Lifespan CEO Blog
Timothy J. Babineau, MD

Welcome to Our New Website

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
February 2, 2021

I am pleased to introduce you to the new The website’s look is fresh and modern, but the improvements go...

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You Can Help Us Respond to the Challenges of COVID-19

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
December 18, 2020

Lifespan hospitals—especially Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam—continue to experience a worsening of the second...

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Benefits of a Single, Unified Academic Health Care System for Rhode Island

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
September 15, 2020

Last June, the leaders of Lifespan and Care New England—with the support of their respective boards of directors—began a...


Open. Safe. Ready.

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
July 9, 2020

Open. Safe. Ready. These are the words we’ve worked toward and looked forward to since March. They not only signify the...

Bearing Witness to Selflessness

Bearing Witness to Selflessness, Heroism

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
May 4, 2020

Having just turned 60, I realize that I have been a doctor for longer than I haven’t. In my years as a physician, I have...

Preparing for the worst.

Coronavirus: Preparing for the Worst and Working for the Best

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
March 15, 2020

The world seems a little smaller than it did several weeks ago. The novel coronavirus (now referred to as COVID-19) is...

Integrated Health Care System

An Integrated Health Care System Can Help Us Get Healthier

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
January 16, 2020

For many of us the beginning of a new year brings a focus on change: what can we do better, what problems must we solve...

The Power of Positive Teams

The Power of Positive Teams

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
October 28, 2019

With every online newspaper or late-night talk show, we are reminded of the overwhelming negativity in our country – and...

Achieving zero harm

Achieving “Zero Harm” Is a Never-Ending Quest

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
July 8, 2019

First, do no harm. These words, translated from the Latin phrase, “primum non nocere,” is one of the bedrock tenets...

Leading-Edge Cancer Treatment

Lifespan Cancer Institute Brings Leading-Edge Treatment Throughout Rhode Island

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
February 20, 2019

Many people, regardless of their age or current health status, equate the word “cancer” with death. Indeed, 50 years ago...

Medical Research

The Fundamental Importance of Medical Research

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
October 23, 2018

A defining characteristic of an academic medical center like Lifespan is a commitment to medical research. For many...

Year Up

Why Lifespan Supports Community Programs

Timothy J. Babineau, MD
August 20, 2018

Much research has been conducted to learn why some population groups are healthier than others, and the implications are...