For Immediate Release (October 11, 2016)
10/11/2016

Sinai Hospital’s Amy Perry Named “Innovator of the Year”

Perry and Sinai Hospital Team Recognized for Creation of Unique BioIncubator

Baltimore, MD – LifeBridge Health is proud to announce that Amy Perry, president of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and executive vice president of LifeBridge Health, has been named a 2016 “Innovator of the Year” by The Daily Record newspaper. Perry received this honor for spearheading the creation of Sinai Hospital’s BioIncubator, the first research facility of its kind in Maryland to be located inside a hospital.

“I am thrilled to accept this award on behalf of the talented and dedicated team that developed the Sinai Hospital BioIncubator,” says Perry. “We had the unique idea to bring together emerging businesses, innovative technologies and leading physicians under the same roof, with the goal to foster collaboration and accelerate discoveries. With the BioIncubator, Sinai Hospital is poised to develop medical advancements that will improve the health of people in Baltimore and beyond.”

The Sinai Hospital BioIncubator, which opened this summer, provides start-up biotech and life sciences companies with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and the opportunity to work with Sinai’s physicians and other LifeBridge Health researchers, including the potential for clinical trials.

BioIncubator group with Amy Perry

While other medical organizations have bioincubators in separate buildings or at remote campuses, Sinai converted existing lab space within the hospital into an onsite bioincubator, designed to spur new ideas that could help patients and fuel economic growth.

“Sinai Hospital’s investment in the BioIncubator reinforces our dedication to fulfilling our mission of advancing science to maintain and improve the health of our community,” adds Perry.

Along with Perry, the Sinai Hospital BioIncubator leadership team includes Mauro Moscucci, M.D., chief of medicine at Sinai Hospital and medical director of the LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute; Michael Tangrea, Ph.D., scientific director of the Sinai Hospital BioIncubator, and Neil Carpenter, vice president strategic planning and research for LifeBridge Health.

The Daily Record’s “Innovator of the Year” awards, established in 2002, recognize Marylanders and Maryland-based companies that have transcended common practices and developed innovative products or services that have improved their companies, industries or communities. Nominations are judged on four criteria: originality, impact, challenge and value. This year’s honorees were recognized for achievements that took place between January 2015 and July 2016.

"This year's Innovators of the Year are on the cutting edge. They are the trailblazers of today and tomorrow," says Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "Their innovations make Maryland a better place to live and to work. We at The Daily Record are pleased to honor their accomplishments and look forward to their future achievements."

Perry and the other Innovator of the Year honorees will receive their awards October 13 at the American Visionary Art Museum. They also will be featured in a special publication that will be included with the October 14 issue of The Daily Record and available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.

About LifeBridge Health and Sinai Hospital

LifeBridge Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive health care providers in Maryland. In addition to Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, LifeBridge Health comprises Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and its related subsidiaries and affiliates. www.lifebridgehealth.org

Sinai Hospital is a 520-bed medical complex in North Baltimore with a mission to maintain and improve the health of people in its community by providing quality medical services in a caring environment. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report recognized Sinai as one of the state’s top hospitals, tied for number three in both Maryland and the Baltimore metro region. U.S. News also ranked Sinai as one of the nation’s best in neurology and neurosurgery (#36 in the top 50) as well as “high performing” in four other medical specialties.

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Sharon Boston
410-601-4350
svboston@lifebridgehealth.org