General Contact Information

  • Media Relations Phone: 410-955-6070
  • Media Relations Email: [email protected]
  • After Hours & Holidays: 410-955-6070.
    If you are a journalist working on a tight deadline or if this is an afterhours, urgent request, you can call this number and ask the operator to page the media relations representative on-call.

Journalists should always work with our team first to coordinate interviews. Each team member represents several departments or specialties of medicine and is available to respond to media inquiries or interview requests in a timely manner. If you are a journalist and unsure which specialty would be most appropriate for your request, please send an inquiry to [email protected]. Thank you.

To review our protocol on providing patient condition updates please reference this page.

Public Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications Team

Sharon Sopp

Sharon Sopp

Assistant Director of Public Relations and Internal Communications
office: 410-740-7646
Sharon has been communicating about the services, programs and initiatives of Howard County General Hospital since 2001. In her current role as assistant director of public relations and internal communications, she works with leaders throughout the organization, counseling on communication goals, strategies and techniques for a variety of internal and external campaigns. She works with media to facilitate coverage of the hospital's services and programs and responds to media requests for experts and/or information.

As the hospital's public information officer, Sharon works closely with the Emergency Management director to provide communications and support during crises and special operations. Sharon has received training at the FEMA Center for Emergency Preparedness.
Before joining Howard County General Hospital, Sharon worked for a Baltimore-area hospital as media coordinator. Before that, she served as a producer at WBFF-TV Fox45 in Baltimore and a producer/reporter for Howard County government television and a national news bureau in Washington, D.C.

She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Beats Covered

  • Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center