PC Admin

PC Admin

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Dedicated resource for Howard County General Hospital located in 5755 CEDAR LANE - Columbia, MD. Contains reports of complications, death rates etc. Reviews and real experiences of patients and their loved ones are invited. The treatment and medical care statistics listed below are updated and synced twice a year as per the 'Medicare Database' via an API.
 
Provider ID
210048
Address
5755 CEDAR LANE
City
COLUMBIA
State
MD
ZIP Code
21044
County
HOWARD
Phone Number
4107407890
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
Not Available
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
Not Available
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
12 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
425 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
61%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
7%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
12.5%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
9.7%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
Not Available
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
Not Available
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
11.4%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
Better than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
7.5%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
16.7%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
4.3%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
11.14
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.40
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.81
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
0.64
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
1.75
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.29
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
152.22
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.28
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.46
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Hospital Acquired Central Line Blood Infection Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Attack 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Stroke Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
No Different than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Significantly less than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
tubeorange

tubeorange

New Member
My boyfriend was a patient in howard county general for a week after having severe food poisoning needed to have his stomach pumped out at first he asked me not to visit him because his family would be there and we are dating in secret. Day 3 I went to visit him and I really liked the hospital.

Since he was showing progress I felt he wouldn’t be there for long. But his immune system was low and he caught something else. So he stayed for 4 more days. When I elft the first time I noticed the gift shop at the entrance. Even though I couldn’t go meet him after that I sent him something from the gift shop.

They are very good at customer service. Just call them up tell them what you want to gift tell them the room number they even wrap it up. I didn’t sign my name of course but it was still effective. And then just pay and viola. You become the best girlfriend in the world haha.

Also general insight about the hospital food here- they provide healthy, good quality food here. my boyfriend was very happy with it which baffles me because he is a very picky eater. All the helpers are very attentive and made sure he would have a speedy recovery . nice hospital.
 
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1971paradise

New Member
If you’re going to the ER don’t bother coming by car.. there’s no place to park.. in fact the few parking areas designated for ER patients are taken up by the staff of the hospital. How convenient. I came here with my sister in law and had to drop her off at the entrance. She walked from there to the front desk all by herself even though she was having chest pains. Annoyed by this. Please note patients need a place to park here too.
 
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luiza

New Member
I thought of giving Howard a second chance. The last time I came to this hospital it was in 2017. My father had a massive stroke and called an ambulance immediately. They took us to Howard county and you won’t believe. They made him wait. A person who just had a stroke.. My mother and I were running around trying to get anyone to notice him. For an hour nothing. The medics were nice who dropped him off but they left right after. Didn’t talk to anyone in the hospital. So we didn’t get special treatment. Had to wait alone while my father was on the stretcher , his pupils dilated.

You won’t believe the nurses were so disrespectful. My father was easily 10-20 years older than them . But no respect.. when I told them he had a stroke they pointed at the waiting room . it was a busy nite I get it but can’t oyu make an exception? Meanwhile I hadto sit listening to the nurses chat about their lives and boyfriends/spouses. I was about to implode when they finally wheeled my father in . They asked us to remain seated and later on a doctor came and called us inside. So yeah basically the first time had to wait for hours and hours before got any service. On a rushed evening which is understandable . but didn’t like the service from the nurses. Could be better

But this time I was in the hospital by 8 am. Wanted to beat the traffic and rush. It was still opening I think there was no rush . But you won’t beliee I still had to wait. For more than 2 hours!!! I saw new patients walk in and out before I even moved from where I was sitting . So much for the triage system. What is the point if it doesn’t even work . I swear the nurses who looked very familiar btw didn’t even look in my direction once. After 2 hours when it was my turn they didn’t apologize for the wait .. nothing. Very indecent people and I shouldn’t have given them a second chance .
 
Naima

Naima

New Member
Huge ass hospital does have its perks but the people in charge need to make sure patients don’t have a hard time navigating. I am horrible with directions so imagine my plight when I walked into the hospital and didn’t know which way to go. No signs or anything. Whoops!
 
mountain

mountain

New Member
Has one of the best doctors in the world – Dr. Philippe. Came in with a broken wrist and went to Er he was the nicest man- not a single orthopedic doctor bothered coming to me but Dr. Philippe whose not even an Er doctor came up to me and treated me like he was the nicest person on earth. And indeed he was. My broken wrist healed in a few weeks and I went back just to see Dr. Philippe and thank him for his service.
 
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