A 60-bed psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents agreed last week to join Lifespan, the Providence, R.I.-based healthcare system formed in July by the consolidation of Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital.
Like those two facilities, East Providence-based Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital will become a subsidiary under the parent organization, said a spokesman for Lifespan. All three hospitals are affiliated with Brown University School of Medicine in Providence.
The health system will seek to integrate its behavioral medicine programs to share expertise and resources, according to a written summary of the Bradley deal's effects. The addition of Bradley also will allow closer coordination with Hasbro Children's Hospital, part of the Rhode Island Hospital complex.
"The inclusion of Bradley Hospital will move Lifespan further toward its goal of providing a full spectrum of health services," said Bruce M. Selya, chairman of the Lifespan board.
Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital have a combined 966 beds, 1,870 registered nurses, 7,000 other employees, 1,500 physicians and projected revenues of $400 million in 1994. That makes Lifespan the largest private company in the state before the Bradley addition, the Lifespan spokesman said.
Bradley maintained about 650 employees and registered nurses in fiscal 1994 and expected $18.2 million in projected 1994 revenues on a census of 517 inpatient admissions and 8,300 outpatient visits.