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HCGH Offers Advance Directive Information

Contact:  Sharon Sopp, 410.740.7646,

Columbia, MD – Give your family and medical team the gift of knowing what your healthcare decisions are if you cannot make them on your own. Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine will provide information about advance directives on the following days:

Tuesday April 19 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Medical Pavilion Lobby
10710 Charter Drive
Columbia, MD

Tuesday, April 26 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2:30-4 p.m. Howard County General Hospital
Pavilion Lobby
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
For more information, please call 410-740-7601.

Howard County General also provides monthly Advance Directive classes through the Wellness Center. Leslie Rogers, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C, clinical oncology social worker at HCGH and director of the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center reviews what advance directives are, who needs them, and how to get them, as well as what it means to appoint, or to be appointed, a health care agent. Registration is required for this free event. The next session is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from 6-7 p.m. Call 410-740-5858 or visit for more information.

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1998 is a 238-bed, not-for-profit health care provider 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 over 800 physicians and allied health professionals, representing more than 70 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of nearly 2,000individuals and volunteer auxilians numbering over 600.