More collaboration means better care


To the Editor:

I want to share my experience and discuss my support for Brigham Health’s acquisition of Care New England.

After feeling dizzy and experiencing chest pain, a cardiac catheterization at Kent Hospital revealed five blockages, requiring bypass surgery. I could go to another hospital here in Rhode Island, or to Brigham and Women’s in Boston. Aware of the affiliation between Kent and Brigham, I chose Boston. After successful surgery, I was fortunate to receive my follow-up care at Kent. This connection is what saved my life. The care at both hospitals was exceptional, and it was a huge convenience for me and my family to keep my follow-up care close to home. 

It may be the opinion of one woman, but I view this acquisition as extremely beneficial. More collaboration will bring top doctors to Rhode Island and improve care through better research, diagnosis and treatment of complicated cases like mine.

Mary Burke

West Warwick


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