Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The baby was born at 7:36 a.m. on New Year's Day.
A Columbia couple became new parents early on New Year's Day at Howard County General Hospital when they welcomed their first child at 7:36 a.m. Not only is the baby the first born at Howard County General in 2013, but also the first born in the hospital's 40th anniversary year. The parents, Gillian and Jimmy Jimenez gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Elijah, who weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces, according to the hospital. Elijah is approximately baby number 90,500 that has been born at Howard County General since it was founded in 1973, according to the hospital's spokesperson. In 2012, 3,333 babies were born at Howard County General.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
That is one of several steps the hospital is taking to achieve special recognition for support for breastfeeding mothers.
This story has been updated to include additional statements the hospital released Tuesday. Howard County General Hospital officials said they will end the decades-long practice of giving gift bags of free baby formula samples to new moms. “We want to give patients everything possible to help support breastfeeding," Doris Cybert Wilcher, a Howard County General Hospital lactation consultant, told Patch. Tell us in comments: Do you think the hospital should discontinue giving free formula gift bags to new mothers? Why or why not? Hospital spokeswoman Sharon Sopp said the hospital, where about 3,200 babies are born a year, is currently giving away the samples, but that it “will end in the near future,” a decision that was made “as an …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sandy Berman and Kay Ota-Berman give donation to Howard Hospital Foundation's Campus Development Plan.
Citing a good relationship with Howard County General Hospital doctors and the comfortable environment the hospital has created, a Howard County couple has donated $1 million to the medical center's philanthropic foundation. Dr. Sanford A. Berman and Dr. Kay Y. Ota-Berman made the generous donation to the Howard Hospital Foundation's Campus Development Plan, according to a press release from the foundation. The hospital will name its main lobby atrium after the couple. “Giving to the hospital was an emotional decision for us," Sandy Berman said in the statement. "We gave because we have good relationships with our doctors and like the environment the hospital has created. There is no other place that we felt we would like to give." The …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Howard County General Hospital pilot program provides patients access to interpreters, helping them communicate effectively when seeking medical treatment.
Imagine that a doctor has just told you that you have cancer, or that you need an operation. Now imagine that you can’t understand a word that person is telling you. For some who seek medical treatment in Howard County, that is a reality. Language barriers can lead to complications in establishing treatment plans, according to medical professionals. Representatives from the county’s Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Deaf communities, Howard County General Hospital (HCGH), Healthy Howard Inc. and other health care professionals gathered at the Hawthorn Center Thursday morning to unveil the county’s newest interpretation tool. Using electronic tablets, the new system will use streaming video technology to provide live interpretation …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The annual holiday tradition offers walking and driving tours of the light spectacular and a number of special events this year.
With Thanksgiving just a week away and Christmas right around the corner, many are already feeling the holiday spirit. A great way to kick off the holiday season is a drive or walk through the lighted displays of Symphony of Lights, which officially opens this weekend. Howard Hospital Foundation spokesperson Victoria Khomutetsky said the tradition is a not only a great event but also benefits a worthy cause. “The Symphony of Lights is a fun holiday activity that families can enjoy while giving back to Howard County General Hospital,” she said. Admission for Symphony of Lights is $20 per car or van, $45 per large passenger vehicle and $125 for buses and other large vehicles. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For more information visit …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Patch offers tidbits about people and events around your neighborhood.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Brian Hooks
Monday, August 15, 2011
Here's the short list of what you should know about the people, places and events going on around Savage and southeast Howard County:
Monday, August 8, 2011
Police declared a bomb threat unfounded.
The Howard County General Hospital was on lockdown for two and a half hours Sunday after a caller phoned in a bomb threat, police said. No bomb was found. By 4:30 p.m., police and fire officials, who had checked the building for suspicious people and packages, had determined there was no threat and the lockdown was ended, officials said. During lockdown, the hospital couldn’t receive ambulances, which had to be sent to other hospitals and visitors couldn’t come and go, said hospital spokeswoman Mary Patton. “In the reality of today’s world, you have to take every threat seriously,” she said. Patton, who said she has been with the hospital more than 10 years, said the only other time she recalls the hospital implementing lockdown …