About Howard County General Hospital
When the Columbia Hospital and Clinics Foundation was founded in 1973, it was conceived as simply a 59-bed, short-stay facility for members of the Columbia Medical Plan. However, in response to the immediate demand for services and rapid rate of growth in the County, the hospital was incorporated the following year as Howard County General Hospital, an independent not-for-profit hospital with a mission to provide high-quality, comprehensive care and, in the process, improve the health of its community.
In 1998, the hospital entered into a strategic partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, thereby augmenting the strong, community-focused, integrated delivery system already in place. This provided the benefits of a formal connection with a world-renowned academic medical center. This alliance with Hopkins has positioned HCGH to pursue new initiatives that will provide improved services, facilities, and medical technology to the residents of Howard County.
Today, Howard County General Hospital is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. This 182-bed comprehensive, acute-care medical center specializes in women’s and children’s services, surgery, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, gerontology, psychiatry, emergency services, and community health education. Its pediatric emergency department is ranked in the top 95 percentile nationally for patient satisfaction, and the hospital continues to expand by building additional facilities and adding more specialized services and physicians.
Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, Maryland 21044
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