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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2013
LifeBridge Health has named Neil M. Meltzer as its new CEO as part of a shake up in leadership at the hospital system prompted by the retirement of the company's current head. Current LifeBridge CEO Warren A. Green is retiring after 21 years with the hospital company, which owns Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Meltzer, who is now president and CEO of Sinai, will take on his new role in July.
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By Kevin Rector and Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Federal officials announced Wednesday that they plan to screen international passengers for Ebola at five major U.S. airports, while hospitals around the country continue to isolate patients showing Ebola-like symptoms. At least four Baltimore-area hospitals recently segregated patients with travel histories and other possible indications of Ebola, though the virus was ruled out in each case. Other cases were suspected and ruled out at two Washington-area hospitals last week. Meanwhile, the first U.S. patient diagnosed with the virus died Wednesday in Dallas.
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NEWS
By SLOANE BROWN | April 20, 2008
AT MANY FUNDRAISING PARTIES, YOU could say it's almost de rigueur to arrive at least 15 minutes after the doors open. The LifeBridge Health Magic of Life Gala was not one of them. At 6 p.m. -- the official start time of the gala -- at least 200 guests were already milling around the mezzanine. And that was only the beginning. "Another 1,300 to go," gala chair Lynn Abeshouse said, watching folks filing in. "But we're totally prepared." As the steady stream of people in formal dress continued into the theater, a well-trained army of food servers met them.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Executives seeking advice on management, decision-making, communication and other leadership skills have a new place to turn in Baltimore, as seven local business leaders have teamed up to launch a coaching and consulting firm. Based in Baltimore, Protégé Executive Coaching & Consulting LLC, has been established by executives with a range of experience, including finance and investments, communications, technology, healthcare, higher education and nonprofits. Warren Green, former President and CEO of LifeBridge Health, said in a news release that the executives at Protégé have experience as mentors, and intend to act as "an impartial sounding board that becomes a key ingredient in improving performance and job satisfaction.
BUSINESS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
Orioles All-Star Cal Ripken Jr. has assumed ownership from partner LifeBridge Health of a Columbia athletic training center that bears his name, the Cal Ripken Jr. Sports Acceleration Center.Ripken intends to expand the center, change its name and add programs and outlets. Eventually the operation, which provides advanced training for amateur and professional athletes, could expand nationwide, said Ira Rainess, president of the center and head of Ripken's commercial operations."People throughout the country have tried to find a formula that works in this niche market; I think we have found the right model," Rainess said.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1998
Sinai and Northwest health systems announced yesterday that they have completed their merger, forming a system to be known as LifeBridge Health.There will be no immediate change in programs or staff, said Warren Green, who was named president and chief executive officer of LifeBridge. Green had been CEO of Sinai.Green said LifeBridge was "poised to grow larger if it makes sense, but strong enough to stand alone for a long time."In fact, he suggested, the wave of hospital consolidation may be slowing.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
St. Joseph Medical Center has narrowed its search for a strategic partner to three, the hospital said Wednesday. The troubled hospital did not identify the finalists, but several sources with knowledge of the process confirmed that the potential buyers are LifeBridge Health, which owns Sinai and Northwest hospitals; Ascension Health, which owns St. Agnes Hospital; and the University of Maryland Medical System. "The St. Joseph Medical Center Board met Jan. 19 and narrowed the number of potential strategic partners to three for the next round of discussions," reads a statement from St. Joseph.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | October 23, 2013
A tower at Sinai Hospital will be named after Roslyn and Leonard Stoler, philanthropists and owners of a chain of car dealerships, who recently gave the hospital a $3 million gift. The newly named Roslyn & Leonard Stoler Tower is located in the main hospital and has six floors and 200,000-square-feet of space. It is home to an intensive care unit and neurocritical care unit, a cardiac diagnostic center, a neuroscience center, brain and spine programs, a neurological rehabilitation center, an intermediate care unit and a roof top helipad.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2002
Banking and finance Leimbach group director at American Express American Express Tax & Business Services named Wendell B. Leimbach managing director of its manufacturing, logistic and engineering consulting group. The Bolton Hill resident earned a master's degree in administrative science from the Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is president of the Engineering Society of Baltimore. Legal and insurance Injured Workers Insurance directorship goes to Gillian Injured Workers Insurance Fund hired Joseph P. Gillian as loss control director.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick | October 4, 2012
No baseball tonight? No problem! There's a perfectly timed food truck rally tonight. Baltimore's food trucks are rallying for a special Thursday night Gathering . This time, they're headed to Coldspring, at the Sinai Hospital Campus, 5051 Greenspring Ave. (across Greenspring Avenue from Sinai's ER). Proceeds will benefit the Brain Injury Programs at LifeBridge health and the Brain Injury Association of Maryland. • Dinergram: Reader restaurant photos Share your Instagrams from area restaurants by using #bmorediner on Twitter or Instagram, and your photo could appear in the Sun on Sundays.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
The University of Maryland Medical System will provide management services to Union Hospital in Elkton, the latest in a series of partnerships state hospitals are forming as they prepare for changes in the health reimbursement system. The affiliation will allow Union to tap into the resources of a major academic center and improve patient access to doctors and clinical services, the orhanizations said Wednesday in announcing the partnership. Union Hospital will keep full control over its finances and physical assets during the 24-month agreement.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
Carroll Hospital Center has begun what it calls an "aggressive" search for hospital partners, saying it's open to all options, including the possibility of merging with another institution. The 193-bed hospital has operated independently for its entire 53-year existence and is profitable, but CEO John Sernulka said changes in health care will put financial pressure on small hospitals like his in the near future. "Reimbursement will continue to tighten," Sernulka said. "There will be less and less dollars pumped into the health care system.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | October 23, 2013
A tower at Sinai Hospital will be named after Roslyn and Leonard Stoler, philanthropists and owners of a chain of car dealerships, who recently gave the hospital a $3 million gift. The newly named Roslyn & Leonard Stoler Tower is located in the main hospital and has six floors and 200,000-square-feet of space. It is home to an intensive care unit and neurocritical care unit, a cardiac diagnostic center, a neuroscience center, brain and spine programs, a neurological rehabilitation center, an intermediate care unit and a roof top helipad.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | October 18, 2013
LifeBridge Health has invested in urgent care company ExpressCare as the Baltimore health system continues to build on the types of services it offers.  Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. The two entities will continue to operate as separate businesses, but will work together in "building strategies for the future," a  LifeBridge spokeswoman said. ExpressCare operates 10 urgent care centers throughout the state with plans to open four more this year.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore launched an incentive program this week to encourage nurses to discharge more patients by noon, prompting questions about patient safety. The program sets a goal for nursing units to discharge 20 percent of their patients by noon and offers the nurse on each unit with the most early discharges a $10 gift card. An executive with LifeBridge Health, which owns Sinai, said the goals were taken out of context. The hospital was responding to patient concerns that they wanted to leave the hospital sooner after procedures, said Debbie Hollenstein, LifeBridge vice president of marketing.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2013
LifeBridge Health has named Neil M. Meltzer as its new CEO as part of a shake up in leadership at the hospital system prompted by the retirement of the company's current head. Current LifeBridge CEO Warren A. Green is retiring after 21 years with the hospital company, which owns Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Meltzer, who is now president and CEO of Sinai, will take on his new role in July.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | September 10, 2012
The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at LifeBridge Health is expanding by opening satellite offices in three counties and offering new services at Northwest Hospital. The new satellite offices will open in Westminster, Eldersburg and Owings Mills. LifeBridge, which also owns Sinai Hospital in Baltimore will, also now offer surgical and rehabilitation services at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. The medical system's orthopedic base will  remain at Sinai, which is home to the International Center for Limb Lengthening and the  Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement.
NEWS
August 29, 2004
Screening Blood-pressure screenings. Joseph Center, 430 S. Broadway. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. For people 55 and older. Free. 410-732-5000. Support Groups Breast cancer. LifeBridge Health & Fitness, 1836 Greene Tree Road, Pikesville. Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. For breast cancer patients and survivors. Register, 410-601-9355. Cancer. Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave. Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Information and registration, 410-601-9355. For calendar listings, please send typed news releases four weeks in advance to Harry Merritt, Features, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278 or send e-mail releases to healthcalendar@ baltsun.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | December 5, 2012
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore has opened a surgery center targeting the elderly population. The Sinai Center for Geriatric Surgery is led by Dr. Mark R. Katlic, chief of Surgery at Sinai Hospital and author of several books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on geriatric surgery. “The conditions that often require surgery - cancer, atherosclerosis, degenerative joint disease, cataracts, prostate disease and gallstones - increase in incidence with increasing age," Katlic, said in a statement.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2012
When the owners of troubled St. Joseph Medical Center put the Towson hospital up for sale a year ago, the University of Maryland Medical System didn't hesitate to put in a bid. Medical violations by its star cardiologist had left St. Joseph in financial disarray and struggling to hang on to patients, doctors and its reputation. It faced millions of dollars in lawsuits and the prospect of a further decline. But the UMMS board and its top executives saw opportunity in the 148-year-old Catholic medical institution started by the Sisters of St. Francis.
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