Beginning October 1, Kent Hospital will contract with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network to provide all of its inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Previously, Kent Hospital contracted the same services from Kindred Rehabilitation Services.
Specifically, this relationship is inclusive of services located in Kent Hospital, including the Acute Rehab Unit, the outpatient rehab facilities in East Greenwich and Pawtucket. Nearly 17,000 patients received care and services last year through Kent’s rehabilitation programs. According to a release, Kindred and Spaulding have agreed that current rehabilitation staff is expected to be hired as a result of this new provider agreement.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is a national leader in rehabilitation care and is currently ranked as the number two rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report. It is one of only two academic institutions to be awarded the prestigious Model Systems designation in all three areas of care and rehabilitation research at the same time – Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn, selected by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. With three inpatient facilities, a skilled nursing facility, and 25 outpatient centers throughout eastern Massachusetts, Spaulding, a member of Partners HealthCare, is at the forefront of innovative treatment for a wide variety of conditions including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and sports injuries among others.
“Spaulding Rehabilitation represents the highest level of quality care and patient outcomes across the spectrum of rehabilitation care,” said Robert J. Haffey, MBA, MSN, RN, president and chief operating officer at Kent Hospital. “This announcement represents a strategic initiative that further strengthens our clinical offerings for the community and our patients. We look forward to collaborating on these critical services for the ultimate benefit of those needing this specialty care.”
Kent Hospital’s rehabilitation programs are accredited by both The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the premier agency for rehabilitation and stroke specialty certification.