Lifespan CEO Timothy Babineau, MD

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

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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March 23, 2017

Collaboration Critical to Fight Cancer


As a practicing surgeon for 20-plus years, I know the word patients most fear is “cancer.” For years, Lifespan clinicians have provided outstanding care to patients diagnosed with cancer. Cutting-edge researchers, working side-by-side with world-class doctors and nurses, have ensured that our patients have been receiving the very best care —right here, close to home.

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January 16, 2017

Lifespan and Brown University: Advancing Knowledge Through Education and Research

Imagine, if you will, a classroom in which every seat is occupied by one of the best students in the country—bright, fully engaged, and hungry to know more. Now also imagine that classroom being taught by teachers of the highest caliber. Teachers who thrive on being challenged even as they impart knowledge and the wisdom of their experience. If you transfer that classroom to a hospital setting, you get a sense of the academic partnership Lifespan has with Brown University’s Alpert Medical School.

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November 1, 2016

Sophisticated, Coordinated Cancer Care


As a surgeon, I know there is no diagnosis patients fear more than cancer. One patient and family remain part of my professional life; I continue to receive an annual gift when the family marks the anniversary of successful surgery to remove stomach cancer. I look forward to receiving that gift each year for the reminder that cancer is a treatable, and sometimes curable, disease.

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