For Immediate Release
2/24/2015

Izzy Patoka Joins LifeBridge Health as Director of Community Development

BLifeBridge Health is pleased to announce the addition of Izzy Patoka as the new director of Community Development.altimore, MD - LifeBridge Health is pleased to announce the addition of Izzy Patoka as the new director of Community Development. Patoka brings 30 years of experience in city and county policy development and planning to this newly created position. He is also a tireless neighborhood and community advocate.

At LifeBridge Health, Patoka will direct the development and implementation of a multi-dimensional plan to improve the quality of life in the areas surrounding the Sinai and Northwest hospital campuses. His work will include enhancing education and workforce development, business and economic development, community leadership coordination and neighborhood improvement.

Most recently, Patoka served as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives and as the director of the Governor’s Intergovernmental Affairs Office. Mr. Patoka was the founding director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods in Baltimore City.

LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive health providers in Maryland. In addition to Sinai and Northwest hospitals, LifeBridge Health includes Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and other related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, go to www.lifebridgehealth.org.
Helene King
410.601.2296
hking@lifebridgehealth.org