kent hospital http://ripr.org en Kent Hospital Worker Looks At 100 http://ripr.org/post/kent-hospital-worker-looks-100 <p>There aren’t many people who live to be 100.&nbsp;&nbsp; And even fewer who make it to that age but still work. That’s what makes Mary Poncin so special.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Mary Poncin turns 100 Tuesday.&nbsp; And amazingly she still works. She’s a greeter at Kent Hospital. You’ll find her at the main entrance every morning, Monday through Friday.</p><p>"<em>Why do you still work?"</em></p><p>"Well you need the extra money. Social Security doesn’t cover everything," said Poncin.</p><p><em>"So it’s a financial issue for you, huh?"</em></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:15:13 +0000 Flo Jonic 25967 at http://ripr.org Kent Hospital Worker Looks At 100 Thundermist, Kent Partner on Family Medicine Residency Program http://ripr.org/post/thundermist-kent-partner-family-medicine-residency-program <p>Kent Hospital and Thundermist Health Center have teamed up to train new physicians in family medicine <em>and</em> a new kind of health care model called a patient-centered medical home. It's the first community health center-based training of its kind in the state</p><p>When medical students graduate, they go on to do a residency program for more on-the-job training. Most residencies take place in hospitals. But that’s changing. This new program will place family medicine residents from Kent Hospital in Warwick’s Thundermist community health center.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:37:01 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16717 at http://ripr.org