Newswise — Randallstown, MD – LifeBridge Health recently announced that Faraaz Yousuf has joined Northwest Hospital, a LifeBridge Health Center, as president and chief operating officer (COO). Yousuf, who began his tenure on January 8, joins Northwest Hospital during an exciting time for the community hospital, including recent recognitions for quality and patient safety.

“Faraaz is just the dynamic, innovative individual we have been looking for to lead Northwest Hospital,” says Brian M. White, executive vice president of LifeBridge Health. “We are confident that his expertise in operations and strategic planning, as well as his strong leadership and interpersonal skills, will help advance our mission to improve the health of the individuals we serve, strengthen community relationships and become a recognized leader in quality clinical care.”

Yousuf comes to Northwest Hospital from Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, an affiliate of Sutter Health, where he served as chief operating officer since July 2012. Yousuf’s background in health systems management also includes various roles with Hospital Corporation of America, highlighted by leadership positions at two of the organization’s hospitals: Medical City Dallas Hospital in Texas and Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California.

“I am excited to join Northwest Hospital and the LifeBridge Health family. I look forward to this incredible opportunity to work with such a dedicated, talented staff that prioritizes providing the cutting-edge, compassionate medical care patients and their families deserve. Northwest Hospital has also developed strong connections with its community, and I am eager to build on the amazing work this team has started,” says Yousuf.

Northwest Hospital earned the 2017 Minogue Award for Safety Innovation, the top patient safety recognition bestowed by the Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC). Also in 2017, Northwest received organizational patient safety certification from MPSC. Premier Inc. also recognized Northwest in 2017 with a QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare Citation of Merit for its outstanding patient care.

Northwest Hospital has an innovative partnership with Baltimore County Public Schools to offer students at the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and Randallstown High School’s Academy of Health Professions paths to education and training for health care careers.

Later this year, the hospital will open the Old Court Center outpatient building, the next phase of its development plan for an expanded hospital campus. The new building will feature clinics offering medical care for chronic diseases as well as services to support population health initiatives with a focus on prevention, wellness and community support.

Along with his health care experience, Yousuf has a master’s degree in health administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was named one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2011 “Up & Comers” and was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2011 and 2012 as a rising star in the health care industry. Also in 2011, he cracked the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “40 under 40” list, which honors the best and brightest professionals under age 40.

About Northwest Hospital

Northwest Hospital, located in Randallstown, is a 238-bed community hospital serving the health care needs of the northwest Baltimore metro area, including western Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties. Northwest Hospital offers an array of services, ranging from emergency care and cardiac rehabilitation to orthopedics and ophthalmology. With focus on friendliness and patient-centered care, Northwest Hospital is recognized for its expertise in surgical innovation as well as patient safety and quality.

About LifeBridge Health:

In addition to Northwest Hospital, LifeBridge Health is comprised of Sinai Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and LifeBridge Health subsidiaries and affiliated units, including LifeBridge Health & Fitness. Sinai, Northwest and Carroll hospitals are acute-care general hospitals with complementary clinical centers of excellence.

With more than 10,000 employees and a vast physician network, LifeBridge Health provides patients with a continuum of care as a partner for lifelong health. The LifeBridge Health network includes more than 1,700 physicians, with additional physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

As one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of health-related services to the people of Maryland, LifeBridge Health has the technology, skills and proficiency of an academic system with the warmth and personal attention of a community hospital. In addition, LifeBridge Health provides programs to educate and support the community. More LifeBridge Health information is available at