Kent General Hospital offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central Delaware, including cardiac surgery and diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations; family-centered birth services and neonatal care; cancer care; orthopedic and rehabilitation services; advanced digital imaging; inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care; intensive, intermediate and coronary care; and a 24-hour emergency department.
Cardiac surgery procedures include coronary artery bypass grafts and heart valve repair and replacement. Interventional cardiology services include therapeutic cardiac catheterization and balloon angioplasty.
Kent General’s two-story Women’s Center provides state-of-the-art women’s services and improves high-risk deliveries and critical care to neonatal infants. All maternity rooms are private.
Patients who meet certain criteria may also participate in Bayhealth’s cancer clinical trials. Kent General was the first facility in Delaware to offer IMRT treatment for certain cancers, and it offers Trilogy, an advanced system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery.
Individuals needing orthopedic and rehabilitative services will find it all at Kent General Hospital. The 16-bed designated Center for Orthopedics provides post-surgical care for patients who have had bone or joint surgery. Kent General also offers physical, occupational, speech and aquatic therapy services on an outpatient basis. Home care services are also available.
Diagnostic services continue to grow at Kent General. In 2009 Bayhealth implemented full-field digital mammography at all locations to providing mammography services. Other services include open MRI, PET CT, and general X-ray services.
Kent General’s other services include a new Wound Care Center, Sleep Disorders Center, respiratory and neurodiagnostic services, and Lifestyles Fitness Center. An outpatient pharmacy is available to serve patients discharged from the Emergency Department, same-day surgery or other hospital clinics, and three new retail stores opened in 2008 for the convenience of patients and visitors.