Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
Barry Eisenberg, FACHE, LHNA, is the executive director and chief operating officer of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. Eisenberg supervises the daily operations and strategic planning of the long-term care and specialty hospital services at Levindale, as well as the Subacute Unit at Northwest Hospital.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Regional Planning degrees at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He also attended George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management.
Eisenberg has a wealth of experience as a board-certified health care executive and licensed nursing home administrator, and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Though his career in health care management has been extensive, ranging across a broad continuum of health care services, he has devoted his talents and energies most specifically to elder care. The last half of his more than 30-year career has focused on nursing home and senior services. He has held leadership positions at the operations and staff level, gaining acumen in strategic planning, business development, operations, financial management, continuous quality improvement, marketing and public relations, customer service, team-building, managed-care contracting, physician relations and regulatory compliance.
In addition to its post-acute hospital with short-term rehab and behavioral health and its adult day services, Levindale is renowned for its nursing home care and for the modernity of its facilities. These include neighborhood models and the Households, a $31 million-expansion on the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg campus, which comprises six units of 14 rooms each, totaling 84 private suites of bedrooms and bathrooms. Each Household comes equipped with a modern kitchen, a hearth area and a den. As the first Eden Alternative center in Maryland, Levindale has been at the forefront of elder care. The Eden Alternative philosophy emphasizes vitality and creativity among senior populations, and empowers residents to live their fullest lives.
Before coming to Levindale, Eisenberg served as an administrator for ManorCare Silver Spring, where he oversaw operations at the 148-bed facility. ManorCare Silver Spring featured a secure dementia and Alzheimer’s unit, as well as a skilled nursing and rehabilitation unit. Eisenberg’s most notable accomplishments included overseeing the first phase of building renovations, increasing ManorCare’s Medicare rating and implementing a cardiac rehabilitation program in cooperation with a local hospital to reduce hospital readmissions.
He is more than happy to bring this spirit of innovation to Levindale. “As a part of the LifeBridge Health system, Levindale is uniquely positioned to treat patients with a variety of complex needs, and to offer the very highest quality of care to residents from all backgrounds,” he says.