Care New England Expands Services in South County to Make Healthcare Easily Accessible to Patients Throughout the State of Rhode Island
(Providence, RI) – In an effort to make a variety of healthcare services easily accessible to patients across the state of Rhode Island, including those who live in South County, Care New England has opened additional programs and clinics at its current South County location, located at 49 South County Commons Way, South Kingstown, RI. Among the programs and services that have now been expanded in South County are behavioral health, women’s healthcare and surgical weight loss.
To offer care to people with behavioral health and addiction issues, Butler Hospital will offer recovery stabilization services to patients in South County and throughout Rhode Island, at its new facility, located at 20 Commons Corner Way, Building 12 in Wakefield, RI.
Butler Hospital’s newly expanded programs in South County are designed to offer much needed assistance against the opioid addiction epidemic, and includes Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for substance use, medication assisted therapy, early recovery groups, outpatient therapy, and outpatient psychiatry. For more information, please visit https://www.butler.org/services/outpatient/alcohol-and-drug-intensive-outpatient.
“Butler Hospital and Care New England have recognized the need in South County for behavioral health and substance use treatment. We are very excited to relocate the Meadows Edge services to this very convenient location, and also bring new programming to South County,” said Jennifer Healey, Executive Director of Ambulatory and Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at Butler Hospital and Care New England.
In addition, in an effort to provide easy access to women’s healthcare, and to create a more comprehensive women’s health center in South County, Women & Infants Hospital and Kent Hospital, is expanding breast health services, urogynecology, prenatal services and other world-class programs in its South County location.
The Care New England Center for Health has opened a Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor clinic in South County, at 49 South County Commons Way in South Kingstown, to offer a full spectrum of women’s care to patients located in the southern part of the state. Many women face personal health problems that impair their quality of life. Most of these conditions are unique to women such as urinary incontinence and genital prolapse. This new location will make it easier to receive a consultation closer to home, for many.
Care New England has built a focus around medicine for patients who may be a higher risk for breast diseases and cancers, with the High Risk Breast Program. This program offers such services as close examination and imaging of higher density breast tissues, and other factors that may genetically increase chances of being affected by breast disease. Team members from this program in Warwick and Providence will now also be available in this South County location, in the hopes that patients will seek care the more convenient it is.
Also, recently, Care New England’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss has opened an additional office at 49 South County Commons Way, where Dr. Jeannine Giovanni, Director of Bariatric Surgery, Care New England and Dr. Lindsay Tse, Bariatric Surgeon, Care New England, provide patients in South County with easier access to surgical weight loss consultation and treatment. For more information, please visit https://www.carenewengland.org/bariatric/.
“Opening an office in South County, makes it so much easier for our patients who live in this area of the state, to see us, talk with us, and receive treatment in an environment in which they feel comfortable. Anyone who’s struggling with weight issues needs to be able to take their power back, to live their best life, and that’s what we’re here to help them do,” Dr. Giovanni said. “If there’s anything we at Care New England can do to make things easier on patients, we want to do that.”
About Care New England Care New England Health System is a trusted organization that fuels the latest advances in medical research, attracts the nation’s top specialty-trained doctors, hones renowned services and innovative programs, and engages in the important discussions people need to have about their health and end-of-life wishes. Care New England is helping to transform the future of health care, providing a leading voice in the ongoing effort to ensure the health of the individuals and communities we serve.
CNE was founded in 1996, and today it is the parent organization of Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Care New England Medical Group, the VNA of Care New England, The Providence Center, and Integra, a certified accountable care organization (ACO). Care New England includes 970 licensed beds and 216 infant bassinets. Through Butler, Kent, and Women & Infants hospitals, Care New England has a teaching and research affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Kent is also a teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.