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Members of Carroll County Health Services Corporation, parent company of Carroll Hospital, voted on March 27, 2015 to approve an affiliation agreement with LifeBridge Health to offer new services and expanded care for the people of Carroll County and the greater Baltimore region. On April 1, 2015, Carroll Hospital became a subsidiary of LifeBridge Health.

With the agreement, LifeBridge Health has made a commitment to implement Carroll Hospital’s strategic plan to grow and advance in areas like cardiovascular, cancer, hospice/home care, surgery, women and infants and outpatient services. LifeBridge will invest $250 million in capital at Carroll Hospital, including facility construction and renovation as well as the development and expansion of medical services. LifeBridge Health will build on Carroll Hospital’s commitment to the people of Carroll County, ensuring that residents have access to a vibrant acute care hospital offering a wide range of medical specialties, services and community physicians.

Carroll Hospital will maintain its board of directors. The LifeBridge Health chief executive officer and chair of the LifeBridge Health board of directors will join that board, as well as the board of the Carroll Hospital Foundation. These local boards will oversee the operations of Carroll Hospital and the Carroll Hospital Foundation.

In order to support the mission of Carroll Hospital and its other charitable affiliates, LifeBridge Health made a contribution to the endowment fund of the Carroll Hospital Foundation. The income generated from the endowment helps to fund patient care, scholarships, community education and other community benefit related programs.

Carroll Hospital and its affiliates remain nonprofit under the affiliation with LifeBridge Health. Also, representatives of Carroll Hospital will now comprise 25 percent of the LifeBridge Health board of directors, with representation on each system committee. 

Photo: LifeBridge Health CEO Neil Meltzer and Carroll Hospital CEO Leslie Simmons (seated) signed the affiliation agreement earlier this week. Board chairs Jason Blavatt (LifeBridgeHealth) and Helen W. Whitehead (Carroll Hospital) were also on hand for the big event.