Leslie Simmons, president of Carroll Hospital and executive vice president of LifeBridge Health, has been named one of the Baltimore Sun's Top 25 Women to Watch in 2018.
The Sun's "Women to Watch" highlights 25 of the most accomplished, ambitious, memorable and intriguing women in the Baltimore area who are leaders in a range of industries including business, activism, research and more.
A resident of Westminster, Simmons oversees the operation of Carroll Hospital, leads Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and provides oversight to LifeBridge Health's Post-Acute Division. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Anne Arundel Community College and her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Management Administration from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Simmons is the past president of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives and also served a five-year term as a commissioner on the Maryland Governor's Taskforce for the Nursing Commission. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition, Simmons is vice chair of the board of directors of Roland Park Place, a continuum of care retirement community, and chair of its strategic planning committee. She also is a past member of the Maryland Hospital Association's Clinical and Quality Council and past board member of the Maryland Hospital Association Executive Committee.