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 or 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, a former executive director of the Associated Jewish Charities. Levindale is an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
In 1996, Levindale united with Sinai Hospital to form the Sinai Health System. Then in 1998, Sinai Health merged with Northwest Hospital to become LifeBridge Health. This distinctive system, which now also includes Carroll Hospital, brings a full continuum of health care services to the community.
Today, Levindale is a 330-licensed-bed facility. Levindale's geriatric center includes 126 comprehensive care (long-term care) beds, 35 subacute beds, 28 dementia care beds and a 21-bed respiratory care unit. The Specialty Hospital at Levindale consists of a 40-bed high intensity care unit (HICU) and an 80-bed behavioral health unit.
Levindale has physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners on staff. In addition, there are more than 100 attending and consulting physicians credentialed at Levindale who together provide 24/7 in-house medical coverage. Our medical team, which also includes 600 nurses and nursing assistants, is second to none when it comes to ensuring continuous care for our residents and patients.
- Ears, Nose and Throat
- Geriatric Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Rehabilitation Medicine
To see additional services, please visit our Medical Services site.
A Jewish Center
Levindale provides full-time chaplaincy of all religions. However, Levindale is a Jewish center and Jewish celebrations, observances of Jewish holidays and customs, and Jewish laws are followed.
Eden Alternative and Neighborhood Model
Levindale has adopted the Eden Alternative and Neighborhood Model, which implements homelike living spaces and “neighborhood” amenities, like a synagogue, boutique and museum, to create a sense of community for all residents. Nursing home units are "neighborhoods" and all Levindale employees are trained in "Person First" techniques, which emphasize the individual needs of residents and patients.
Pain and Palliative Care
Easing the physical and emotional pain of residents and patients is extremely important at Levindale. Our Comfort and Hospice Care 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
Levindale serves as a training site for health care professions students who seek the skills necessary to care for an aging population. Such training programs include:
- Geriatric nurse practitioner program
- Geriatric training for pharmacy students
- Geriatric training for dental students
- Geriatric training for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses
- 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
- Supervised clinical education experience for medical records students
- Supervised clinical education experience for physician assistant students
- Fellowship program in continence and urology
- Rehabilitation medicine residency program