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Beth Plavner and Jay Blackman with a rendering of Howard County General Hospital’s future façade in the background. The new building, on the left, is joined to the old by a glass “knuckle.”

Smart Space in Howard County
Our Columbia cousin is adding on

Those towering construction cranes, so ubiquitous in East Baltimore, soon will be making their way to Howard County General Hospital, where plans for a five-level patient tower and new parking garage are under way.

Though dramatically smaller in scale, HCGH’s campus development plan has more than a few things in common with Hopkins Hospital’s. All 90 new inpatient rooms, for example, will be private, and the existing, semiprivate medical/surgical rooms will be converted to private.


What's News
Homeland security; MLK keynote speaker announced; budget and schedule for new clinical buildings.
Mt. Washington moves; walks for a cause; valet parking launched; OB challenge; podcasts are here.
About Dome
Dome is an award-winning monthly tabloid for employees, patients, visitors and friends of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Volunteering, Executive Style
Hopkins execs are taking their leadership skills into nonprofit boardrooms.
A Neighborhood Revival
Friends unite to celebrate Baltimore’s New Eastside.
Part D Prep
Getting up to speed on Medicare’s new drug coverage.
This Time, It Was All About Women
The 100+ Women Professors celebration marks a long-awaited milestone.

Hopkins Medicine: The Year in Pictures
2005 was a year dominated by development.

Charitable Giving, Tied with a Bow
Giving programs brighten up the holidays for Baltimore’s neediest children.
The Good Samaritan
A neurosurgery nurse often finds herself at the scene of major traffic accidents.
Sister Act with Heart and Soul
A nun brings her loving spirit to Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
Love in the Laboratory
A two-scientist couple chose Hopkins partly because of its family-friendly environment.

On Behalf of the Entire JHM Family
This year’s contribution goes to Health Care for the Homeless.

Could This Be East Baltimore?
Updated renderings of the new clinical buildings reveal fresh exteriors.

Dear Dome
We open the mailbag to see what our readers really think.


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