Howard County General Hospital

74%

Patients that would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

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 Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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

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)

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

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

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

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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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69%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
Equal to the national average

74%

Would definitely recommend
4% 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%78%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%80%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%62%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%53%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%59%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%72%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Outstanding professional and friendly staff. Virtual visits and online patient portal. Dr. Selaru listened to and answered all my concerns. Appointments are not rushed. I feel fortunate to have Dr . Selaru as a PCP.

Robert Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Selaru

I Love Dr Schub he is a very kind Doctor and is very informative. He is a Doctor who really cares about your well being. I never leave his office confused. Dr Schub is the Best.

Theresa Chevalier Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Schub

Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Riesett

Peter Crocamo Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Blam

Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Sudarsan

I have been a patient of Dr. Selaru for many years now. She is my favorite doctor. She listens to my concerns and is a kind and patient doctor. I love the staff at Clarii. I highly recommend this office.

Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Selaru

Dr. Nayanjom saw my son immediately. He explicitly explained what he thought the issue was and was comprehensive in his explanation. I didn't feel rushed and felt that our concerns were validated. Excellent!

Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Nyanjom

Kellie Keiser Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Jain

I recently had a ACL surgery performed by Dr. Murphey. It was successful and my recovery is very quick. Dr. Murphey is extremely knowledgeable, professional and caring. I strongly recommend Dr. Murphey to anyone who needs orthopedic surgery! Thank you.

Jenny Qin Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Murphy

I was in the ER and he spent a lot of time with me. Giving me a lot of information about my status and covid. Gave me ideas about trials that I can participate in for covid. Overall he was great, good bedside manners, and patient.

Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Sarkar

Dr. Fenig and staff were excellent! I was very nervous about having a vasectomy but David and the team made me feel so confident and comfortable before, during, and after the procedure. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fenig to my friends and family. I already have!

Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Fenig

Dr Gupta is very professional and helped me get the care I had been struggling with my whole life. Me and my family will thank her for life. Highly recommend her kind care and great bedside manners.

Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Gupta

My hip replacement surgery went great. I can now do activities that I haven’t been able to do for years. And with no pain!

Diane Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Xie

Walter S Dyer III, PMP Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Barouch

Michael Thomas Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Sudarsan

Did a great job with my trigger finger. I had minor surgery and was back to work the next day with very little pain. All better.

Trigger Finger Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

I have been seeing Dr. Grosso for over 10 years. Here is an awesome person great with his patience and I would not go to another orthopedic dr except him....

Betty King Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Grosso

My husband was with Dr. Dobyns for 35 years and I have been with her 5 years. Neither of us have ever had reasons to complain about her or her staff.

Sarah Jones Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Dobyns

JC Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Jelin

Quick and efficient and clear explanations

Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Sood

Penny Jenkins Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

Dr Potosky saw me through a very difficult time in my life. He has taken great care of me and sent me on a road to a cure. He truly cares about his patients.

Bill Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Potosky

Helen Hurcombe Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

Julie Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Hamburger

Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Hashmi

Sherri McConney Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

Tom Rafferty Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ross

Megan H May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Owens

The purpose of this message is to simply say Thank You to the doctor and his amazing staff, especially for being on the ball through the Covid-19 outbreak.

Diane Z May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Nyanjom

She is knowledgeable, smart, pleasant, and has great bedside manner. There is no or very little wait when you attend your appointment, just be on time.

Cam D May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Petit

Dr. Shin is an excellent orthopedic physician/surgeon. He is knowledgable; staff are friendly and kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Shin to family and friends.

Emma P May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Dr. Levy has very good bedside manner and made sure I was comfortable during my visit. Plan on seeing him again for further concerns.

May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Levy

Helped me with knee pain

Aman kaur May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sood

Christine Culotta May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Chasen

Dr Shin is a very competent and caring dr/surgeon. He takes the time needed to make his patience feel comfortable about the diagnosis. I have been a patient of Dr Shin since 1996 and have had multiple surgeries due to multiple spinal issues. He truly an expert in the spinal medical field.

May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Very good doctor and good bedside manner. Very thorough in explaining my condition and my next step in care.

Stephen May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

my experiences has been great with Dr.Brandao

Kim A. Beasley May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Brandao

May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Hamburger

Dr. Hashmi is wonderful. He has a calm and gentle nature with children and can make them laugh. His staff are friendly and we've never had to wait more than a few minutes for an appointment.

CP May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Hashmi

Dr. Pervaiz has performed two surgeries on my wrist. He is a wonderful surgeon with an outstanding bedside manner. I may have to have another surgery, through no fault of his. I trust him totally.

Hillary Rettaliata May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

H. Weinstein May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Canto

Strongly recommend doctor Korff, she is very care and put her heart to take care her patients,

My Tran May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Korff

Dr Selaru is a wonderful, person she listens and is not rushing one patient to other. Staff is very friendly and easy going. On the whole atmosphere is very calming. I Like Dr’s Sense of dressing ?? Well we have to move from Maryland to Florida , wishing to have somebody like Dr Selaru.

Madhu Saini May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Selaru

Darrin Friedman May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Fenig

Diane May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Brandao

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Levy

Smiley1az May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Bernescu

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

I have been a patient of Dr. Shin for over 10 years and he has gotten me through a fusion for myself and my husband. I am very thankful!

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

I have been a patient of Dr. Shin for many years and have found him to be the most considerate, kind and supportive doctor I have ever visited. Highly recommend this skilled, compassionate surgeon.

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

Debbie Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Duncan

Dr Solaiman is very understanding, knowledgeable,compassionate and a patient doctor. He listens and takes time to explain all, which a lot of other doctors don't do. I would recommend him 100 percent.

Mrs. Khan Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Solaiman

I bring my daughter to Dr. Shin for treatment of her severe scoliosis. He has amazing bedside manner and I am very thankful for him and his staff.

Jessica T Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

My experience with Dr. Shin went very well. I had to go to the ER for severe back pain and Dr. Shin was there with me every step of the way. Forever grateful.

Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Maurer

10/10. Dr. Shin has been my back doctor for years and he has done an amazing job.

Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Dr. Shin saw me for neck pain. He took his time to explain my diagnosis and what the possible treatment I could have. I saw him several times and eventually my pain went away. I recommend him to any one with spinal conditions.

Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

I had a minimally invasive spinal fusion 8 weeks ago, and am making good progress. I can't wait to see the golf course again.

David Z Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Amazing Doctor!!

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

First time seeing Dr. Shin helped alot.

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Love the staff and Dr. Shin is the best.

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Good Dr.

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

I had seen several doctors and finally met Dr. Shin, the answer to my prayers. I had surgery and was soon sitting up and walking. Now i feel like my old self. Thanks Dr. Shin!

Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Great experience. Staff was very nice and helpful. Dr. Shin took his time with me and was very compassionate. I highly recommend him.

Wendy Young Dorsey Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Dr. Shin and everyone associated with his practice are very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I have received nothing but great care and respect from this practice!

Francesca Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Shin

Well done, on time, good discussion. No complaints

Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Lee

I disagree with the reviewer above. I found the doctor very professional and she answered all my questions. Good bedside manner. Was attentive to my concerns as a patient.

Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Kolge

Jim Lewis Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Carani

This is the worst doctor. Doesn't deserve the 1 star. He probably skipped the bedside manner class at medical school. Ignore my questions during consultation. Staff tried to charge more than what they should. Avoid this doctor!

Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Muul

Ms. Loretta Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

Excellent Doctor. Great Surgeon. Helped me with my Hand and Elbow Pain. I will continue to see him.

Mar 29 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

Dr. Levy is the best!!!!

Jamie Dymond Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Levy

William C Krebs Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Gagliardi

Incredible skilled surgeon. I destroyed my shoulder joint and now sport 10 pins and a plate. It was a scary time for me and I can’t thank Dr Pervais and his staff enough!

Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

Barbara Kester Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. DeFazio

Great doctor. Nice guy and very thorough. He really cares about his patients.

Michael Khoury Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Lee

Thanks to Dr.Lukish and his staff and Ambulatory Surgery Center, Rockville location. They took great care of my son. Wonderful people. Highly recommend.

Toan Nguyen Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Lukish

Tammy Twigg Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Blam

Outstanding doctor with great patient skills, knowledge, and professional competence.

Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Jamaris

Dr Uma was very friendly and very professional. Dr Uma was very informative and provided all my treatment options . My pain now is almost all gone

Samuel Jefferson Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Srikumaran

Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Lance

I have had colonoscopies and an endoscopy performed by Dr. Chasen. I appreciate is care and time as well as the other members of his team.

Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Chasen

I had no issues with Dr. Blam. The surgery went well and he took time to explain all procedures and what to expect afterwards. He answered all questions that I had.

Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Blam

Brian Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Srikumaran

Adrienne Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Lee

Nicole Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Jain

Dr. Jain is a very personable doctor. He spoke to my daughter and I very respectfully as he went over her diagnosis and treatment options. We are happy that he is on our care team to treat her scoliosis.

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Jain

I have used Dr.Pacheco for 8+ years. I could not be more satisfied! The fact that his practice is now affiliated with Johns Hopkins is great.

Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Pacheco

Dr. Fenig is professional and courteous. He takes a methodical approach to diagnosing an issue and treating it. He performed surgery on me and the results are excellent.

Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Fenig

Dr Srikumaran was very knowledgeable, attentive and personable to me during my visit. So was his assistant.

Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Srikumaran

John L Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Pervaiz

He's a great doctor. He was able to answer all of my questions when I had them. He took good care of me during and after my surgery.

Norma Carbine Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Jain

From the start Dr. Jain has been an excellent surgeon. He and his team made sure that all my needs were addressed and taken care of. Each visit to Dr. Jain has been wonderful, he and his team has been sincerely concerned about your progress.

Anthony Windon Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Jain

Fred P. Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Zalucki

Location

Howard County General Hospital

5755 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044

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