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Safely Returning to the Hospital for Surgery

The fear of COVID-19 is causing some people to avoid visiting the hospital, doctors’ offices and urgent care centers, even in emergency situations. HCGH is taking steps to ensure your safety while managing your health care during the pandemic.

Safe Return Video

In the video below, Mark Landrum, M.D., Chief of Infectious Disease at Howard County General Hospital, details the efforts made to ensure a safe environment for our patients and staff as we resume elective surgeries. Many procedures were postponed due to the pandemic and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hospital.


Patient Testimonial

Hear one patient’s story about how she lived with pain during the worst of the pandemic, and was able to have her hip replaced by Johns Hopkins orthopedic surgeon Savya Thakkar, M.D. as soon as the hospital re-opened for elective surgery.

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