Work. Life. Stories.

In Their Own Words: Lifespan employees share their work stories

16,000 People. One Job. Delivering Health With Care.Finding a job is easy these days. Finding purpose is the challenge.

At all levels and across every area of Lifespan, employees are forging ahead, facing the demands of working in healthcare, finding fulfillment in work and with one another. Their roles are different and their stories are individual. But collectively, they exemplify our core values – Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence – CARE.

Hear why a career at Lifespan works for them and discover how it could for you, too.

Georgina

Georgina Alano

Lead Customer Service Representative, Lifespan Labs

My management took the time to hear me out and understand my challenges….they kept me going.

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Celibell

Celibell Almonte

Patient Service Representative, LPG Ophthalmology

I love the insurance…401k…student loan benefit…paid vacation…. Who doesn't like benefits?

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Candi

Candi Alves

Certified Nursing Assistant, Hasbro Children's Hospital

We're changing lives, really. It's such an amazing feeling.

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Megans

Megans Amparo

Lead Medical Assistant, Lifespan Urgent Care

This is the kind of job where in the morning you want to wake up and get dressed and get to work.

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Cynthia Arruda

Cindy Arruda

Lead Ultrasound Tech, Rhode Island Hospital

This hospital is truly a great place to work, when staffed properly. That’s what we want to get back—people who enjoy coming to work.

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Shelly

Shelly Boahin

Certified Nursing Assistant, Newport Hospital

Working here for five years, I have learned a lot and I don't think I'm leaving any time soon.

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Mariel

Mariel Cabrera

Home Draw Phlebotomist, Lifespan Labs

I came back because I really love working here, there are lots of opportunities.

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Brooke Collentro, RN

Brooke Collentro

Registered Nurse, Newport Hospital

Everybody's really supportive of each other, and that makes it a lot easier.

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Keila

Keila Coma

Environmental Services Aide, The Miriam Hospital

Here you can grow. You can start in a position, and then move on to another one.

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Damasio

Elisabete Damasio

Environmental Services Aide, Newport Hospital

I love it every day. I’ve been here for 16 years, so that says something.

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Guisella

Guisella Desrosiers

Environmental Services Aide, Bradley Hospital

I feel like I make a difference coming here every day.

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Dahiana Diaz

Dahiana Diaz

Credentialing Coordinator, Coastal Medical

Regardless of your role, your job is important. You're appreciated, you're valued, and it just keeps you motivated to do better every day.

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Katarina

Katarina Ellerbe

Senior Clinical Therapist, Gateway Healthcare

The pandemic has put such a high demand on mental health. There's much more need for clinical therapists to better support families.

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Cece

Cece Fernandez

Surgical Technologist, Rhode Island Hospital

It is very demanding, but if you like what you're doing, then it doesn’t feel like work.

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Derrell Johnson

Derrell Johnson

Behavioral Health Specialist, Bradley Hospital

My dream coworker is a very passionate individual…willing to…make a difference.

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Kayla Kershaw

Kayla Kershaw

Ultrasound Tech, Rhode Island Hospital

I got into healthcare by seeing other people love their job.

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Kelsey Lafferty

Kelsey Lafferty

Behavioral Health Specialist, Bradley Hospital

We have many different staff who are yin and yang to each….that’s what makes our team so special.

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Lily

Lily Medeiros

Registered Nurse, The Miriam Hospital

When you're meant to do something like this, it's not just an occupation.

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Cody

Cody Medina

Registered Nurse, Hasbro Children's Hospital

I know I'm never alone. If I'm ever in a situation where I need help or…another brain to pick, I know I can always lean on my coworkers.

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Cindy

Cindy Mousseau

Service Representative, Lifespan Labs

This has been such a wonderful organization to work for, and we support each other 100 percent.

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Elaine Partington

Elaine Partington

Phlebotomist and Supervisor, Lifespan Labs

I really enjoy my job. I get to know my patients on a more personal level.

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Lee and Christina

Lee Pascoa and Christina Teear

Certified Nursing Assistants, The Miriam Hospital

Community. Everybody's helpful.

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Ramey

Ramell Ramey

Central Laundry Services Supervisor, Rhode Island Hospital

I’m proud of the fact that I gained the experience in an entry-level management role to get to where I am today.

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Ricci

Matt Ricci

Clinical Social Worker, The Miriam Hospital

In the healthcare industry we've gone through something really profound, and it’s important to be able to take care of each other.

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Maria Rocha

Maria Rocha

Environmental Services Aide, Bradley Hospital

I believe my work makes a lot of difference.

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Julio

Julio Tavarez

Senior Clinical Therapist, Gateway Healthcare

I've learned so much from the people around me…..I know I'm set up to handle any situation that comes.

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Romell-Taylor

Romell Taylor

Registered Nurse, The Miriam Hospital

I’ve been here 20-plus years. It's a great place, and we give great care.

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