Lifespan was founded in 1994 by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital as the state’s first nonprofit health care system. Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first psychiatric hospital exclusively for children, joined the system in 1996, and the community-based
Newport Hospital became a Lifespan partner in 1997. Lifespan is Rhode Island's largest health system and private employer with more than 12,000 associates. Throughout our network of nationally recognized hospitals, you'll find a commitment to community well-being and world-class career opportunities.