Humanitarian & Health
American Hospital of Paris
The American Hospital of Paris combines the best of French and American medicine to offer patients high quality, personal, and ethical care.
Established by Rhode Island in 1946, Kent Hospital initially opened in 1951 with only ninety beds and, over time, slowly expanded with the growing needs of the surrounding community. In January 1951, thirty-five women became the original members of the Hospital Auxiliary, which materialized as the hospital's leading champion, supporter, and one of its most essential fundraising entities.
Known as the second largest single-site hospital in the state, Kent County Hospital represents more than 30 specialty areas and includes more than 2,300 nurses, technical professionals, and support staff. Implementing an interdisciplinary model, Kent County Hospital encapsulates all members of the health care team.
Frances Hammond, the founding president of the Kent County Hospital, implemented a commitment to the Auxiliary's mission that remains unchanged to this day: "To promote and advance the welfare of Kent Hospital. We continue the commitment for those who have gone before us as we continue to advance and promote the quality care that is delivered to our patients every day by the thousands of people dedicated to Kent Hospital's mission."
General Operating Support