|For Immediate Release|
February 23, 2007
Howard County General Hospital’s Roemer Receives Recognition
Columbia, MD – Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (HCGH) is pleased to announce that Community Health Educator Sandy Roemer, RN, is the recipient of the American Cancer Society's Region Pioneer Leader of the Year Award, from the Delaware/Delmarva, MD and National Capital Regions.
The award was presented in recognition of Roemer’s tireless volunteer efforts in many areas including leadership, education, advocacy, community outreach and fundraising. She has served in many volunteer roles with the Howard County chapter of the American Cancer Society, including nurse educator, parish nurse, Reach to Recovery volunteer, and Team Leader for Relay for Life. Roemer currently serves as Vice President of the Howard County ACS Leadership Council.
A long-time employee of Howard County General Hospital, Roemer worked in several areas of the hospital, including post-anesthesia care and diagnostic imaging, before concentrating her efforts as a nurse educator in the Wellness Center. Roemer is a 12-year breast cancer survivor.
Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1998 is a 208-bed, not-for-profit, health care provider located in Columbia, Maryland. Serving the community since 1973, the hospital, with a professional staff of more than 800 physicians and allied health professionals representing 67 medical specialties and sub-specialties and a workforce of nearly 1,700, has grown into a comprehensive, acute-care medical center that treats a full range of conditions from neonatal care to oncology and outpatient care to critical care.