Howard County General Hospital

72%

Patients that would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average


Howard County General Hospital is a medical facility located in Columbia, MD. This hospital has been recognized for America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™, America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Top 2% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes during and after childbirth and in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in gynecological surgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

13 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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68%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
1% lower than the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average

Howard County General Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%77%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%61%66%

Howard County General Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%58%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%70%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Shanley Rose Jun 23 2021

Review for Dr. Matsunaga

Very good bedside manner Did not feel pressured to pick surgical option Very kind and smart

Amy F Jun 19 2021

Review for Dr. Sood

Great doctor,Great Experience,Great office Had carpal tunnel surgery each hand 4 years apart , each timer was easy peasy

monica morales Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

I was having severe headaches, attention issues, and OCD when I decided to seek treatment at Neurogrow. I’m not exaggerating when I say Dr. Fotuhi changed my life! Thanks to him and his team members, I’m now able to go back to school and do the things I enjoy.

Anthony S. Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Fotuhi

Dr. Yeh took the time to listen to my concerns and he explained what was going on. He was on time and thorough in his assessment. I would highly recommend Dr. Yeh!

Peggy O Jun 17 2021

Review for Dr. Yeh

Location

Howard County General Hospital

5755 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044

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