Services Remain on the Campus of Howard County General Hospital
COLUMBIA, Md. — For 21 years, the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center has offered hope and support to cancer patients and their families and caregivers. The center recently moved to 11065 Little Patuxent Parkway, suite 150 in October. A service of Howard County General Hospital since 1998, it remains on the hospital’s campus, but in a different building.
It is important that the center continue to provide essential services to the community. Many of the same services are continuing in the new location and other components of the center have been re-vamped. Social work and counseling support are provided free of charge to center clients and support groups continue. View a listing here. Through the salon, professional hairstyling services are offered, as well as a wide selection of wigs, head scarves, wraps and hats.
In the coming months, the center plans to offer acupuncture, massage therapy and yoga. Given that the benefits of integrative health therapies have been documented for a variety of conditions, as well as for pain management, these services will be available to all community members, with or without a cancer diagnosis.
“We are proud to be a source of support and care to more than 2,600 clients each year,” said Elizabeth Edsall Kromm, vice president of Population Health and Advancement at HCGH. “And, we are thrilled to be able to continue the center’s mission in its new location.”
The center is supported by volunteer efforts and generous donations. Support comes through financial contributions, attendance at events that raise money and awareness, and in-kind gifts. To learn more about upcoming events, visit the Howard Hospital Foundation's events page. To volunteer at the center, call 410-720-8517.
About Howard County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 225 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 more than 1,000 physicians and allied health professionals, representing more than 100 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,800 individuals and over 370 volunteers.