LifeBridge Health

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LifeBridge Health is a Baltimore area corporation operating several medical institutions. These include Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital (formerly Baltimore County General Hospital), and various nursing homes and medical office complexes.

Sinai Hospital[edit]

Sinai Hospital
LifeBridge Health
Location 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Coordinates 39°21′10″N 76°39′44″W / 39.35278°N 76.66222°W / 39.35278; -76.66222
Care system Private, non-profit
Hospital type Teaching, ANCC Magnet
Emergency department Level II Trauma Center
Helipad (ICAO: 5MD3)
Beds 502
Founded 1866
Lists Hospitals in the United States

Sinai Hospital is a Baltimore, Maryland hospital originally founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum. It is now a Jewish-sponsored ANCC Magnet and teaching hospital that provides care for patients in the greater Baltimore City, Baltimore County and surrounding communities. It is notable as the birthplace of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, or ICD, invented by the team of Dr. Michel Mirowski, Dr. Morton Mower, M. Stephen Heilman, and Alois Langer who are all in the National Inventors Hall of Fame for their achievement.

Since 1998, Sinai Hospital has been a part of the LifeBridge Health system,[1] which also runs Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Nursing Home (which is across the street from Sinai), Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, several medical office buildings in the Baltimore area, and a health and fitness club called LifeBridge Health & Fitness, located in Pikesville, Maryland.

Sinai Hospital is located in Northwest Baltimore along Belvedere Avenue, near the intersection of Northern Parkway and Greenspring Avenue, and about a block away from Pimlico Race Course. The entrance to the emergency room known as ER-7 is accessible from Greenspring Avenue. The hospital itself is also surrounded by Cylburn and Lanier Avenues.

The hospital is very close to exit 10 off Interstate 83.

Several public bus lines operated by the Maryland Transit Administration serve the hospital, including Routes 1, 27, 44, and 91.

The Specialty Areas at Sinai include: • Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute • Bariatric Surgery Program at Sinai • Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute - Adult Hydrocephalus Center - Spine Center at Sinai - Stroke Center at Sinai • CyberKnife® Center • ER-7 Emergency Center • Heart Center at Sinai • Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai • Krieger Eye Institute • Rehabilitation Center • Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics - International Center for Limb Lengthening - Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement • Sinai Center for Thrombosis Research • Sleep Center at Sinai

Northwest Hospital[edit]

Northwest Hospital
LifeBridge Health
Location 5401 Old Court Road, Randallstown, Maryland, United States
Coordinates 39°21′32″N 76°46′53″W / 39.35889°N 76.78139°W / 39.35889; -76.78139
Care system Private non-profit
Emergency department Yes
Beds 242
Founded 1963, then called Baltimore County General Hospital
Lists Hospitals in Maryland

Northwest Hospital, formerly known as Northwest Hospital Center and Baltimore County General Hospital before that, is a hospital in Randallstown, Maryland (a suburb of Baltimore) owned and operated by LifeBridge. The hospital is full-service, with an emergency room and surgical facilities. It is located at the intersection of Old Court Road and Carlson Lane, south of Liberty Road.

Northwest Hospital has 242 private inpatient beds and offers care for medical, surgical, behavioral health, rehabilitative and hospice patients. Its facilities have been designed around the Friesen concept, with nursing alcoves outside each patient room so nurses can spend more time with their patients. The Friesen-design hospital functions differently from the traditional hospital in that it creates an environment conducive to direct patient care through smaller 20-bed units; elimination of nursing stations; and placing supplies, medications and charts in close proximity to patients.

Other facilities[edit]

LifeBridge Health operates various other facilities.

Nursing homes[edit]

Nursing homes operated by LifeBridge include Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center (located across Belvedere Avenue the street from Sinai and Courtland Gardens (formally known as Jewish Convalescent and Nursing Home) in Pikesville.

Medical office buildings[edit]

LifeBridge has medical office complexes in Pikesville's Woodholme Shopping Center and Quarry Lake.


  1. ^ Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc. – Hoover's Profile.

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