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By Richard Asinof
WARWICK – Kent Hospital and the VNA of Care New England announced on Sept. 12 that Dr. Kate M. Lally will serve as the new medical director of palliative care for Kent Hospital and medical director for hospice care at the VNA of Care New England.
Lally joined Kent’s medical group, Affinity Physicians, as a palliative care physician.
Lally previously served as associate medical director at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Philadelphia.
“It is important to increase awareness about what palliative care is and how a palliative care specialist can assist with the care of a patient,” said Lally. “My goal is to work collaboratively with health care providers. I would like to see palliative care as a widely available service to patients throughout the state.”
“Palliative care is extremely important in the spectrum of health care and is greatly beneficial to the well being of our patients,” said Sandra Coletta, president and CEO of Kent Hospital .