Rachael Holton Parran, care management program provider at Howard County General Hospital, was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to Maryland’s Community Health Worker Advisory Committee, established in 2018 to advise the Department of Health on the certification and training of community health workers.
Community health workers serve in community settings to connect people in groups that have traditionally lacked adequate health care with health care and social services providers. They include public health workers, health advocates, health coaches, lay health educators, health representatives and outreach workers.
Parran oversees Howard County General Hospital’s Community Care Team, leading a group of community health nurses, health workers and social workers and working collaboratively with hospital departments, home care agencies, nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups and government agencies. She has over 15 years of experience as a registered nurse and has served as a nurse case manager, community health nurse and in a variety of programmatic roles.
Parran holds a master’s degree in community and public health nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. In addition she has a bachelor’s degree in health administration and policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
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 more than 100 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,800 individuals and over 370 volunteers.