Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Structure streamlines separate boards into a single entity
In an effort to streamline its governance structure, Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest integrated health care delivery system, has named a single board of directors that will act as a mirror board for Lifespan and each of its partner hospitals, which include Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital and Bradley Hospital.
The decision to move to a single, system-wide board follows the completion of a comprehensive study that included input from trustees, health care advocates, health care professionals, other health systems and the community at large.
“We found that a consolidated board would allow for a single focus on strategy and for the development of common performance standards,” said Scott Laurans, chairman of the Lifespan board of directors. “This change also does something very important – it will help us better promote a system-wide dialogue and will allow for more efficient and effective means of resolving competing priorities and stay focused on our strategic direction.”
Members of the new board, many of whom served on the separate hospital boards, include:
Scott B. Laurans, chair
Scott B. Laurans is a private investor and a member of several boards. He is president of ESM, Inc, a holding company which owns Eastside Marketplace, and formerly was an owner of The Providence Group Investment Advisory Company and Roger Williams Foods.
Timothy J. Babineau, MD
Timothy J. Babineau, MD, is president and chief executive officer of Lifespan, president of Rhode Island Hospital and a professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Thomas Anders, MD
Thomas Anders, MD, is a distinguished professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences (emeritus) at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute and past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
M. Therese Antone, RSM
Sister Therese Antone is chancellor of Salve Regina University and previously served for 15 years as president of the university.
Lawrence Aubin, Sr.
Lawrence Aubin is president and CEO of Aubin Corporation, a commercial and industrial development firm.
Emanuel (Manny) Barrows
Emanuel “Manny” Barrows is senior vice president, team leader for Commercial Banking at Bank RI.
David Brown is the president and founder of Whittet-Higgins Company, a world leader in the design and manufacture of industrial retaining devices.
Peter Capodilupo is president and co-owner of BMW of Newport.
Ellen Collis (Elfriede Collis)
Ellen Collis is chair of the Collis Foundation and chair of EverWatch Financial, Inc.
Michael Ehrlich, MD
Michael Ehrlich, MD, is surgeon-in-chief of the department of orthopaedics at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital and the Vincent Zecchino Professor and chairman of the department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Jonathan Fain is president and CEO of Teknor Apex Company, a multinational manufacturer of plastic compounds, color concentrates, and garden hose.
Edward Feldstein, Esq.
Edward Feldstein is a co-managing partner for the law offices of Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce.
Jason Fowler is vice president and general manager of Enterprise Holdings Inc.
David Gorelick, MD
David Gorelick, MD, is a practicing internal medicine physician at Aquidneck Medical Associates.
Michael Hanna, CPA
Michael Hanna is a principal at Sullivan & Company, certified public accountants and business advisors.
Pamela Harrop, MD
Pamela Harrop, MD, is a practicing internal medicine physician and president of Medical Associates of Rhode Island.
Dayle Joseph, EdD
Dayle Joseph, EdD, retired in 2012 as dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island.
Marie Langlois retired as managing director at Washington Trust Investors, a division of Washington Trust Company.
Bertram Lederer is executive vice president of Teknor Apex Company and chairman of Teknor Apex Asia Pacific, a Teknor Apex Company in Singapore.
Alan Litwin, CPA
Alan Litwin is managing director of Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. and is chairman of the firm’s health care group.
Stephen Massed is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Purvis Inc.
Lawrence Sadwin is an independent financial consultant serving as vice president of business development for Torbot Group, Inc.
Fred Schiffman, MD
Fred Schiffman, MD, is medical director of The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Sigal Family Professor of Humanistic Medicine at Brown University, vice chairman of the department of medicine of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and associate director of the Categorical Residency Program at Brown University.
Honorable Bruce Selya
Bruce Selya serves as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Shivan Subramaniam is chairman and chief executive officer of FM Global.
Brian Zink, MD
Brian Zink, MD, is chief of emergency medicine at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals and Frances Weeden Gibson–Edward A. Iannuccilli, MD Professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
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