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Cardiology | ICD 10 Patient and Family Support Group

This support group occurs twice per year. Our cardiology patient support group focuses on individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The support group is open to all patients with ICDs in Rhode Island along with members of their family. Bruce A. Koplan, MD, MPH, FACC, director of cardiac arrhythmia service at Kent Hospital and a member of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Kent leads the support group along with other CNE experts. 

Topics include: Living with your device, managing your health, exercise, and more. Advanced registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please contact the cardiology team at (401) 737-7010, x32880 or by email to

The Stroke Center

The Stroke Center at Kent Hospital is pleased to host a monthly stroke support group for stroke survivors and caregivers on the last Wednesday of the month. Each month a new guest speaker will be discussing concerns regarding stroke.

 All members of the community who have survived a stroke, are at risk of a stroke or are caregivers for someone who has undergone a stroke, are encouraged to attend. 

For more information please contact Julie Fierro, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator, at (401) 737-7010, ext. 31726 or email

Amputee Support Group

Kent and Memorial hospitals along with the New England Amputee Association is pleased to announce a free informational group meeting for amputees and their families on the last Wednesday of the month.

New England Amputee Association's mission is to reach out to people with limb loss and provide a supportive environment where information and experiences are shared and friendships are formed.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Kent Hospital is pleased offer a free breast cancer support group that meets every second Thursday of the month, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. It is an informal, ongoing group, bringing people together to share their experiences and problems related to cancer and to provide one another with comfort and help. Please use the Imaging Center entrance located next to Kent's Emergency Department, 455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick, RI.

The Breast Health Center at Kent is committed to providing its patients with access to the best possible care in this region. Instead of traveling to Boston, or even Providence, those seeking expert medical advice and cutting-edge treatment can find it at The Breast Health Center at Kent.