Information for Providers

Loss Prevention Grant Fund

Policy Year (PY) 2024 to 2025


Grant Program Director

Marsha Haverly, Director, Loss Prevention

Grant Program Manager

Christina Gomes-Ferreira, Manager, Loss Prevention

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 (R.I. Sound Enterprises Ins. Co., Ltd.).

Lifespan Risk Services has been recognizing leaders and change agents in our system by providing funding for innovative efforts through education and research projects for many years. The core purpose of the Loss Prevention Grant Fund is to improve quality of care and decrease liability. 

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 $125,000 for all grants funded in PY 2024 to 2025.

Priority Focus for This Year

This year, priority will be given to proposals focused on multidisciplinary/multi-departmental/multi-hospital strategies aimed at:

  • Reducing diagnostic/treatment errors, omissions, or delays
  • Care communication/teamwork/escalation of care
  • Professional wellness

Funding Related to Quality and Liability

The Lifespan Loss Prevention Grant Fund provides a source of funding for projects relating to the following:

  • Quality of care improvement efforts: Liability related to processes and/or systems that impact the way we care for our patients and families.
  • 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.

Funding Is for One Year

Funds that are awarded are to be used in the one-year grant fund period and are not for 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, and Information Services. Once awards are made, quarterly status reports are required throughout the year. 

Project Timeline

Principal investigators are required to complete grant projects within one year from the time funding is provided.

More Information

For more information, please contact Christina Gomes-Ferreira, Manager, Loss Prevention, by email at [email protected] 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 [email protected] for further assistance.

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