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Release Date: 04/02/2015

Kent Hospital is pleased to announce Denise M. Arcand, MD, of West Warwick, RI, has been appointed as the 47th president of the Kent Hospital medical staff. Arcand succeeds Herbert J. "Hub" Brennan, DO, of East Greenwich, RI, who has served as medical staff president since 2013. This leadership position is filled every two years by a member of the Kent medical staff who is distinguished as a leader in the field of medicine, chosen by their medical staff peers.

Dr. Arcand is a board-certified family medicine physician, who has served on the Kent Hospital medical staff since 2001. She is the lead physician at Arcand Family Medicine, in West Warwick, where she has practiced since 2001. Dr. Arcand also currently serves as the medical director of Alpine Nursing Home, in Coventry. She received her medical degree from Laval University in Quebec, Canada, and completed a family medicine residency at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, ME. Her special clinical interests include women's health and geriatrics. Dr. Arcand's father, Alfred A. Arcand, M.D., also served as president of Kent's medical staff from 1990-1992.

"On behalf of Kent Hospital, I would like to congratulate Dr. Arcand on her appointment as president of the Kent medical staff," said Michael J. Dacey, MD, MS, FACP, president and COO at Kent Hospital. "Dr. Arcand is a well-known community physician who brings great oversight and clinical leadership to our medical staff. I would also like to express great appreciation to Dr. "Hub" Brennan for his years of outstanding leadership and dedication to the Kent medical staff and the hospital community. Dr. Brennan will continue to be a tremendous advocate for Kent, his patients and the community."

Dr. Brennan is an internal medicine physician and has been a member of the Kent Hospital medical staff since 1996. Dr. Brennan is a partner in Brennan, Cronin and Peters Internal Medicine in East Greenwich, RI, and serves on a number of boards and committees focusing on health care governance and transformation. As a lifelong, avid off-road motorcyclist, he was recently appointed to the International Medical Panel of the Federation Internationale de Motcyclisme (FIM) at its Annual Congress in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Dr. Brennan is one of four U.S. representatives to the organization and the sole U.S. physician on the medical panel.

The Kent Hospital medical staff is comprised of more than 600 experienced physicians and clinical professionals representing more than 30 specialty areas. Their credentials include training in leading educational and medical institutions worldwide. The medical staff has an open membership policy and welcomes qualified applicants. For more information, please call (401) 737-7010 ext. 31303.

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Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island’s second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island.

A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent’s redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees approximately 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.

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