Hospital Association of Rhode Island Taps Senate President Paiva Weed as New President

Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed recently announced she will be leaving the Senate to accept a position as President of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI), a New England Council member.

Current HARI President Michael Souza previously announced he would be leaving at the end of April to become CEO of Landmark Medical Center. Paiva Weed, expected to take over as President on May 1, will be the first woman to serve as President for HARI. She will take over during a critical time for HARI as healthcare policy is hotly debated on the federal level.

“Teresa has spent more than two decades advocating for Rhode Islanders as a state senator. We believe her skills, insight and dedication to our state make her the ideal candidate as we work to ensure access to affordable, quality health care for all Rhode Islanders,” said Dr. Christopher Lehrach, Chair of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s Board of Trustees.

The New England Council congratulates the Hospital Association of Rhode Island on the naming of their new president and wishes Paiva Weed the best in her new role. Read more in Providence Business News and The Newport Buzz.

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