Many thanks to LBC's Annual Partners. These generous community stalwarts demonstrate their commitment to improving our community by supporting LBC's mission of bringing together leaders with diverse perspectives to heighten their civic awareness, enhance their organizational effectiveness, and become a driving force for positive change in their workplace and the Baltimore County community/region.
Read more about each company below.
BD: Advancing the World of Health
Even if you haven’t heard of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), chances are you’ve been touched—literally—by a BD device. About 90% of inpatients in the U.S. alone use at least one BD product during their hospital stay. Blood collection is a huge part of that—next time you’re having blood drawn, take a look at the tube. It’s probably a BD Vacutainer®.
The BD Sparks, Maryland campus serves as the worldwide headquarters for its Diagnostic Solutions business unit, with nearly 2,000 associates across six buildings (including one in Hunt Valley) working in all areas from research and development to manufacturing, and from sales and marketing to global distribution.
The BD Purpose, Advancing the world of health™, is more than a tagline, it’s a guiding star.
This purpose drives BD business as well as the way the company approaches environmental, social and governance priorities – they are interconnected and interdependent.
The company’s deep commitment to improving individual and public health at a global scale, including right here at home in Baltimore, is integral to our success.
BD diagnostics business has played a key role in the business community of Baltimore and Maryland for more than 60 years, and part of that involvement is our ongoing commitment to Leadership Baltimore County.
BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its more than 70,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.
LBC's one-year immersion in the features and needs of Baltimore County is a great fit for BD. As a global company, our associates benefit from a firm grounding in the community to help them make it a better place for all to thrive. Our passion drives a strong commitment to promoting human health, improving the communities we serve and funding educational and research initiatives. In Baltimore County, with support and knowledge from LBC, our associates are proud of impact we have in promoting a healthy community, building a STEM-literate workforce, and supporting associates' own engagement in issues important to them and where they live and work.
Greenberg Gibbons: Innovation, Community, Relationships, Integrity
Greenberg Gibbons is a premier developer, investor, and owner of mixed-use, retail, and flex/R&D properties. With more than 5.5 million square feet under management and $1.5 billion in assets, the company aims to leverage its resources to enhance the communities it serves. Its partnership with Leadership Baltimore County (LBC) is key to accomplishing this goal.
LBC spoke with Greenberg Gibbons employees and LBC graduates Michelle Schiffer, LBC Class of 2018, Barry Sheehan, LBC Class of 2021, and Alicyn Ames, LBC Class of 2022 to learn more.
Through LBC, Greenberg Gibbons supports the growth of its employees, creates new opportunities for business development and gives back to the community. Michelle Schiffer, Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Greenberg Gibbons, LBC Class of 2018 graduate, and Chair of the LBC Board, explained “LBC’s mission aligns with Greenberg Gibbons’ core values. It’s providing a platform for our employees to grow, to have different perspectives and to engage in the community.”
Barry Sheehan, Property Manager at Hunt Valley Town Center and The Shops at Kenilworth and LBC Class of 2021 graduate, explained that the LBC experience helped him build confidence as a leader through the feedback of the 360° evaluation and gain diverse perspective by meeting leaders from different industries. Barry said, “I was blown away by the wealth and breadth of the information that was presented over those couple of months. We got to meet the decision makers that had an impact on important issues on a day-to-day basis.”
Access to key leaders through LBC has helped Greenberg Gibbons support more than 50 nonprofits company-wide and to network with leaders for both business and community opportunities such as a chalk walk with the Lea Marie Faraone Foundation to support young people battling cystic fibrosis. Michelle Schiffer shared, “LBC has an impressive history of working with Baltimore-based businesses and their leaders. It’s a great opportunity to give us the ability to develop relationships with these businesses and leaders.”
Alicyn Ames, Director of Marketing and Communications at Greenberg Gibbons and incoming participant in the LBC Class of 2022, says she looks forward to the opportunity. “Through learning about more organizations, initiatives and causes, we will be able to leverage our different projects throughout the community to be able to support those missions.” Alicyn also shared that Greenberg Gibbons is at a pivotal point, poised for growth and expansion. Participating in LBC helps ensure, “that we are attracting exciting talent from the area. …The more well-rounded we are as a company, the more desirable our company will be to others who are looking at the industry as a possible career path.”
LBC and Greenberg Gibbons look forward to building upon their partnership to bring together diverse perspectives, powerful connections and a stronger community.
Northwest Hospital: Leaning in and Building on Legacy
Northwest Hospital is a long-respected anchor of the Baltimore County community of Randallstown.
The 267-bed nonprofit hospital recently celebrated its 60th anniversary! Throughout the years, Northwest Hospital has remained fully dedicated to our promise of providing exceptional high-quality, patient-focused healthcare for our community.
To celebrate our recent 60th anniversary, we’ve committed to enhancing our quality of care—starting with our Emergency Department (ED).
Did you know 80 percent of Northwest Hospital’s admissions come from patients admitted through the ED? To meet these ever-growing needs of our community, Northwest plans to break ground in the summer of 2024 on an 18-month ED renovation project to advance the quality, safety, efficiency + capacity of our emergency care services. With these volumes, it’s no wonder recruiting and hiring the best and brightest clinicians is vital for our hiring managers. Health care professionals in search of an opportunity that provides growth and challenge with a friendly, supportive team look to Northwest Hospital – click here for information on careers.
Northwest Hospital and Leadership Baltimore County (LBC) are aligned in our quest to hire top talent and their development in becoming exceptional leaders. We are proud to partner with LBC and welcome the support, commitment and guidance the organization invests in leaders.
Team members who complete the year-long program help Northwest Hospital to build on its legacy of leadership by sharing what they learned with their teams.
Northwest Hospital is not only a healthcare anchor in Baltimore County but also an economic engine in the community employing over 1,500 team members and contributing towards the local economy. As an economic and healthcare leader, our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.
Visit lifebridgehealth.org/northwest to learn more about Northwest Hospital.