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LifeBridge names presidents at Carroll, Northwest hospitals

The Northwest Hospital program is based on a model called an accountable care unit that emphasizes collaboration to improve safety results. An interdisciplinary group of Northwest leadership and frontline team members worked together to use the ACU model as a tool to design an innovative blueprint at the hospital that focuses on patient and family-centered care, outcomes and employee engagement. (File photo)

Northwest Hospital (File photo)

LifeBridge Health Monday named two outsiders as presidents at two of its hospitals — Carroll Hospital and Northwest Hospital.

Garrett Hoover will take over as the president and chief operating officer of Carroll Hospital in Westminster. Craig Carmichael will take over as president and chief operating officer of Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. Both appointments are effective at the end of March.

“As we look to create a truly integrated health care delivery system at LifeBridge Health, we recognized the importance of having strong and focused leadership at each of our hospitals,” Leslie Simmons, executive vice president of LifeBridge Health, said in a statement. “With Garrett and Craig, we are thrilled to have found two experienced and exceptional health care executives to lead our teams at Carroll and Northwest hospitals.”

Hoover (Submitted photo)

Garrett Hoover (Submitted photo)

At Carroll, Hoover will replace Simmons, who has served as president of the hospital since 2014. She was elevated to the executive vice president role within the larger system in 2017.

Hoover comes to LifeBridge from Corning Hospital in Corning, New York, where he was also president and chief operating officer.

Carmichael also comes to LifeBridge from an outside system. He previously served as corporate vice president of operations and associate performance improvement officer at University of Maryland Medical System.

Carmichael (Submitted photo)

Craig Carmichael (Submitted photo)

Carmichael returns to a role in Baltimore County. He was previously senior vice president of operations at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

He takes over at Northwest Hospital for Faraaz Yousuf, who now leads Bon Secours Mercy Health’s Richmond market.

These new presidents are part of LifeBridge’s restructuring as it grows, the hospital said in a release. Earlier this month, LifeBridge named Daniel Blum as the president of Sinai Hospital.

That included naming presidents and chief operating officers for each of its hospitals and Simmons’ elevation to the senior executive team.

Simmons, along with LifeBridge president and CEO Neil Meltzer and chief financial officer David Krajewski focus on a system-wide perspective.

“At LifeBridge Health, we have a solid senior leadership team in place and strong vision for the future,” Simmons said. “As we begin this new year and new decade, we are excited about the new energy this trio of hospital presidents will bring to our organization, as we move forward with our strategic vision to offer a continuum of care to our patients and communities.”

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