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For Immediate Release
Contact: Sharon Sopp, 410.740.7646, email@example.com
December 31, 2012
Columbia, MD – Karen D. Wilson, senior project administrator at Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (HCGH), recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 8,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows also are committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Wilson joined Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2000, and has served at Howard County General Hospital for the past nine years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology and an MBA from Howard University.
About Howard County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 249 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 pediatrics to oncology, orthopedics and geriatric services. Programs include a full range of inpatient and outpatient services.
The hospital has a professional staff of nearly 900 physicians and allied health professionals, representing more than 90 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,700 individuals and nearly 500 volunteers.
About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.