For Immediate Release
2/11/2022

Neil Meltzer, LifeBridge Health President and CEO, Appointed to Federal Healthcare Advisory Panel

Neil Meltzer LifeBridge CEOBaltimore, MD – (February 11, 2022) — Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, recently joined the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), a federal healthcare advisory committee to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Meltzer began his two-year term on the panel on February 2.

Established in 1991, the APOE is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the CMS Administrator concerning optimal strategies on a broad range of federal healthcare programs and policies such as Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange.

Meltzer was selected to join APOE because of his extensive experience in healthcare and community-focused approach to healthcare. Under his leadership, LifeBridge Health has developed significant innovative and successful approaches to enhancing the health of the populations LifeBridge Health serves. Meltzer strives to develop effective strategies that address the challenges facing different underserved populations in accessing healthcare. Along with his background in public health, Meltzer has a unique viewpoint in that LifeBridge Health has facilities in both urban and rural communities.

Additionally, he is active on many local and civic boards, including the National Health Care Workforce Commission and the Maryland Hospital Association. He is also the former National Chair for the American Heart Association.

“I am honored to join this federal advisory panel and look forward to working with my fellow panelists to be an advocate for patients and healthcare consumers. I hope we can be a valuable resource for CMS and Health and Human Services as well as provide meaningful insight on outreach and education to inform decisions that can make a positive impact on health programs all across the country,” says Meltzer.

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.

Simone Lindsay
410-871-7121
SLindsay@LifeBridgeHealth.org