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HCGH Ranked as High-Performing by U.S. News & World Report

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Columbia, MD – Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-2012 Best Hospital Rankings as a high-performing hospital in the Baltimore metro area for six clinical areas: diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. To be included in the Metro Area Rankings, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one medical specialty.

“Our dedicated employees and health care providers work diligently to ensure our patients receive the best clinical care possible, a fact reflected by this prestigious honor,” said Victor A. Broccolino, president and CEO of Howard County General Hospital. “We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for the outstanding effort they put forward every day to achieve that goal.”

Other member hospitals of Johns Hopkins Medicine also were listed in the annual rankings, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, which took the top spot in the country for the 21st consecutive year, placing first in five medical specialties and in the top five in ten others. Also ranked as high-performing hospitals were the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital. 

A detailed list of the rankings and information about the ranking methodology are available at and at 

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 oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of nearly 900 physicians and allied health professionals, representing nearly 80 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,700 individuals and nearly 500 volunteer auxilians.