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FEATURED MOVER | Rebecca Altman, LifeBridge Health

Rebecca Altman was promoted to the position of vice president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Grace Medical Center.

In her new role, Altman will focus on the daily operations of these two LifeBridge Health medical facilities. Altman previously served as vice president and chief integration officer, including leading the health system’s acquisition and ongoing renovations and transformation of Grace Medical Center (formerly Bon Secours Hospital) in west Baltimore.

Over the past three years, Altman has spearheaded the transformation of health care delivery in West Baltimore with the transition of Bon Secours Hospital to Grace Medical Center. This acquisition and transition are part of LifeBridge Health’s $85 million commitment to enhance and expand the facility and the services it provides to the west Baltimore community. Altman managed the opening of a brand-new emergency department as well as primary care and specialty clinics, surgery suite and operating rooms. Altman, after hearing the needs of the community, also expanded medical services to include OB/GYN, pediatrics, ophthalmology and orthopedics at the Grace location.

In spring 2021, Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Altman to be an adviser to the Health Equity Resource Community (HERC) Advisory Committee and she chairs the data subcommittee for the HERC.

Rebecca Altman, vice president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Grace Medical Center.

ABOUT REBECCA ALTMAN

Resides in:

Annapolis

Education:

RN from Lancaster General Nursing School; Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University, concentrating on finance and international business.

If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why?:

As a nurse I thoroughly have enjoyed and appreciated caring for patients, but I also wanted to make a broader difference in healthcare from policy to business decisions that impact care for our patients and our communities in a positive way. Had I not followed that path I would have like to be a Navy pilot.  When I was a child, I wanted to be the first woman to fly jets – another woman of greatness beat me to it, Barbara Ann Allen. There is a long rich history of women serving in all armed forces from nursing to highly skilled positions, such as a naval aviator. I’m in awe and grateful for our women and men in service.  I’ve been fortunate to come from a family who has a long history of serving in the Navy, which I’m thrilled my oldest son carries on today.  At least one of us is a pilot in the Navy.

Favorite vacation:

Vacations that include all five of my children and their spouses (for the three who are married) – no matter where we are those are my favorite times.

When I want to relax, I … :

I enjoy running so that’s my first go-to, but I love to read and enjoy watching old movies to relax.

Favorite book:

Any historical books, I enjoy reading books by Doris Kearns Goodwin and currently reading “No Ordinary Time” about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II.

Favorite quotation:

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” — Rumi