Partners Healthcare TGIF: 22 Things To Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media By Ian Donnis • Apr 21, 2017 Tax Day is behind us, and the final stretch of the legislative session is looming. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go. Scott MacKay Commentary: Why The Care New England-Boston Partners Merger May Not Be So Great By Scott MacKay • Apr 21, 2017 RIPR FILE PHOTO Listen Listening... / 4:25 Lifespan CEO Babineau Questions Care New England-Boston Health Care Merger By Scott MacKay • Apr 20, 2017 RIPR FILE PHOTO In a letter to doctors, Lifespan CEO Dr. Timothy J. Babineau has criticized the proposed merger of Boston-based Partner HealthCare and Lifespan’s chief Rhode Island competition, Care New England. Care New England To Join Partners HealthCare, Dropping Memorial Hospital By John Bender • Apr 19, 2017 RIPR FILE The Providence-based hospital organization Care New England has signed a letter of intent to merge with the Boston-based organization Partners HealthCare, Care NE announced Wednesday.