Information for Providers

Loss Prevention Grant Fund

Grant Program Director: Marsha Haverly, Director, Loss Prevention
Grant Program Manager: Christina Gomes-Ferreira, Loss Prevention Risk Management Specialist
Financial Administrator: Rick Almeida, Director, Insurance and Business Operations
Process Assistant: Valerie Till

Lifespan provides malpractice/professional liability coverage for all employees and eligible affiliated physicians through Lifespan Risk Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lifespan Corporation, and RISE (RI Sound Enterprises Ins. Co., Ltd.).

Lifespan Risk Services has been recognizing leaders and change agents in our system by providing funding for innovative efforts through education and research projects for many years. The core purpose of the Loss Prevention Grant Fund is to improve quality of care and decrease liability.

Application is open to all Lifespan employees and eligible affiliated physicians. The Loss Prevention Grant Fund will award up to a total of $250,000 for all grants funded in Policy Year 2023 to 2024.

Priority Focus for This Year

This year, priority will be given to proposals focused on multidisciplinary/multi-departmental/multi-hospital strategies aimed at:

  • Reducing diagnostic/treatment errors, omissions, or delays
  • Care communications/teamwork/escalation of care
  • Professional wellness

The Lifespan Loss Prevention Grant Fund provides a source of funding for projects relating to the following:

  • Quality of care improvement efforts: Liability related to processes and/or systems that impact the way we care for our patients and families.
  • Professional liability (malpractice): Liability incurred as a result of errors in performing professional clinical services. In recognition that practitioner wellness affects professional practice and patient outcomes, grants related to this topic are encouraged.   
  • General liability: Liability related to premises, operations, and products.

Funds that are awarded are to be used in the one-year grant fund period and are not intended to cover capital purchases, ongoing operational expenses or to fund permanent positions.  

The Preliminary Review Committee will evaluate all submissions. The Executive Review Committee will determine grant awards. The Executive Review Committee includes Lifespan senior leadership from Risk Management, Medicine, and Information Services. Once awards are made, quarterly status reports are required throughout the year. 

Principal investigators are required to complete grant projects within one year from the time funding is provided.

More Information

For more information, please contact Christina Gomes-Ferreira, Loss Prevention Risk Management Specialist, by email at or phone at 401-444-8251.  If you are unable to access the website form, please contact Valerie Till at 401-444-4595 or email for further assistance.