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MERGER TALK: Dr. James E. Fanale, Care New England Health System CEO and president, is still interested in a merger with Lifespan Corp., but only with the involvement of Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare, which recently changed its name to Mass General Brigham. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Let’s hope 2020 resolves merger question for Lifespan and CNE

Rhode Island’s two biggest health systems head into the new year with major questions to answer about their finances and the prospect of a...

Mansfield Bank signs merger agreement with Bridgewater Savings Bank

MANSFIELD – Mansfield Bank and Bridgewater Savings Bank have signed a merger agreement, the banks announced last week. Both boards of directors have approved the...
STILL A NO-GO: Despite Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s exhortation to make a deal that would create a full-service, local health care system, the players – Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University – have been unable to reach an agreement.

Third time no charm for talks to merge Lifespan and CNE

And so the beat goes on. Lifespan Inc. and Care New England Health System have once again ended talks to merge the two hospital systems,...
WHAT'S THE DEAL? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo asked the Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University put together a cohesive Rhode Island medical network by the end of the summer, but so far there is no news on the case. Why is that? / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

What is taking so long for Lifespan and Care New England...

Little more than a month ago, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo urged Lifespan and Care New England to once again – complete the process of...
PARTNERS HEALTH CARE has named Dr. Anne Klibanski president and CEO.

Partners names Klibanski president and CEO

BOSTON – Dr. Anne Klibanski has been named president and CEO of Partners Healthcare, making her the first female CEO of the health care...
A BULLY PULPIT? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has taken an active role in trying to get Lifespan and Care New England to complete a merger they have tried twice before, spending political capital that she has seemed reluctant to do in the past.

A more muscular Raimondo is a good thing for Rhode Island

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has stepped in and told Rhode Island’s two health care systems – Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System...
BROWN UNIVERSITY President Christina H. Paxson has taken a temporary leave from the Care New England board of directors until the state rules on the proposed Partners HealthCare-Care New England merger. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Is Lifespan’s campaign to stop the proposed Care New England-Partners HealthCare...

The news that Brown University President Christina H. Paxson had taken a leave from the Care New England board of directors was a sign...
BIGGER IMPACT: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, a former cancer surgeon, said he used to care for patients one at a time, but now as president and CEO of Lifespan, “I take care of them 10,000 at a time.”

Babineau: ‘Health care is local’

Dr. Timothy J. Babineau misses seeing patients, but as Lifespan Corp.’s president and CEO for the past seven years, the former cancer surgeon has...
A SIMPLER TIME: Lifespan President and CEO Dr. Timothy J. Babineau keeps a Norman Rockwell print of a country doctor in his office in memory of his father, a solo practitioner for years. That reality is far from the current controversy over the proposed Care New England-Partners HealthCare merger.

Health care merger is complex, but effects should be made clear

Before they’re allowed to merge, however, we hope that public officials do exactly what they’ve promised: Evaluate this deal thoroughly and make sure Rhode...

Public in the middle on merger dispute

Updated at 9:41 a.m., April 12 The state hasn’t even begun its formal review of the proposed merger between Care New England Health System and...

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