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 compliment of inpatient services including:
- Cardiology and extended coronary care.
- Infectious disease.
- Primary care.
- Obstetrics and gynecology.
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. Michael J. Dacey, MD, MS, FACP, is president and chief operating officer of Kent Hospital.