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School of Medicine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 16, 2017
Media contact: Andrew Aldrich
410-654-0000, ext. 7
COLUMBIA, Md.—Howard County General Hospital requests applications from volunteers interested in serving with one of two hospital advisory groups that support patient care: the Outpatient Center Advisory Council and the Patient and Family Advisory Council.
The Outpatient Center Advisory Council meets every two months to strengthen collaboration among patients, families, caregivers and staff, advocate for patients and families and help develop hospital and community programs, services and policies. The council brings the patient and family perspective to hospital planning, operations and education.
Council members have received outpatient care or belong to families with someone who has received care from Howard County General Hospital’s outpatient center. Candidates can learn more and access the application online at bit.ly/hcgh_ocac.
The Patient and Family Advisory Council, similarly, gives voice to patients and families during the hospital’s decision-making processes to provide better care to patients. Board members discuss operational decisions with the goal of providing compassionate and empathetic care, while ensuring the hospital uses the best safety and care techniques.
Council members have received inpatient or emergency care or belong to families with someone who has received care from Howard County General Hospital. Candidates can learn more and access the application online at bit.ly/hcgh_pfac.
About Howard County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 264 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.
The hospital has a professional staff of more than 900 physicians and allied health professionals, representing more than 90 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,800 individuals and over 300 volunteers.