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Neil Meltzer

Neil Meltzer

President & CEO
LifeBridge Health

Neil Meltzer

Neil Meltzer

For Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, community-focused health care is a key focus that he aims to filter into every business decision he makes. Meltzer has steered the strategic growth of the health system that includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital and Levindale Hebrew Geriatric — adding approximately 2,300 more jobs and close to $1 billion in additional revenue.

He aims to transform the organization into an integrated health care delivery system, and credits his public health background as the foundation for his community-focused health care philosophy. This philosophy helped him develop partnerships and alliances with organizations that provide services such as medical transportation, retail pharmacy, urgent care, health insurance and assisted living.

“I hope that I have been successful in sharing my passion for community-focused health care, innovation and partnership to create programs and services that have truly improved health and quality of life for people in our communities,” he said.

Meltzer serves on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Notre Dame of Maryland University, the Maryland Hospital Association, the Hippodrome Foundation and Everyman Theatre.

Innovation is at the core of his leadership vision, and he does not shy from listening to feedback to make changes big and small that make a difference. In 2016, the health system opened the Bioincubator at Sinai Hospital, the first of its kind in the nation and Maryland’s only hospital-based incubator. The incubator houses early-stage biotech and life science startups and, to date, has 15 tenants.

“At LifeBridge Health, our purpose statement is ‘Caring for Our Communities Together.’ It is not just something we say, it is something we do,” Meltzer said. “We have a bold vision to transform health care delivery and improve quality of life with our LifeBridge Health teams, partners and communities to bring this vision to life.”

Leadership is listening, inspiring and empowering others.”

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2019 Influential Marylanders awards.

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