South County Health
The South County Hospital Healthcare System (SCHHS) is a full-service healthcare resource
offering a comprehensive range of advanced inpatient, outpatient, and home health services. The
SCHHS system is composed of South County Hospital, VNS Home Health Services, South County
Quality Care, and South County Surgical Supply. The hospital has been located in Wakefield since
An independent, non-profit, acute-care hospital, South County Hospital offers the latest advances
in technology and a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services. Modern facilities include
private patient rooms with in-suite baths and furnishings to accommodate overnight guests.
SCHHS is guided by the values of caring, respect, integrity, collaboration, and excellence.
The village of Wakefield is rich in history. It was first settled in the 18th century as part of the town
named South Kingston. Thousands of tourists visit each summer, with Wakefield centrally located
to all of Rhode Island's beaches, ranging from Westerly’s Misquamicut Beach on the West to
Newport’s Second Beach to the East. South Kingstown is home to three of the most beautiful
beaches in the state, East Matunuck, South Kingstown Town Beach, and Moonstone Beach National
Wildlife Refuge, the longest stretch of undeveloped beach in the state. There are numerous
destinations within a short drive, including the mansions of Newport, the culinary delights of
Providence, and the ferry connecting to beautiful Block Island. The beaches of Narragansett are a
10 minute drive, as is the University of Rhode Island. Fine seafood dining and nightlife abound.