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Kent Hospital's Annual Skin Screening.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers; more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the U.S. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. Kent Hospital is offering a free skin screening on Monday, May 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Breast Health Center
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Kent Hospital’s Breast Health Center and Women’s Care Center Host Spring Fashion Show.
The Kent Hospital Breast Health Center and Women’s Care Center are hosting a spring fashion show and luncheon, "April in Paris.”
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Kent Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission .
Kent Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.
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Breast Health Center Providing Radioactive Seed Localization Procedure.
The Breast Health Center at Kent Hospital now offers patients radioactive seed localization, a state-of-the-art technique that vastly improves the pre and post-operative experience for patients and providers.
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Recent News and Press Releases.

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Kent Hospital Women's Care Center Nurse Leaders Present at Conference.
Kent Hospital nurse leaders recently took part in a national perinatal leadership forum in Dallas, Texas. Jean Salera-Vieira, advanced nurse clinician/perinatal CNS, Kent Hospital, presented the topic, Improving Safety Through Collaboration: The Interdisciplinary Perinatal Practice Committee.
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Kent Hospital to Educate EMS Community on Angioplasty STEMI.
Kent Hospital will host an education program for RI EMS discussing 12-Lead EKG recognition of STEMI-Emergency Angioplasty Service on Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., in the Doctors' Auditorium.
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Frigid Temperatures Prompt Reminders from Kent Hospital on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
Kent Hospital’s Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers a few steps to prevent a tragic carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in your home or the homes of your friends and family. Kent Hospital is Rhode Island’s largest hyperbaric medicine facility, and the only hospital offering 24-hour emergency hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the region.
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Coventry Nurse Recognized with Kent Hospital DAISY Award.
Kent Hospital recently chose a Coventry nurse from its Psychiatric Care Unit, (PCU), as the January 2016 DAISY Award recipient. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the above-and-beyond efforts performed by nurses every day.
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The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Receives Three Year Accreditation for Excellence in Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.
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.
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Care New England Cardiovascular Care to Host Second Annual Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Community Forum for Patients.
Care New England Cardiovascular Care along with the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England will offer its second annual educational forum, free to the community on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.
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Kent Seeking Members For Patient Family Advisory Council.
Kent Hospital has developed a Patient and Family Advisory Council to work with hospital leadership, clinical staff, patients and/or families to help enhance the patient-hospital relationship.
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Kent Hospital's Lisa Gould MD, PhD, FACS, Published in Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Kent Hospital’s Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, FACS, medical director of the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, has published a clinical research study in the distinguished Journal of the American College of Surgeons exploring new treatments in healing skin graft wounds.
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Kent Hospital's Fifth Class of Resident Physicians Honored at Graduation Ceremony: Incoming Interns Welcomed, Research Awards Announced.
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the graduation of its fifth class of residents who have completed the Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs. The graduation ceremony took place Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Quidnesset Country Club.
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Kent Hospital Celebrates 60 Years of Serving the Community.
Kent Hospital is celebrating its 60th anniversary in May and with this milestone the hospital, staff and community have seen this institution grow tremendously all while remaining dedicated to quality patient care, excellence in medicine and to all those we serve.
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Kent Hospital Welcomes New Chief of Anesthesia.
Kent Hospital is pleased to welcome Vijay Sudheendra, M.D., who will serve as chief of anesthesia. Dr. Sudheendra also serves as chairman of anesthesia at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center, both in Providence, RI, and is president of Narragansett Bay Anesthesia.
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Kent Hospital Receives NICHE Designation.
Kent Hospital announced it has received distinction as a NICHE Hospital (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designating its commitment to elder care excellence as determined by thorough review and evaluation by an independent and international review panel focused on improving elder care.
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Kent Hospital Names Denise M. Arcand, MD President of Medical Staff.
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce Denise M. Arcand, M.D., of West Warwick, RI, has been appointed as the 47th president of the Kent Hospital medical staff. Arcand succeeds Herbert J. "Hub" Brennan, DO, of East Greenwich, RI, who has served as medical staff president since 2013.
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Kent Hospital Honors Employee Service at Annual Awards Recognition Dinner.
Kent Hospital is proud to announce the recipients of this year's employee service awards. The hospital honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at its annual employee awards banquet, held at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI. These 261 employees have given a remarkable 4335 years of collective service to Kent Hospital.
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Kent Congratulates Dr. Bruce Koplan on Cutting Edge Treatment.
Kent Hospital congratulates Bruce A. Koplan MD, MPH, FACC, on being the first to implant a new subcutaneous heart device in patients at risk of cardiac arrest. Dr. Koplan, along with other Brigham and Women's cardiologists implanted three of the new devices late last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
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Kent Hospital Celebrates First Graduate of Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Kent Hospital is pleased to recognize Dr. Austin Nguyen as the first graduate of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Kent Hospital.
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Kent Hospital Auxiliary Reaches $1 Million Pledge.
The Kent Hospital Auxiliary has reached its $1 million pledge made to the hospital to help support important clinical services and advancements.
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Kent Holds Ground Breaking for New Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Office Building.
Kent Hospital today held a ceremonial ground breaking for its new 60,000 square foot, Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Office Building. Kent president and CEO Sandra Coletta was joined by local and state officials for the event that will mark a construction project estimated to last just under two years.
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East Greenwich Doctor Named to International Medical Panel.
Rhode Island physician Herbert J. "Hub" Brennan, DO, and Kent Hospital Medical Staff president, was appointed to the International Medical Panel of the Federation Internationale de Motcyclisme (FIM) at its Annual Congress on November 24, 2014 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
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Center for Surgical Weight Loss Announces New Women & Infants Site for Info Sessions.
The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England is pleased to announce that it will now offer free public information sessions at Women & Infants Hospital. The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Care New England is aimed at helping patients who suffer from obesity and other weight-related diseases obtain optimal weight and a healthier lifestyle. Surgical weight loss procedures include the lap band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
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Kent Hospital Receives State Approval to Perform Coronary Angioplasty.
Care New England has received approval from the Rhode Island Department of Health to develop and implement a coronary angioplasty program at Kent Hospital in Warwick. Patients in Kent and Washington Counties will see risk of death reduced by nearly 10 percent.
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Care New England Joins National Initiative to Help Health Care Providers Honor Patients' Wishes for End of Life Care.
Care New England Health System (the parent company of Butler, Kent and Women & Infants hospitals, the VNA of Care New England, and the Care New England Wellness Center) has joined with five other pioneering organizations to support a new effort by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to better prepare health care providers to receive and respect patients' wishes about end-of-life care. The initiative is a critical companion to The Conversation Project, which launched nationwide last month.
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Kent Hospital to Host Annual Skin Screening.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers; more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the U.S. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. To assist the public in spotting potential skin cancers, Kent Hospital is offering a free skin screening on Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the hospital's Ambulatory Surgery Center.
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Kent Hospital Announces New Pharmacy Residency Program.
Kent Hospital has established a pharmacy residency program affiliated with the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. The hospital's first class of pharmacists began in July and will take part in a one year residency offering competency development in a broad area of pharmacy practice.
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Kent Hospital Opens New Cardiac Catheterization Lab Honoring Dr. Robert Baute, Past President, Paved Way for Program.
Kent Hospital dedicated the newly constructed, Robert E. Baute, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, on Tuesday, October 25.
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Kent Hospital’s Women’s Care Center Receives Baby-Friendly Designation.
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce that its Women's Care Center has recently received the prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® Designated birth facility.
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Kent Hospital and East Greenwich Drug Program to Host Opioid Forum for Community Residents.
Kent Hospital, in conjunction with the East Greenwich Drug Program, will host an opioid forum, Unscripted, highlighting the nation's opioid crisis on Thursday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Westminster Unitarian Church, in East Greenwich.
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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.