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Care New England Health System
Care New England Health System

About Care New England

Dennis D. Keefe
President and CEO of Care New England

Dennis Keefe


Dennis D. Keefe is president and Chief Executive Officer of Care New England, a Rhode Island health care system comprised of Butler, Kent and Women & Infants hospitals, VNA of Care New England, its affiliate, HealthTouch, Inc., and the Care New England Wellness Center. Full Bio

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Care New England Health System (CNE) was formed in February 1996 by founding members Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Care New England serves the southeastern New England community.

In June 1999, Kent County Visiting Nurse Association became a member of the Care New England family, and later that year announced its name change to VNA of Care New England. In 2000, HealthTouch, Inc., a private duty nursing service, joined the division. Today, VNA of Care New England provides a broad spectrum of home health and hospice services.

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island joined Care New England in September of 2013.

Care New England's strengths are based on complementary programs and distinctive competencies of our partner hospitals and agencies. Butler offers expertise in behavioral health and substance abuse. Kent provides a full cadre of primary and secondary acute care services. Women & Infants specializes in the health needs of women and newborn children. VNA of Care New England provides a spectrum of home health, hospice and private duty nursing services. And, our Care New England Wellness Center offers an array of rehabilitation, wellness, fitness and educational programs. As a result, Care New England is well positioned to transition into the new era of health care delivery with a high quality continuum of care.

Care New England is dedicated to the advancement of medical education and research. Butler Hospital serves as the principal teaching affiliate for psychiatry and human behavior for Brown Medical School, Women & Infants is Brown's primary affiliate in obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, and Kent is affiliated with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Care New England by the numbers (fiscal year 2013):
  • 6,880 employees
  • 1,193 active medical staff
  • 643 licensed beds, 170 bassinets
  • 22,739 surgical procedures
  • 9,360 births
  • 95,503 emergency room visits
  • 205,001 inpatient days
  • $7,131,790 year-end operating income


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