What you need to know about your Health Care Needs in Howard County
Howard County is home to a number of hospitals that serve the community. These include Howard County General Hospital, Laurel Regional Hospital, Saint Agnes Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
The following is a guide to some of the best hospitals in Howard County, Maryland:
Howard County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital is located at 10325 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, Maryland. The hospital provides services to the residents of Howard County and surrounding areas.
Howard County General Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, which means that it has been evaluated and approved for meeting national standards for quality health care in America. It also has received a Level III designation from the Maryland Health Care Commission and was named one of the Top 100 Hospitals in America by Truven Health Analytics.
Howard County General Hospital offers a full range of acute medical services including emergency care, ambulatory surgery, and imaging, rehabilitation programs (physical therapy), specialized behavioral health programs (mental health), transplant services (heart/lung), outpatient surgery center, diagnostic imaging department that includes an MRI unit among many others such as X-ray department or radiology technician to name a few.
Laurel Regional Hospital
Laurel Regional Hospital is located in Laurel, Maryland. It has an emergency department, maternity ward and surgery center. The hospital also has a helipad for emergency transport of patients to other hospitals for additional treatment or specialized care.
Saint Agnes Hospital
Saint Agnes Hospital is a member of Ascension Healthcare, the most extensive Catholic health system in the United States. Saint Agnes Hospital was founded in 1871 as a small home for four women by Reverend William Corrigan from the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul. Today, Saint Agnes provides health care for thousands throughout Baltimore every year and has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for nine consecutive years!
Suburban Hospital is located in the city of Bethesda, Maryland, and is a major medical facility. It is affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical Center and serves as a Level 1 trauma center.
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center is a teaching hospital that’s also a Level 1 trauma center, regional referral center, regional trauma center, regional burn center, and regional stroke center. It has more than 2,000 beds and serves more than 700,000 patients annually.
University of Maryland Capital Region Health
If you live in the Columbia area, there is a high probability that at some point in your life, you will be admitted to the University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UMCRH). You may not even know it by name; they are called “Maryland General Hospital” by most locals. They have a great reputation and excellent patient satisfaction ratings, although they are on par with other hospitals in the area regarding cost.
UMCRH is located on South Campus Drive in Columbia and has five campuses across Howard County: Catonsville Campus(Catonsville), Garrison Forest Campustown(Garrison), and Greene Tree Road(Greene Tree). They also have locations in Baltimore City at Franklin Square Hospital Center(Franklin Square) and Greater Baltimore Medical Center(GBMC). UMCRH provides care for all ages; however, their specialty areas include cardiology, orthopedics & sports medicine, spine surgery (including degenerative disc disease), women’s health including obstetrics & gynecology as well as behavioral health services such as child/adolescent psychiatry & addiction medicine.
We hope this guide has helped you find the right hospital for your needs. If you have any questions about which hospital to go to or want more information about any of the hospitals listed here, more detailed information can be found on each of their respective websites. Stay Healthy, and if you ever need help with construction in your area, do give us a call.