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WITH CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM looking to make a merger or acquisition deal, new legislation approved by the General Assembly adds new rules in order for such a transaction to be approved. Pictured is Care New England's Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Will R.I. legislation on hospital mergers, acquisitions scare off suitors?

The state review process for buying or selling hospitals in Rhode Island is going to get tougher under newly approved legislation. Meanwhile, one of the...

Report: Identity thefts in R.I. have grown 231% since 2019

PROVIDENCE – Identity theft reports in Rhode Island have grown 231% since 2019, the seventh-largest increase across the U.S., according to a report by...

Bill to place moratorium on for-profit hospital ownership transactions clears R.I....

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Thursday approved legislation that would amend the Hospital Conversion Act to impose a one-year moratorium on hospital ownership transactions...

Care New England CEO Fanale to step down in early 2023

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of a failed hospital merger that could have changed the health care landscape in Rhode Island, and less than...
TRAINING DAYS: Brown University medical students Anthony Formicola, left, and Thi My Linh Tran talk while on duty on the labor and delivery floor at Care New England Health System’s Women & Infants Hospital in Providence.  / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM/RYAN PICKERING

Brown’s prescription: Will latest failed merger end the university’s bid for...

The dream, as Brown University leaders described it, included Providence’s Jewelry District filled with biotech companies spun off from discoveries made by an “integrated...
RHODE ISLAND'S TWO MAJOR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System, announced on Wednesday, Feb. 23, that they are withdrawing their application for a merger, after it was rejected in rulings issued recently by Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and the Federal Trade Commission. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP., CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS AND BROWN UNIVERSITY

Did Attorney General Peter F. Neronha make the right decision denying...

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on Feb. 17 denied a proposed merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System due to concerns...
RHODE ISLAND'S TWO MAJOR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System, announced on Wednesday, Feb. 23, that they are withdrawing their application for a merger, after it was rejected in rulings issued recently by Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and the Federal Trade Commission. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP., CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS AND BROWN UNIVERSITY

Lifespan, CNE withdraw merger application, won’t contest challenges

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's two major hospital systems, Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System, announced on Wednesday that they are withdrawing their...
WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL is in danger of getting scooped up by an out-of-state, for-profit corporation as a result of the merger between its current owner, Care New England Health Systems, and Lifespan Corp. being denied by the Federal Trade Commission and Rhode Island's attorney general, according to Lynn Blais, president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS

Mixed reactions: Anger, relief over Lifespan-CNE merger denial

PROVIDENCE – Reactions to the denial of a merger between Rhode Island’s major nonprofit hospital systems were mixed on Thursday, as stakeholders and critics...
AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

Monopoly concerns dominate second Lifespan-CNE public comment meeting

PROVIDENCE – Throughout a two-hour meeting held on Wednesday on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many attendees raised...

Lifespan-CNE merger draws concerns, support at first public comment meeting

PROVIDENCE – Providers, health care executives, union representatives and members of the public weighed in on the proposed merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care...
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