therapists. For more information, please visit The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital.

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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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