Greater Baltimore Committee and Mayor of Baltimore Honor LifeBridge Health for Innovative Commitment to the Community in West Baltimore


Baltimore, MD - LifeBridge Health was recently honored with the 2021 Mayor's Business Recognition Award from the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC). The award recognizes businesses and organizations in Baltimore City that demonstrate leadership and a commitment to improving the quality of life for city residents. The GBC is the leading business and civic advocacy group in the Baltimore metro area and presents the awards on an annual basis. 

Honorees are recognized for specific projects that are outside of the regular mission or day-to-day activity of the organization. LifeBridge Health was honored for its commitment to making a tangible difference in Baltimore through the recent launch of the West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation. The Foundation is an outside-the-box effort by LifeBridge Health to invest in the West Baltimore community to improve social determinants of health, ranging from employment to food access.

In launching the Foundation, Executive Director Kurt Sommer and his team worked with faith-based, community-based and other local nonprofit leaders to understand the needs of the community.

To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in funding to support more than 500 job training opportunities and youth mentoring services for more than 1,000 participants, along with programs improving health and food access.

The Foundation also recently debuted plans for The Factory, a former manufacturing facility on West Baltimore Street that is being converted into a community opportunity center, which should open in summer of 2022 after a $12 million renovation.

LifeBridge Health will be honored along with 11 other winning businesses at a virtual ceremony on December 16 hosted by GBC leadership and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott.


About LifeBridge Health:
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of BaltimoreNorthwest HospitalCarroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and HospitalGrace Medical Center and related affiliates. For more information, visit