LifeBridge Health Names Leslie Simmons as Chief Operating Officer

Baltimore, MD – LifeBridge Health recently announced that Leslie Simmons, RN, FACHE, has been named chief operating officer (COO) for the healthcare system, in addition to her role as executive vice president. As COO, among her many responsibilities, Simmons is leading the health system’s response to COVID-19, including all clinical operations. 

“Leslie is a key member of the executive team who has helped to define and execute the strategic vision for LifeBridge Health. With her clinical background as a nurse, she also brings a deep connection and relatability to our frontline staff, and she is a passionate advocate for our team members. We are thrilled to announce this additional title to reflect her role in our organization and her leadership in accountability, transparency and sustainable financial growth,” says Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health. 

Simmons will continue to oversee three of the five LifeBridge Health centers – Carroll and Northwest hospitals and Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital – as well as several systemwide functions representing total revenues of more than $550 million and 4,500 employees. In partnership with each hospital’s leadership, Simmons will continue to help advance collaboration among all aspects of the healthcare system. 
Simmons joined the leadership team in 2015 when Carroll Hospital became part of LifeBridge Health. She led Carroll Hospital for two decades in various capacities. She earned her Master of Arts in Management at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Outside of her role with LifeBridge Health, Simmons serves on the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) Executive Committee as well as the MHA Legislative Council as its chairperson. 

About LifeBridge Health:
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center and related affiliates. For more information, visit lifebridgehealth.org.

Sharon Boston