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Lifespan rebranding to Brown University Health under new agreements

PROVIDENCE – The state’s largest health system is getting a new name. Under an expanded affiliation agreement, Brown University and Lifespan Corp. announced Thursday that...

Frost named president of Lifespan and chief of operations at Rhode...

PROVIDENCE – Sarah Frost will take over as chief of hospital operations for Lifespan and president of both Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s...

Lifespan names Dr. Babar Khokhar as chief physician officer

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. announced it has hired Dr. Babar Khokhar to serve as executive vice president and chief physician officer, effective Feb. 1. In...

Lifespan names Peterson executive vice president of ambulatory care

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. announced it has hired Cindy Peterson to serve as its executive vice president of ambulatory care. Peterson started in the new...

McKee’s proposal for state-directed payments to hospitals earns federal approval

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island hospitals can expect more than $100 million in Medicaid funding now that Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s proposal for state-directed payments...

Lifespan names Dr. Mahesh Jayaraman as chief of diagnostic imaging

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Mahesh V. Jayaraman, director of the Neurovascular Center at Rhode Island Hospital, has been named Lifespan Corp.’s chief of diagnostic imaging...

Citizens invests $600K in statewide workforce development

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. on Tuesday announced a $600,000 commitment to local nonprofit and education organizations working to address the growing skills gap and...

Lifespan and Brown appoint Dr. Linda Brown chair of emergency medicine...

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. and Brown University have announced that Dr. Linda L. Brown will serve as the chair of the Department of Emergency...
HELP NEEDED: Dr. Michael Wagner, left, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, discusses the health services industry in Rhode Island, including workforce development, with other panelists at Providence Business News’ Fall 2023 Health Care Summit on Oct. 25. Others on the panel include, from left, Brown University’s Dr. Scott Rivkees, Dr. Raj Hazarika from Point32Health Inc. and John Fernandez, CEO and president of Lifespan Corp. Moderating is PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

For hospital executives, solving labor shortages a top task

When asked whether the lingering workforce shortages are affecting access to care, Rhode Island’s health care leaders had a clear answer. “Yes, period, end of...

Workforce challenges in health care

One of the biggest takeaways from PBN’s recent Fall Health Care Summit is that providers are still struggling to deal with a shortage of...
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