Loss Prevention Grant Fund
Grant Program Director: Marsha Haverly, Director, Loss Prevention
Grant Program Manager: Christina Gomes-Ferreira, Loss Prevention Risk Management Specialist
Financial Administrator: Rick Almeida, Director, Insurance and Business Operations
Process Assistant: Valerie Till
Lifespan provides malpractice/professional liability coverage for all employees and eligible affiliated physicians through Lifespan Risk Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lifespan Corporation, and RISE (RI Sound Enterprises Ins. Co., Ltd.).
Lifespan Risk Services has been recognizing leaders and change agents in our system by providing funding for innovative efforts to reduce liability exposure through education and research projects for many years. The core purpose of the Loss Prevention Grant Fund is to decrease liability, while improving quality of care and patient safety.
Application for this grant is open to all Lifespan employees and eligible affiliated physicians. The Loss Prevention Grant Fund will award up to a total of $250,000 for all grants funded in Policy Year 2022-2023.
This year priority will be given to proposals focused on multidisciplinary/multi-departmental/multi-affiliate strategies aiming at reducing diagnostic/treatment errors, omissions, delays, and care communication. The Lifespan Loss Prevention Grant Fund provides a source of funding for projects relating to the following:
- Professional liability (malpractice): Liability incurred as a result of errors in performing professional clinical services. In recognition that practitioner wellness affects professional practice and patient outcomes, grants related to this topic are encouraged.
- General liability: Liability related to premises, operations, and products.
- Patient and staff safety efforts: Liability related to processes and/or systems that impact the way we care for our patients and families.
Funds that are awarded are to be used in the one-year grant fund period and are not intended to cover capital purchases, ongoing operational expenses or to fund permanent positions.
The Preliminary Review Committee will evaluate all submissions. The Executive Review Committee will determine grant awards. The Executive Review Committee includes Lifespan senior leadership from Risk Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Information Services. Once awards are made, quarterly status reports are required throughout the year.
Principal investigators are required to complete grant projects within one year from the time funding is provided.
For more information, please contact Christina Gomes-Ferreira, Loss Prevention Risk Management Specialist, by email at CGomes@lifespan.org or phone at 401-444-8251. If you are unable to access the website form, please contact Valerie Till at 401-444-4595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.