Lifespan, Rhode Island's first health system, was founded in 1994 by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. A comprehensive, integrated, academic health system affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Lifespan's present partners also include Rhode Island Hospital's pediatric division, Hasbro Children's Hospital; Bradley Hospital; Newport Hospital; and Gateway Healthcare.
A not-for-profit organization, Lifespan is overseen by a board of volunteer community leaders who are guided by its mission: Delivering health with care.
We Invest in People
We make substantial investments in our workforce, including initiatives that are directly related to developing and retaining the most talented and dedicated employees in health care. Since 1998, the number of our employees has increased by 35 percent, adding more than 3,100 competitively paying jobs to the Rhode Island economy. Today, more than 15,000 people work at Lifespan facilities, and more than 80 percent of them say they are proud to work at Lifespan.
We are also committed to providing job opportunities and advancement opportunities for entry-level employees at our facilities. We value the cultural richness of our neighborhoods and are committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices.
We Invest in Our Communities
We are Rhode Islanders, committed to the economic well-being of our state and its citizens. In addition to the economic benefit we bring as the city’s and state’s largest employer, and the funds and jobs created by our thriving research division, we've also made significant decisions intended to help reverse the economic difficulties facing our city and state. More than 15,000 of us work at Lifespan, but we all have the same job. https://youtu.be/5Zi-Gkn_jfs