2011-01-27 / About Town

Island nurse recognized by hospital for 50 years of service

Kent Hospital employee Patricia Crowell of Jamestown will be honored by the hospital tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 28 – as the first employee of Kent to have worked at the hospital for 50 years. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the hospital boardroom.

“This is a wonderful occasion to recognize and honor Pat for her dedication and service to Kent Hospital and to the community,” said Sandra Coletta, president of Kent Hospital. “While many things have changed over the last 50 years, Pat’s commitment to providing exceptional care and professionalism have been a constant. Congratulations on your accomplishment and for serving as a tremendous example of hard work and exemplary service.”

Crowell graduated in 1954 from the Newport Hospital School of Nursing. She began her nursing career at Kent on Jan. 14, 1961, as a staff nurse on the evening shift and later moved to the intensive care unit once it was opened. She was promoted in 1972 to assistant head nurse and in 2009 she assumed the role of ICU clinical coordinator.

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