Name: Arthur Sampson
New title: Interim CEO, Lifespan
Previous title: President, The Miriam Hospital, a Lifespan facility
Sampson has been tapped to serve as interim CEO for Rhode Island's largest health system, effective June 1, Board Chair Lawrence Aubin said in a message to employees.
"Arthur is an agile and strong leader and works well with individuals at all levels of the organization," Aubin said in his message to employees. Sampson returns from retirement to serve as interim CEO. Sampson previously spent 35 years at Lifespan hospitals.
The board is launching a search for a permanent successor to Timothy Babineau, who previously announced plans to step down as CEO. Babineau will leave his post May 31.