To the Editor:
Thank you for covering the opening of our new urgent care center on Centerville Road. Kent Hospital spokesman Jim Beardsworth is paraphrased as saying that hospitals offer an “established quality of care” and the “ability to support patients with various services” that are not offered by urgent care centers.
I am writing to reassure your readers, as well as Beardsworth, that CareWell Urgent Care is staffed by experienced, board-certified physicians. We provide quality care to patients with non-life threatening urgent care needs. Overcrowded emergency rooms have long been a problem for hospitals and patients alike. By treating patients with non-life threatening urgent care needs who might otherwise seek treatment in a local hospital emergency room, urgent care centers are filling a vital health care need, and reducing overall health care costs in the process.
We look forward to serving Warwick area residents and working with Kent Hospital in the years to come.
CEO, CareWell Urgent Care