What is the Campus Development Plan?
The Campus Development Plan is Howard County General Hospital's (HCGH) response to the future healthcare needs of our expanding and aging community. The Plan is an ambitious 233,656 square-foot expansion and renovation project – the largest in HCGH's history – that will allow us to keep pace with advances in global healthcare technology and with national patient safety requirements.
- three inpatient floors with all private rooms
- a ground-level centralized outpatient rehabilitation center to provide easy access to services
- a dedicated critical care floor for the efficient, coordinated care of our sickest patients
- a state-of-the art surgery area to increase our surgical capacity
- larger laboratory and pharmacy facilities designed to maximize safety and efficiency
- enhanced space for IT to support new information and clinical data systems
- A new lobby and 550-car parking garage will make visiting HCGH more comfortable and convenient for patients and visitors alike, while renovation of 122,970 square feet of existing hospital space will improve the entire facility and create private rooms for all patients.
Through the Campus Development Plan, we are Transforming How We Care for You.
Q. What is the fundraising goal?
Q. How will the project be funded?
- approximately $35 million will be funded through the hospital's operating budget and cash flow
- the remaining $30 million will come from county and private support: $10 million from Howard County government resources and $20 million through private philanthrop
Q. What can I do to help?
A. Contributions at any level are very welcome to help support this project. We hope you will contribute according to your personal philanthropic goals.
Q. What are my giving options?
A. Please see "Ways to Support the Plan".
Q. Are there naming opportunities available?
A. Yes, there are a number of exciting naming opportunities available, ranging from the entire new Patient Pavilion to the Cardiopulmonary Services area or the Diabetes Teaching room. You can find a complete list of naming opportunities in the back insert of the Campus Development Plan brochure.
Q. Is my gift tax deductible?
A. Gifts are tax deductible, as allowed by law.
Q. How do I make a gift?
A. We encourage you to contact the Howard Hospital Foundation at (410) 740-7840 to discuss how your gift can have the greatest impact and to explore strategic, tax-wise ways to make a gift.
Q. What is the hospital's relationship with Johns Hopkins Medicine?
A. HCGH is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), together with other well-known health care providers such as The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. HCGH's membership in JHM provides a formal connection to a world-renowned academic medical center, which allows HCGH to pursue new initiatives for improving service, facilities and medical technology for its community. Although HCGH is responsible for achieving its budgetary targets based on its independent financial performance, HCGH's membership in JHM provides it with opportunities to secure loans for projects like the Campus Development Plan, which would otherwise not be available.
Q. What is the hospital's relationship with the Horizon Foundation?
A. The Horizon Foundation is an independent not-for-profit public charity that was established when HCGH was purchased by The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation with proceeds of the purchase. The mission of the Horizon Foundation is to promote and enhance the health and wellness of the Howard County community. The Horizon Foundation and HCGH are wholly independent and unrelated entities that may collaborate on individual initiatives that benefit the community. In 2006, for example, HCGH and the Horizon Foundation collaborated to improve geriatric and psychiatric care at HCGH and to provide better access to healthcare for uninsured county residents.
Q. What is the Howard Hospital Foundation?
A. The Howard Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm of Howard County General Hospital. Its mission is to provide philanthropic support to the hospital through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations in the community. Private donations enable the Foundation to enhance the hospital's present and future services by providing funding for the expansion and renovation of facilities, the development of new programs and services and the purchase of new equipment and furnishings.