|Care New England Health System|
|Location||Providence, Rhode Island, United States|
|Lists||Hospitals in Rhode Island|
Kent Hospital was chartered by the State of Rhode Island in 1946, and was opened in 1951 with 90 beds. It was expanded in 1960, 1973, and 1981 in response to rapid community growth. In 1996, Kent Hospital joined with Butler Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital to create the Care New England Health System in order to continually improve the health and well-being of the people in the communities they serve.
Kent Hospital is the second-largest single site hospital in the state, and is located just 11 miles south of Providence, RI. More than 2,300 employees, a medical staff of 600, a volunteer corp of 250 and 350 auxiliary members work in the hospital, which currently has 359 beds. The staff handles over 18,000 surgical procedures, 140,000 radiology procedures, and more than 1 million laboratory tests per year. The Emergency Services Department, the second busiest in the state, handles approximately 60,000 visits annually.
The hospital offers specialty services such as a multidisciplinary Wound Recovery Center and a cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons.
Kent Hospital employs innovative approaches to the recruitment and retention of nurses. Its unique collaboration program with Salve Regina University brings baccalaureate classes on-site for Kent nurses.
Kent is also a teaching affiliate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (located in Biddeford, Maine) and offers residency programs in emergency medicine and family practice.
Sandra L. Coletta is President and Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew M. Erickson is the Chairman of the 28-member board.