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Hope for health systems’ merger

As a Rhode Islander who cares about improving access to cutting-edge cancer treatment in my state, I am optimistic about the potential merger of...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE, CARE NEW ENGLAND and Lifespan have announced they are in formal talks to explore how all three health care providers might work together to strengthen patient care delivery in the state.

Care New England, Partners, Lifespan Corp. announce collaborative talks

PROVIDENCE —  As Care New England and Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts pursue a definitive agreement to merge, the entities are also exploring a collaboration...
LISTENING: Miellette McFarlane, interim director of Real Jobs Rhode Island, answers a question at the PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left: Lisa Abbott, Lifespan; Damian Ewens, Opportunity@Work; McFarlane; Tim Hebert, Carousel Industries of North America and Trilix; Matthew Reeber, Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O’Gara; and Douglas H. Sherman, New England Institute of Technology. / PBN PHOTO/­PAMELA BHATIA

Summit: Growing talent pool collaborative effort

“No matter where you are – California, Dallas, Chicago – finding talent is one of the biggest challenges” to successfully running a business, said...
DR. STEVEN SCHECHTER is the interim chief of colorectal surgery for Lifespan Corp. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Five Questions With: Dr. Steven Schechter

Dr. Steven Schechter, the interim chief of colorectal surgery for Lifespan Corp., is a board-certified colorectal surgeon at University Surgical Associates with special expertise in laparoscopic, minimally...

Stamoulis receives lifetime achievement award for nursing career

SANDY STAMOULIS was presented with a lifetime achievement award during the 2017 President’s Pursuit of Excellence Dinner hosted by Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro...
FOUR LOCAL HOSPITALS have been named Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades Operating Co. Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, both in Providence, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River received the distinction. / COURTESY HEALTHGRADES

4 local hospitals named ‘Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence’

PROVIDENCE – Four local hospitals, two each at Southcoast Health and Lifespan Corp., have been named “Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence” by Healthgrades Operating...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S vision for Rhode Island health care would put Women and Infants and Butler under Lifespan's management. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University vision for R.I. health care would gather specialty hospitals...

PROVIDENCE — Brown University’s vision of health care in Rhode Island would concentrate all the state’s specialty hospitals under Lifespan Corp.’s management after their...
PUBLIC TRAINING: A group of Mental Health First Aid trainers for Lifespan Corp. discusses strategies for helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. From left, Katherine Desjarlais, milieu associate at Lifespan, and Kimberly LaFountain, behavioral education development specialist at Bradley Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Communities implement MHFA training to address mental distress

Mental Health First Aid, a training program created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and ­Anthony Jorm,...
CULTURE MATTERS: Lisa Abbott, senior vice president of human resources at Life­span Corp., Rhode Island’s largest employer, says ensuring employees understand the company’s culture and why it matters is important for successful growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘We’re always going to be in … a war for talent’

As the senior vice president of human resources at Lifespan Corp., Lisa Abbott oversees strategy and operations, especially in relation to customer-service excellence and...
DR. JAMES O. MAHER III has been elected president of the medical staff at Newport Hospital. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDICS

Maher elected medical staff president at Newport Hospital

NEWPORT – Dr. James O. Maher III, an orthopedic surgeon at University Orthopedics, was recently elected president of the medical staff at Newport Hospital,...
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