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Stroke Care

Setting a New Standard of Care

The Stroke Program at Kent Hospital is committed to providing a comprehensive, state-of-the-art approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Stroke. Increasing community awareness of the signs and symptoms and emergent nature of the stroke. 

Kent Hospital was the second hospital in Rhode Island to receive the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission as a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Program. Kent’s Program has received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart/American Stroke Association for their implementation of evidence-based standards of care. Spaulding Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Kent Hospital is CARF certified, the international quality standards body for rehabilitation services.

Contact Information

Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-7000
P: 1 (800) 892-9291

If you or someone you know has symptoms of Stroke, call 911 immediately.

Every Minute Counts

A stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted. Without oxygen and nutrients from blood, brain tissue starts to die rapidly, resulting in a sudden loss of function. Left undiagnosed or treated, it can result in serious and debilitating injury or loss of life. 

Living with Stroke

People who survive a stroke often suffer serious, long-term disability. Stroke damage can result in paralysis, numbness, imbalance, and difficulty communicating. While there is no way to reverse the effects of stroke, it is possible to regain some function lost. Kent's experienced rehabilitation therapists help stroke survivors restore independent and productive lives. 

Stroke Center Resources

Kent has assembled a team of experienced clinical professionals who work together under nationally recommended guidelines of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to coordinate timely interventions, treatments, and rehabilitation. 

  • Dedicated stroke unit providing a team-centered, multidisciplinary approach to the acute inpatient phase with a unique model of care.
  • Full resources of the Kent Emergency Department available 24/7.
  • A team of clinicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke.
  • Acute intervention including clot-dissolving medications if appropriate.
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to detect stroke and its complications 24/7
  • Patient-centered focus on stroke detection and management across the entire health care spectrum.
  • State-of-the-art CARF accredited Stroke Specialty Program at the Spaulding Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital.
  • Spaulding Outpatient Center at Kent Hospital with three locations - East Greenwich, Providence, and Pawtucket.
  • VNA of Care New England, leaders in-home health care, Stroke Aftercare Program and providers of comprehensive home care services including rehabilitation services. 
  • Case management, including referral and progression to other services.
  • Community education including a monthly Stroke Support Group

Attend our Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Program 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 experienced a stroke, are encouraged to attend.  

For more information please contact Susan Moore, RN, Director, Kent Hospital, or Donna Coppola at (401) 737-7010, ext. 35510/31879 or email / 

Kent Hospital, Trowbridge Building
455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick, RI 02886
Last Wednesday of each month (except December), 1-2:30 p.m.
Email or call (401) 737-7010, ext. 35510