OSJL 'CNE Express' Ribbon-Cutting (1)

Ocean State Job Lot opens Care New England (CNE) Express Care, serving their 850 North Kingstown employees

Ocean State Job Lot opens on-site, on-demand Express Care to provide on-site, on-demand medical care for over 850 employees, day or night

Ocean State Job Lot and Care New England open ‘CNE Express Care’ at OSJL Distribution Center to serve 850 employees

Partnership demonstrates OSJL’s commitment to the health and well-being of associates

Ocean State Job Lot, the region’s premier discount retail chain with 147 stores across the Northeast, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Care New England (CNE) in the launch of ‘CNE Express Care’ at OSJL’s distribution center in North Kingstown.

The Express Care features on-site, on-demand care for the more than 500 OSJL associates working in the 1.2 million square foot distribution center as well as the 350 OSJL associates in its corporate headquarters. The facility will offer a physician assistant and bi-lingual registered nurse, as well as a telehealth room that can connect associates to Care New England providers at any time, day or night, to accommodate associates who work early mornings or late evenings.

“A huge part of Ocean State Job Lot’s culture is focused on creating and maintaining a healthy, productive workplace,” said Marc Perlman, Co-founder and CEO, Ocean State Job Lot. “Over the years, we have successfully evolved our culture to reinforce the importance of our associates’ health and wellbeing. Many of our distribution center associates work early mornings or late evenings depending on their shift, and we want to ensure that they have access to quality medical care when they need it.”

Local dignitaries including Representative Julie Casimiro gathered with Marc Perlman, Ocean State Job Lot Co-founder and CEO, and Bryan Liese, Chief Operating Officer, Care New England Medical Group, to officially unveil the CNE Express Care and cut a celebratory ribbon.

“Care New England is excited to support Ocean State Job Lot’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of its associates by offering them high quality, on-demand care and enhanced access to our network of primary care and specialist providers to help keep them well,” said Bryan Liese, Chief Operating Officer, Care New England Medical Group.

During the event, a flu-vaccine clinic was held in CNE Express Care for OSJL associates and family members who wished to receive it, and flu shots are being made available throughout the season. In addition, associates were able to sign up to donate blood through the Rhode Island Blood Center, learn about the national stem cell/bone marrow registry through Be The Match, speak with representatives from Delta Dental, and learn about mental health support offerings as well as Accolade, OSJL’s company-paid healthcare concierge.

Photo Caption (left-to-right):

Dr. Benjamin Adler, Care New England Medical Group (CNEMG); Mark Glovasky, Practice Administrator, CNEMG; Marileni Espinal, RN, New England Medical Association; Erica Mayer, PA, CNEMG; Bryan Liese, Chief Operating Officer, CNEMG; Marc Perlman, Co-founder and CEO, Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL); Alex Arroyo, Director, Organizational Effectiveness & Learning, OSJL; Doris Adesuyi, Legal & Policy Team, Governor Daniel McKee’s Office; Representative Julie Casimiro.

About Ocean State Job Lot:

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 147 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales exceeding $800 million. Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price. The company was named a four-time “Best Employer” by Forbes® Magazine* and a US Best Managed Company by Deloitte. *Ocean State Job Lot is not affiliated with Forbes®.

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it distributed $15 million in PPE to school systems, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and police and fire departments across New England and the Northeast. Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375 Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Point Business Park, North Kingstown, RI 02852.  Phone: (401) 295-2672; Web:

About Care New England:

Care New England Health System is a trusted organization that fuels the latest advances in medical research, attracts the nation’s top specialty-trained doctors, hones renowned services and innovative programs, and engages in the important discussions people need to have about their health and end-of-life wishes. Care New England is helping to transform the future of health care, providing a leading voice in the ongoing effort to ensure the health of the individuals and communities we serve.

CNE was founded in 1996, and today it is the parent organization of Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Care New England Medical Group, the VNA of Care New England, The Providence Center, and Integra, a certified accountable care organization (ACO). Care New England includes 970 licensed beds and 216 infant bassinets. Through Butler, Kent, and Women & Infants hospitals, Care New England has a teaching and research affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Kent is also a teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. For more information visit

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