Pugh Named Chair of Emergency Medicine at Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

05/31/2022

HCGH announces the appointment of Patricia Eugene Pugh, D.O., as chair of the Dept. of Emergency Medicine and medical director of Emergency Services.


Columbia, MD – Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, announces the appointment of Patricia Eugene Pugh, D.O., as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and medical director of Emergency Services, effective May 27, 2022. As such, Dr. Pugh is responsible for the hospital’s busy adult Emergency Department, which cared for more than 47,600 patients in fiscal year 2021 as well as supervising the provider group for Emergency Medicine, which includes physicians and Allied Practice Practitioners.

Dr. Pugh joined the HCGH professional staff in 2017 and served as the assistant chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She received her doctorate of osteopathy from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Jefferson Health NJ Emergency Medicine. Dr. Pugh is currently the vice president of the Professional Staff.

“Dr. Pugh has been an invaluable physician leader, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Shafeeq Ahmed, M.D., HCGH president. “Her extensive medical knowledge and collaborative leadership style will continue to help HCGH’s Emergency Departments respond to the needs of our community.”

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 118 specialties and subspecialties and a workforce of nearly 1,800 employees.