Howard County General Hospital presented an overview of the county’s health and the hospital’s latest activities at the second annual State of Health Care in Howard County: Our Changing Health Care Culture event Oct. 28 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center in Laurel.
Dr. Atul Grover, executive vice president of the Association of American Medical Colleges, delivered the keynote address, speaking about the changing health care culture. He provides strategic leadership in medical education, academic affairs, health care affairs, scientific affairs, learning and leadership programming, diversity and inclusion, public policy and communications for the Association of American Medical Colleges. In addition, he is a health policy and management associate at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University’s School of Medicine.
Carlessia Hussein, chair of the Howard County Board of Health and retired director of Maryland’s Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, was honored at the event with the Promise of Health in Howard County award, which recognizes those who have made sustained contributions to the health and well-being of the Howard County community.
Howard County General Hospital President Steve Snelgrove presented an assessment of the county population’s health and discussed the hospital’s latest initiatives, from subsidized employee housing to participation in the Howard County Bikeshare program. He summarized the hospital’s increasing capabilities in breast, musculoskeletal and psychiatric care and shared the latest on the hospital’s campus construction project.
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