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HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL

  • Date Updated: January 31, 2024
  • Address: 5755 CEDAR LANE, COLUMBIA, MD 21044
  • Phone (410) 740-7890
  • Type Acute Care Hospitals
  • Ownership Voluntary non-profit - Private
  • Overall Rating
  • Perc. Patients Recommending 68%
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  About HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL

HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL is a Acute Care Hospitals. It is in COLUMBIA, MD. Its type of ownership is Voluntary non-profit - Private. The facility's Medicare ID is 210048. It does provide emergency services. There are 368 medical professionals and 95 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. We do not have data on average costs for care provided at HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Patient Survey Results

Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 74 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 5 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 21 %
Nurse communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Nurse communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 82 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 3 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 15 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 72 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 6 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 22 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 69 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 7 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 24 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 76 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 18 %
Doctor communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Doctor communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 83 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 4 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 13 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 74 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 20 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 71 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 7 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 22 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 55 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 14 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 31 %
Staff responsiveness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Staff responsiveness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 52 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 13 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 35 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 58 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 15 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 27 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 55 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 26 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 19 %
Communication about medicines - linear mean score Not Applicable
Communication about medicines - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" communicated what the medication was for 72 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 12 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 16 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 39 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 40 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 21 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 16 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 84 %
Discharge information - linear mean score Not Applicable
Discharge information - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that NO, they did not discuss whether they would need help after discharge 18 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 82 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 14 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 86 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 43 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 7 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 50 %
Care transition - linear mean score Not Applicable
Care transition - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who "Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 48 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 8 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 44 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 44 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 6 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 50 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 37 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 5 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 58 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 58 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 16 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 26 %
Cleanliness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Cleanliness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night 60 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 9 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 31 %
Quietness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Quietness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 9 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 24 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 67 %
Overall hospital rating - linear mean score Not Applicable
Overall hospital rating - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported NO, they would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital 5 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 68 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 27 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL, Compare to National and State Averages

Understanding how much a hospital is going to cost is extremely difficult. Hospitals themselves actively obscure what they charge and have negotiated different rates with different insurers. Then you have the problem of the wide variety of treatments which the HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL provides.

To provide some standard metric to compare hospital costs, CMS publishes the MSPB (or "Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary"). Even though you may not be on Medicare, this metric may still be useful. The MSPB is expressed as a percentage compared to the national average for costs that Medicare incurs. A percentage higher than 100% means the hospital charges more than the national average while a percentage less than 100% means the hospital charges less than the national average.

MSPB for HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL: Not Available

We do not have detailed cost analysis for HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Infection Rates at HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL

These measures show how often patients at HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to other hospitals nationally.

Infection Type Score / Compare to National Average
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.71 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 2.90 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 5,101.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 5.23 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 8.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 1.53 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.33 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 1.70 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 5,936.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 7.35 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 6.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 0.82 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit 0.28 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit 3.02 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures 112.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases 2.70 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases 3.00 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery 1.11 / Same
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures 29.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases 0.25 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases 1.00 / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit 0.11 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit 2.14 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 64,178.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 3.09 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 2.00 / Same
MRSA Bacteremia 0.65 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit 0.60 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit 1.16 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 60,472.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 41.35 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 35.00 / Same
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) 0.85 / Same

How HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

Top Hospitals in COLUMBIA, MD

Worst Hospitals in COLUMBIA, MD

Percentages of Complications and Deaths at HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients 3.1% SAME
Death rate for heart attack patients 12.3% SAME
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients 8.8% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 10.1% SAME
Death rate for pneumonia patients 17.1% SAME
Death rate for stroke patients 12.7% SAME
Pressure ulcer rate 1.17% Worse
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications 163.78% SAME
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.28% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.11% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.25% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 1.33% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 5.35% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 4.69% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 5.89% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 1.8% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 0.71% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 1.11% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL

Many hospital patients are not ready to return home after a hospital visit. If recovery is going to be protracted, doctors will often advise that the patients recuperate at a skilled nursing facility. Below is a list of the skilled nursing homes near HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Sibley Mem Hosp Renaissance 5:
Lorien Health Systems - Columbia 5:
Friends Nursing Home 5:
Glen Meadows Retirement Com. 5:
Sacred Heart Home Inc 5:
St. Joseph's Nursing Home 5:
Transitional Care Services at Mercy Medical Center 5:
Sterling Care Rockville Nursing 5:
Tuckerman Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 5:
Residences at Vantage Point 5:
Baywoods of Annapolis 5:
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington 5:
Montcare at Potomac 5:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crofton 5:
Bedford Court Healthcare Cent. 5:
Montgomery Village Care Center 5:
Wilson Health Care Center 5:
St. Elizabeth Rehab. and Nsg. Ce 5:
The Hsc Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility 5:
Maplewood Park Place 5:
Complete Care at Springbrook 5:
Forest Hills of Dc 5:
Riderwood Village 5:
Lisner Louise Dickson Hurthome 5:
Pickersgill Retirement Community 5:
Jeanne Jugan Residence 5:
Arleigh Burke Pavilion 5:
Future Care Capital Region 5:
Lorien Nursing and Rehab Ctr - Elkridge 5:
Sterling Care Hillhaven 5:
Villa Rosa Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC 5:
Chestnut Grn Hlth Ctr Blakehur 5:
Ingleside at King Farm 5:
The Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant 5:
Broadmead 5:
August Healthcare at Iliff 5:
Knollwood Hsc 4:
Potomac Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare 4:
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Sub Acute Unit 4:
Oak Crest Village 4:
Towson Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 4:
Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home 4:
Layhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Oak Manor 4:
Doctors Community Rehabilitation and Patient Care 4:
Sligo Creek Healthcare 4:
Complete Care at Multi Medical Center LLC 4:
Future Care Sandtown-Winchester 4:
Marley Neck Health and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Brooke Grove Rehab. and Nsg Ctr 4:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chevy Chase 4:
Future Care Charles Village 4:
Little Sisters of The Poor 4:
Ascension Living Carroll Manor 4:
The Jefferson 4:
Lochearn Nursing Home, LLC 4:
Larkin Chase Center 4:
Largo Nursing and Rehabiliation Center 4:
Roland Park Place 4:
Montcare at Bethesda 4:
Ingleside at Rock Creek 4:
Rossville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 4:
Ginger Cove 4:
Montcare at Wheaton 4:
Maryland Baptist Aged Home 4:
Resorts of Augsburg 4:
Complete Care at Annapolis 4:
Advanced Rehab at Autumn Lake Healthcare 3:
The Village at Rockville 3:
Crescent Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Cherry Lane 3:
North Oaks Communities 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Perring Parkway 3:
Stella Maris, Inc. 3:
Fairhaven 3:
The Virginian 3:
Regency Care of Silver Spring, LLC 3:
Future Care Old Court 3:
Good Samaritan Nursing Home Operator, LLC 3:
Hammonds Lane Center 3:
Althea Woodland Nursing Home 3:
Lorien Mays Chapel 3:
Lorien Health Systems Mt Airy 3:
Encore at Turf Valley 3:
Unique Rehabilitation and Health Center LLC 3:
Sterling Care Bethesda 3:
Future Care Cold Spring 3:
Future Care Canton Harbor 3:
Franklin Woods Center 3:
Roland Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 3:
Keswick Multi-Care Center 3:
Oakwood Snf LLC 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Arlington West 3:
Inspire Rehabilitation and Health Center LLC 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Waugh Chapel 3:
Future Care Chesapeake 3:
Future Care Northpoint 3:
Complete Care at Wheaton 3:
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Silver Spring 3:
Fairland Center 2:

Medical Groups Affiliated with HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL

There are 368 doctors and 95 medical groups that are affiliated with HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Affiliated Doctor Groups


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