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Office Assistant

Many projects and activities required to support our patient care services happen behind the scenes in an office environment. Whether collecting data and statistics for reports, entering information and data into computer software programs, filing and organizing records or providing other clerical support, office assistants are part of administrative teams across the system. We appreciate the level of attention to detail and precision that administrative volunteers bring to departments to support their key functions.

If you possess these skills and are able to make a regular commitment, please complete the Care New England Volunteer Application.

The Gift Shop at Kent Hospital

The gift shop volunteer position includes a variety of duties and responsibilities that requires the applicant to understand inventory in the shop to help the customers. In addition, accuracy, attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills are important.

If you possess these skills and are able to make a regular commitment to at least one or two shifts each week, please complete the Care New England Volunteer Application. You can also email EFish@kentri.org for more information.

Pet Therapy Program at Butler and Memorial Hospitals

Spending time with pets makes us feel good and enriches our lives. The Pet Therapy Program taps the benefits of this interaction to decrease a patient's stress and enhance the health care experience by providing visits with certified therapy dogs trained to work in a hospital environment. Additional benefits of pet therapy are:

  • Positive therapeutic experiences to help minimize the stress of the hospital environment.
  • Support of the overall social, physical, and emotional development of the child.
  • Reduced anxiety and enhanced coping skills by providing a distraction from illness and hospitalization.
  • Increased normalization of the hospital experience by making it more "home-like."
  • Feelings of unconditional love and acceptance.

For more information please email LFoster@carene.org.

Patient and Family Advisory Council

Patient and family centered care is an approach to health care that shapes policies, programs, facility design, and staff day-to-day interactions. It leads to a more informed allocation of resources, better health outcomes, and greater patient and family satisfaction. At Care New England, we embrace the philosophy of patient and family centered care and offer many patient and advisory councils across our hospitals. We understand that our patients, their family members, our community partners and staff have invaluable input that can enhance our professional knowledge and improve the way we provide care for every patient.

For more information or to become a member of one of our councils please contact:

Butler Hospital and Women and Infants Hospital.