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April 25, 2015 8:02 AM ET

Healthcare Providers and Services

Company Overview of Lifespan Corporation

Company Overview

Lifespan Corporation, a not-for-profit health system, provides health care services through its partner hospitals located in Rhode Island and New England. It offers cancer care, cardiac, children, surgical, diagnostic, rehabilitation, orthopedics, behavioral medicine, and mental health care services. The company was formerly known as The Miriam Corporation and changed its name to Lifespan Corporation in August 1994. Lifespan Corporation was founded in 1994 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

167 Point Street

Providence, RI 02903

United States

Founded in 1994

Phone:

401-444-3500

Fax:

401-444-5327

Key Executives for Lifespan Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island Hospital and President of Rhode Island Hospital
Chief Executive Officer of Bradley Hospital and President of Bradley Hospital
President of The Miriam Hospital
President of Gateway Healthcare
President of Newport Hospital
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Lifespan Corporation Key Developments

Lifespan Names Michael Kramer as New Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Lifespan has named Michael Kramer as new vice president and chief technology officer. He started his new role on March 9. Kramer, who joins Lifespan from Baylor Scott and White Health in Temple, Texas, will be responsible for all information systems (IS) infrastructure across the Lifespan health system, including network services, data center operations and its service desk, which provides support for 17,000 users.

Lifespan's Clinical Research Center Announces Executive Changes

Lifespan's Clinical Research Center named Bharat Ramratnam, MD, as the new medical director to lead the growing center. Ramratnam, who assumes the new role immediately, will also continue to lead the Laboratory of Retrovirology for the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research and Rhode Island Hospital's NIH funded COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development. Ramratnam replaces the center's first medical director, Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, who is stepping down to devote all of her time to her ongoing role as the director of the division of adolescent medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Joining Ramratnam at the Clinical Research Center will be Christine Getter as the center's new manager. Getter, who will continue in her role as a senior clinical research associate for the center, will lead the business development, daily operations and staffing for the center.

Lifespan Appoints Carrie Bridges Feliz as Director of Community Health Services

Lifespan has named Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, to lead its Community Health Services team. Bridges Feliz joins company with an extensive background in public health having served as the team lead for Health Disparities and Access to Care in the R.I. Department of Health. In that role, she supervised the offices of Minority Health, Women's Health, and Primary and Rural Health. She also served as a public health prevention specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she concentrated on Rhode Island refugee health HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis prevention efforts and infectious diseases. In addition to her public health experience, Bridges Feliz also has experience in education and developing partnerships. Most recently, she was the director of strategic partnerships for the Providence Public School Department where she built collaborative relationships among citizens, government, and philanthropic and community organizations to improve students' academic performance and wellbeing.

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