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What specific changes will be made?

The project includes a new 50,000-square-foot, two-story addition to the hospital and renovation of existing space. The new building is located adjacent to the existing emergency room facing Little Patuxent Parkway.

The new building offers a new:

  • Emergency Room entrance and waiting area for both pediatric and adult ER patients
  • Observation Unit for patients who need to be monitored and evaluated for admission
  • Psychiatry Unit featuring the latest equipment and furnishings to create a comfortable, and healing environment for patients

When will the new building open?

January 28 and 29, 2020

Why is HCGH making these enhancements to its facility?

Howard County is growing and aging. The population of those 55 and older in Howard County is projected to increase by 40 percent in the next five years, which will increase demand for health care. In addition, the general population is projected to grow by 6 percent overall. We must expand our hospital size to meet the increased demand.

Building Today for a Healthier Tomorrow is an intensive initiative to increase our capacity to treat people with a broad range of health needs, and to enhance their experience of care.

How much will this project cost?

The renovation and construction project is estimated to cost approximately $48 million and funding will come from a combination of public and private sources. The hospital will fund a portion of the expense. The Howard County government also dedicated funding to the renovation of the hospital’s existing emergency department to improve patient flow while we wait for the additional capacity the new wing will provide.

The Howard Hospital Foundation is leading a capital campaign, Building Today for a Healthier Tomorrow, to raise much-needed funds to support the construction. With your financial support, we will improve the health and wellness of the community.

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