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For Immediate Release
9/3/2015



Helene King
410-601-2296
hking@lifebridgehealth.org



LifeBridge Health Selects Chief Operating Officer for Post-Acute Care Division


Idriz Limaj, LNHA, R.N.Baltimore, MD – Idriz Limaj, LNHA, R.N., has been named the new chief operating officer of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and the Post-Acute Division at LifeBridge Health. Limaj brings a unique combination of health care management, clinical nursing experience and business development expertise.

Limaj will oversee LifeBridge Health’s post-acute services, which include long-term care, behavioral health, chronic hospital services and skilled nursing home care, as well outpatient day treatment programs and adult day services. The division is located on two campuses, Northwest Hospital and Levindale.

“Idriz embraces inventive ideas while understanding the importance of traditions in a resident-centered environment such as Levindale, making him a great fit for this position with the LifeBridge Health post-acute division,” says Brian White, senior vice president of LifeBridge Health. “Idriz brings unique experience and insight that will benefit all those who call Levindale home as well as those the patients who depend on LifeBridge Health for ongoing treatment. Additionally, his dynamic and approachable style will motivate his staff to continue to provide the highest quality care for their patients and residents.”

Limaj is a licensed nursing home administrator who most recently served as the executive director of Community Health Services at Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) – Home and Hospice Care in Massachusetts, where he supervised operations including strategic planning; compliance with state, federal and accreditation regulations; and the business growth of all of HSL community health services programs. He also co-founded connectRN, a mobile technology company that facilitates nursing communication and staffing.

Limaj is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He earned his MBA in health care management and his RN-BSN at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Limaj speaks Albanian and Macedonian.

“I am so pleased to be joining LifeBridge Health. This is a forward-thinking organization that is continually looking for innovative ways to serve its residents and patients,” says Limaj. “Levindale has been a pioneer in the care of elders and adults in frail health for 125 years, and LifeBridge Health is already an industry leader in post-acute care, an emerging field in medicine for the specialized care of people who have left the hospital to continue their recovery at home or in another facility. Innovation in long-term and post-acute care means a brighter future for all of us, and I am excited to be helping LifeBridge Health lead the way.”

LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. In addition to Levindale and Northwest Hospital, LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Carroll Hospital and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.
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