Bill introduced to add employment, pension, community impact review to Lifespan-CNE merger

Front row, from left, Charles Reppucci, chairman of the Care New England Board of Directors, Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr., chairman of the Lifespan board of directors, and Samuel Mencoff, chancellor of the Corporation of Brown University. Back row, from left: Dr. James E. Fanale, Care New England president and CEO, Dr. Jack A. Elias, dean of The Warren Alpert Medical School, Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, Lifespan president and CEO and Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University./COURTESY LIFESPAN/BILL MURPHY
PROVIDENCE – A proposal by a state legislative leader would expand the required state review of the proposed merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System to include inquiries into issues such as any unfunded employee pension obligations, continued level of services, and planned employment levels. The amendment to the Hospital Conversion Act…

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