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Better together, for a healthier Rhode Island.

Better together, for a healthier Rhode Island.

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Our vision for the future of Rhode Island's health care.

For years, Rhode Island leaders have discussed a vision for a world-class integrated academic health system that serves the people of Rhode Island by ensuring excellence in health care from birth to end-of-life, including specialty care, in their home state.

With co-investment from Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University, we bring together the system’s premier teaching hospitals — Lifespan’s Rhode Island, Miriam, Hasbro, Newport and Bradley hospitals, and Care New England’s Women & Infants, Kent, and Butler hospitals — with Brown’s leading research and medical education from The Warren Alpert Medical School. This will create an integrated academic health system that has the full array of complementary medical specialties required for excellence in health care, biomedical research to remain on the leading edge of treatment and therapies, and the collaboration required to enable medical practitioners to effectively and efficiently provide health care to the community. This is a unique and valuable opportunity to bring together the expertise and capacity of three organizations to offer excellent, coordinated care to patients.

These three organizations have complementary strengths that, when combined, hold the promise of a thriving integrated academic health system:

Brown has committed to provide a minimum of $125 million over five years in support of the development of the new academic health system with Lifespan and Care New England. Brown will participate on the governing board of the newly merged health system and play a key role in integrating medical education and research with clinical practice across the system’s hospitals.

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Better together.

The time to create a unified, integrated academic health system in Rhode Island is now. The leaders of Lifespan, Care England, and Brown University and The Warren Alpert Medical School explain why.

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From the people who know.

Physicians in every corner of Rhode Island’s health care sector are ready for our two systems to come together. Here’s what they have to say.
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Dr. Dennery

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Dr. Powrie

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Dr. Poppas

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Dr. Sung

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Dr. Hampton

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Vision for the future of Rhode Island health care.

Combining complementary health system operations with leading-edge research and renowned medical expertise will improve the quality of medical care for patients across Rhode Island and surrounding regions. The uniting of health care with medical education and research serves to advance biomedical discovery, educate future physicians, nurses and health practitioners in medicine and health care, and create a vibrant economic nexus in the region based on the health care industry.

This vision is closer to becoming a reality with recently signed agreements to create an integrated academic health system that brings together a merger of the Lifespan and Care New England health care systems into a new entity, with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University as an intertwined affiliated partner.

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