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
W&I Receives National Women's Choice Award for Breast Health
Women & Infants earns its second Women's Choice designation for 2015 with the Women's Choice Award for its Breast Health Center. This evidence-based designation identifies the country's best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.
The Stroke Center at Memorial Receives Award
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.
Memorial Providing Narcan to Overdose Patients
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, has started distributing naloxone, more commonly referred to as Narcan, to patients who are being treated for a drug overdose or are at risk for an overdose in its Emergency Department.
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