"I wish to congratulate Timothy Babineau in his new role as president of Lifespan," said Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the RI Healthcare Reform Commission. "As a physician, he understands the many health challenges facing our community and has been committed to improving patient outcomes. As President and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, he understands the issues and importance of reforming our healthcare system. I look forward to working with Lifespan under Timothy's leadership, and welcome his active engagement on the healthcare reform commission."