Elizabeth Edsall Kromm, Ph.D.
Vice President, Population Health and Advancement
Howard County General Hospital
Ever since Elizabeth Edsall Kromm was little, she knew she wanted a career that helped others. As a childhood cancer survivor, she was greatly influenced by her caregivers and decided she wanted to “do good,” too. Now, Kromm serves as vice president of population health and advancement for Howard County General Hospital, responsible for leading the design and implementation of the hospital’s population health strategy.
She launched pilot programs, including a rapid access program for behavioral health services, and a school-based telemedicine program to improve timely access to care for underserved children.
Kromm also created an innovative public-private health care plan that has helped thousands in Howard County.
“Elizabeth is deeply committed to the community in which she serves, and she leads with her heart and values. I was grateful to have her lead our policy efforts at the county level, and I am also grateful to call her a friend,” says Ken Ulman, former county executive for Howard County.