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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





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'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.

Lifespan Names Lawrence A. Aubin to Lead the Board

The board of directors of Lifespan named Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr., to lead the board. With his election, Aubin becomes the fifth chairman of the board in Lifespan’s 20-year history. He succeeds Scott Biren Laurans, who served a three-year term as chairman. Aubin, who is the president and CEO of Aubin Corporation, is well known in the Lifespan community. Aubin’s election to chairman coincides with other changes to the Lifespan Board of Directors. Joining the board are Jane Williams, PhD, RN, and Roger Begin. Completing their terms are Scott Biren Laurans, Michael G. Ehrlich, MD, Ellen Collis, David Brown, Jerrold Lavine and Jason Fowler.

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