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Szilagyi Named Spiritual Care Director at Howard County General Hospital - 02/11/2020

Release Date: February 11, 2020
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COLUMBIA, Md. — Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the appointment of Csaba Szilagyi, MDiv, MLA, MS, as director of Spiritual Care Services, beginning on Monday, Feb. 17. As such, he will be responsible for the design, implementation and supervision of spiritual care services for patients and their families, as well as staff of HCGH. He will have oversight for patient visitation, sacramental ministry and will establish a formal clinical pastoral education program. Szilagyi will also work to strengthen the hospital’s partnership with the faith community in Howard County through its faith health initiative – Journey to Better Health.

“We are delighted to welcome Csaba to Howard County General Hospital,” said Elizabeth Edsall Kromm, PhD, MSc, vice president of Population Health and Advancement. “We look forward to his insight and guidance in ensuring we meet the spiritual needs of our patients, their families and our staff.”

Szilagyi has served in hospital-based spiritual care for more than 13 years, most recently as manager of spiritual care and chaplaincy at the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

He holds three master’s degrees in management, education and divinity from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and Karoli Gaspar University respectively. He is an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education certified educator and a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Szilagyi is an ordained clergy member of the Hungarian Reformed Church in America.

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 900 physicians and allied health professionals, representing more than 90 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,800 individuals and over 300 volunteers.

Sharon L. Sopp

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