Speaker Shekarchi statement on the denial of the

Care New England and Lifespan merger


Below is a statement from Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi on the denial today by Attorney General Peter Neronha of the application Care New England and Lifespan to merge:


“I thank the presidents, members of the boards of directors, and the teams at both Lifespan and Care New England for their hard work on this proposed merger application. I encourage the two hospital groups and Brown University to immediately terminate their exclusivity agreement and explore all options available to them in the marketplace. My primary concern has always been to ensure continued high-quality health care for all Rhode Islanders and to protect the employment of the thousands of hard-working front-line professionals.”