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AFTER A 90-day exploratory period this summer, the leaders of Lifespan and Care New England have announced that they will move to the next step in their affiliation process. Above, on left, Lifespan CEO Timothy J. Babineau and Dr. James E. Fanale, president and CEO of Care New England. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/ DAVE HANSEN/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lifespan, CNE move forward with letter of intent to merge

PROVIDENCE – After a 90-day exploratory period this summer, the leaders of Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System have announced that they...

Lifespan, CNE will try again

Can anything positive come out of a pandemic? Leaders of Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System are willing to find out. For more...
LIFESPAN AND COASTAL MEDICAL announced Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent to pursue an affiliation. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Lifespan, Coastal Medical announce plan to join forces to expand health...

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp., the state's largest hospital system, is in the process of affiliating with Coastal Medical Inc., a large primary care practice...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL and Hasbro Children's Hospital President Margaret M. Van Bree will depart her role effective Dec. 31. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Van Bree to exit role as head of R.I. Hospital, Hasbro...

PROVIDENCE – Margaret M. Van Bree, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, will depart from her role effective Dec. 31, according...
INTERNAL FOCUS: After Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare pulled its application to acquire Care New England and CNE withdrew from talks with Lifespan and Brown University to develop a unified, statewide health care system, Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO and president of CNE, says the company will now focus on internal priorities, including renovations at Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital, over the next couple of years.

CNE plots solo course (for now)

Care New England Health System’s proposed acquisition by Massachusetts health care giant Partners HealthCare ended abruptly in June when Partners pulled its application, after...

Round 3 for Lifespan, CNE merger

The headline surprised many Rhode Islanders: “Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system.” So, for the moment at least, Lifespan Corp....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has asked Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University to resume talks on forming an in-state academic medical center, following Partners HealthCare's withdrawal of its application to acquire CNE. / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SALERNO

Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said a desire for a cohesive Rhode Island medical network led her to halt a proposed merger between...

Numbers may not add up for Lifespan-CNE deal

After years of low-key scrutiny, the proposed acquisition of Care New England Health System by Partners HealthCare has burst into public view in a...

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 6, 2019

The merger Dr. Timothy J. Babineau expected 11 years ago didn’t happen. Can Lifespan’s CEO find the health system’s missing pieces? Every week, PBN Editor...
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...

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