Public Meetings Scheduled for Proposed Sale of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha have announced two public meetings regarding the proposed sale of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. These meetings aim to provide an opportunity for public input on the matter. Each session will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 110 of Alger Hall at Rhode Island College, situated at 600 Mount Pleasant Ave. in Providence. The meeting dates are scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2024, and Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

For those unable to attend in person, virtual participation is available via Microsoft Teams at

Public comments will be considered by the Attorney General and RIDOH as part of their review process. Individuals wishing to express their views, whether attending in person or virtually, may sign up to speak here.

Written comments regarding the proposed transaction will be accepted until March 29, 2024. Additionally, those who have already submitted written comments may supplement their submissions until the same deadline.

Comments should be directed to:

Fernanda Lopes, MPH, Chief
Office of Health Systems Development
Rhode Island Department of Health
Three Capitol Hill, Room 410
Providence, RI 02908

Julia Harvey, Health Care Advocate
Health Care Unit
Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Following these public meetings, the Attorney General and RIDOH will continue their review of the application. Per the Hospital Conversions Act (HCA), this review must be completed within 180 days of the application’s acceptance, meaning no later than June 11, 2024.

The proposed transaction involves the acquisition of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital by the Centurion Foundation, a Georgia-based nonprofit organization. These hospitals, currently operated by CharterCARE and owned by Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., are subject to regulatory oversight by RIDOH and the Attorney General, the authorized entities for hospital conversions in Rhode Island.

The application submitted by Centurion was deemed complete by RIDOH and the Attorney General on December 14, 2023. On January 29, 2024, the application was released to the public, with redactions made to protect confidential commercial information of the involved parties, in accordance with HCA provisions. The application is available for review on the websites of Attorney General Neronha and RIDOH.




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