Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital is passionate about providing the best medical and emotional care for our residents and patients. Quality of life for the people who stay at and work at Levindale is the top priority.
Levindale was founded in 1890 as the Hebrew Friendly Inn. Later, it was renamed Levindale for Louis H. Levin. He was a former executive director of the Associated Jewish Charities. Levindale is an agency of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
In July 1996, Levindale joined with Sinai Hospital to form the Sinai Health System. Then in 1998, Sinai Health merged with Northwest Hospital to become part of LifeBridge Health. This distinctive system brings a full continuum of health care services to the community.
The Specialty Hospital at Levindale is a 120-bed facility, which consists of 60 gero-psychiatric beds, 60 complex medical beds—some with ventilator capacity—and 20 acute rehabilitation beds. In addition, Levindale operates a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and two adult day care centers. Levindale and Courtland Gardens merged in 1999.
Today, Levindale is a 292-licensed-bed center. Levindale's geriatric center includes 172 comprehensive care (long-term care) beds, 20 sub-acute beds and 60 dementia care beds.
Levindale has employee physicians, PAs and NPs on staff. In addition, there are over 100 attending and consulting physicians credentialed at Levindale covering 24/7 in-house medical provider coverage.The medical team also includes 600 nurses and nursing assistants. Our support team has professionals who are second to none when it comes to ensuring continuous care for our residents and patients.
Levindale provides the following medical services:
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Ears, Nose and Throat
- Internal Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine
- Other specialty services available
For additional services visit our Medical Services section.
Levindale provides full-time chaplaincy of all religions. However, Levindale is a Jewish center and Jewish laws are followed. These include strictly kosher meals, as well as the celebrations and observances of Jewish holidays and customs.
Eden Alternative and Neighborhood Model
In 2007, Levindale continued our path of culture change by adopting the Neighborhood Model. Units have become "neighborhoods" to target resident-directed care. The goal is to train all Levindale employees in Person First techniques, which emphasize the individual needs of residents and patients.
Pain and Palliative Program
Easing the physical and emotional pain of residents and patients is extremely important at Levindale. A program was especially designed to fulfill the wishes of people who are in pain, who are chronically ill or at the end of their lives.
- The Joint Commission
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
Medical Education Programs and Affiliations
Levindale serves as a training site for health care professional students who seek to acquire the skills necessary to care for an aging population.
Levindale as a Training Site
- Geriatric nurse practitioner program for the University of Maryland School of Medicine
- Geriatric training for pharmacy students of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Sinai Hospital
- Geriatric training for dental students of the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Dentistry
- Geriatric training for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses of the Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore City Community College, Howard Community College and Sojourner-Douglas College
- Inpatient geriatric clinical experience for nursing students
- Training experience for physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and respiratory therapy students and baccalaureate nursing students
- Graduate social work internship program with the University of Maryland at Baltimore
- Supervised clinical education experience for medical records students of the Community College of Baltimore County
- Supervised clinical education experience for physician assistant students from Essex
- Fellowship program in continence and urology
- Rehabilitation medicine residents