Lifespan CEO Timothy Babineau, MD

Lifespan's CEO Blog

by Timothy J. Babineau, MD, President and CEO, Lifespan

October 23, 2018

The Fundamental Importance of Medical Research


A defining characteristic of an academic medical center like Lifespan is a commitment to medical research. For many, research may seem like an abstract concept: Laboratories teaming with white coat-clad scientists obsessing over hypotheses whose time might or might not come.

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August 20, 2018

Why Lifespan Supports Community Programs


Much research has been conducted to learn why some population groups are healthier than others, and the implications are numerous and complex. However, one correlation is consistent: socioeconomic status and health are closely aligned. The higher the income and education level, the healthier the individual, family, or community.

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March 29, 2018

Strong Local Governance Critical to our Success

The Lifespan Board and I frequently express our gratitude for the hard work of the more than 15,000 employees and medical staff members who dedicate their lives to ensuring Lifespan delivers high quality, safe and effective care. Today, I would like to turn my attention to our Board of Directors. This group is equally deserving of our respect and appreciation. The Board consists of leaders who live and work in the very communities we serve.

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December 27, 2017

A New Year and a Renewed Commitment


A new year often brings new aspirations and new goals. However, a new year can also bring a renewed commitment to tackle unresolved issues and challenges from years past.

We are moved to action by many things. Sometimes it is our aspirations—big dreams and high hopes for what should be. 

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July 17, 2017

Improving End-of-Life Care


A moving documentary on end-of-life care in America opens with people being stopped on the street during their daily routines and asked where they would prefer to die. Many were surprised by the question, but their answers were virtually uniform: “With family. In my lover’s arms. Home with family. In a quiet, peaceful place. Surrounded by friends. Away from strangers. Not in a hospital.” When terminally ill patients are asked the same question, their answers are even more aligned, yet as we know from personal experience, this rarely happens. Why?

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