WARWICK, RI — In honor of Veteran’s Day, Care New England hosted a ceremony Oct. 12 for staff in the National Guard, reservists, and veterans, surprising Kent Hospital ER doctor and U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps Major Dr. Benjamin Misemer.
Misemer, an Emergency Department physician at Care New England’s Kent Hospital, recieved a hero’s recognition during the event, attended by his children Owen and Sadie. His wife, Dr. Jessica Guidi, couldn’t join the celebration. Also on hand were Dr. Darren Girard, Kent Hospital Chief of Emergency Medicine, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Rhode Island House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi, Brigadier General Andrew J. Chevalier, Rhode Island National Guard, and Kasim Yarn, Director, Rhode Island Veterans Services.
Misemer, who joined Kent Hospital as part of the Emergency Department in 2022, is approaching his 20th year of service in the Army Reserves Medical Corps. During that time, he completed two overseas tours, returning from his most recent deployment in the Middle East this past July.
“We are so grateful to Dr. Misemer for his service to our country. In addition to being a part of the armed forces, he undertakes the immense responsibility of delivering high-quality healthcare to patients in our community. At a time when this industry has been particularly tough on healthcare workers, he has continued to strive for excellence day in and day out. It is a source of great pride to know Care New England employs such dedicated and selfless people in our community,” said Michael Wagner, MD, president and CEO Care New England Health System.
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