Care New England Newsroom Care New England Health System (CNE) was formed in February 1996 by founding members Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Women & Infants Hospital. In February 1999, the Care New England Wellness Center opened in Warwick, RI. In June 1999, Kent County Visiting Nurse Association became a member of CNE, changing it's name to VNA of Care New England. In 2000, HealthTouch, Inc., a private duty nursing service, joined the division. Recent press releases
Governor Appoints Dennis Keefe to Co-Chair Medicaid Working Group
Governor Gina M. Raimondo has named Care New England CEO Dennis Keefe as co-chair of a working group of health care professionals, patient advocates, businesspeople and other policy leaders focused on addressing the structural challenges facing Rhode Island's Medicaid system. Press Release
Clinician Named Inspirational Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Kate Lally, MD, FACP, has been named an inspirational leader in hospice and palliative medicine under the age of 40 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Dr. Lally is one of the physicians recognized by her peers for innovation in and dedication to the medical specialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and AAHPM.
The Stroke Center at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This is the fifth consecutive year Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for its ongoing commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally-recognized guidelines.