President, Northwest Hospital and Post-Acute Care Services Division
Senior Vice President, LifeBridge Health
Brian White is the president of Northwest Hospital
and the Post-Acute Care Services Division, and a senior vice president at LifeBridge Health
. Though these titles are a testament to White’s considerable abilities as a leader, they only skim the surface of his contributions to the Baltimore community and beyond. White knows that Northwest Hospital’s culture of kindness makes it stand out from other hospitals. “At Northwest Hospital, quality of care is what defines us, but our caring, friendly culture and staff are what differentiates us,” he says.
He has high ambitions for the hospital he first joined in 2007 as vice president of Administration and Community Physician Enterprise. He wants to see Northwest Hospital renowned as a national exemplar of patient and physician satisfaction and to rank as a “Top Quality” hospital.
White is also at the helm of the LifeBridge Health Post-Acute Care Services division, which includes Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
, the Specialty Hospital at Levindale and the Subacute Care Unit at Northwest Hospital. These facilities offer skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, behavioral health programs and more.
Even before assuming the presidency of Northwest Hospital, White propelled some truly visionary initiatives. He led the transformation of surgical services to standard-setting levels in both quality and patient satisfaction. He spearheaded the creation of two of LifeBridge Health’s largest growth strategies: the LifeBridge Health Business Development and Retail divisions, which are focused on non-traditional and for-profit growth, and the LifeBridge Health Community Physician Enterprise, which he leads and which now encompasses hundreds of primary and subspecialty physicians.
Much of White’s success is rooted in his commitment to innovation. After he restructured Northwest Hospital’s imaging department, it rose to be among the top 20 percent in the country. He spearheaded the hospital’s early adoption of single-incision, minimally invasive surgery as well as the creation of a multi-specialty robotics service.
White is heavily involved in the growth efforts of northwestern Baltimore. He serves on the executive committee of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable, sits on advisory councils for both Baltimore County Public Schools and Stevenson University, and participates on the Maryland Hospital Association’s Council on Legislative and Regulatory Policy. In these capacities, he not only lends valuable expertise to worthwhile organizations, but he also helps to shape health care in our state, from preventive measures to improving population health to pioneering better medical treatments.
Because of all of his accomplishments, it’s no surprise White was named to the Baltimore Business Journal’
s “Top 40 under 40” list in 2013 and earned the Maryland Daily Record’
s “VIP Award – Successful by Age 40” in 2012. Though White’s resume is impressive, his legacy resides in the real people who will enjoy another day, a better day, because of his work with LifeBridge Health and its surrounding community.