Leslie Simmons, R.N., F.A.C.H.E.
President, Carroll Hospital
Senior Vice President, LifeBridge Health
As a leader of Carroll Hospital
for nearly 15 years, Leslie Simmons has been instrumental in driving the organization’s outstanding achievements in quality with a focus on accountability and transparency. Her strong clinical background — from her more than 25 years of experience in numerous aspects of the health care industry — has been an asset in creating a culture of patient-centered care and uncompromising commitment to high performance at the hospital through the development of clinical service lines and increased participation in statewide collaboratives and best-practice initiatives.
A resident of Westminster, Simmons earned her associate degree in nursing from Anne Arundel Community College and her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Management Administration from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
She is the past president of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She also served a five-year term as a commissioner on the governor’s Taskforce for the Nursing Commission.
Simmons is a board member of the Y of Central Maryland and a board member of Roland Park Place, a continuing care retirement community. She was appointed by the governor to the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council and was recognized as one of The Daily Record’s "Maryland's Top 100 Women" in 2012. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.