Howard County General Hospital’s State of Health Care addresses COVID-19

Howard County General Hospital will host the third annual State of Health Care in Howard County, presenting “The COVID-19 Effect: Your Health and Care” virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with a panel of Johns Hopkins experts in emergency medicine and infectious diseases.

Steve Snelgrove, president of Howard County General Hospital, Kevin Sowers, president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Elizabeth Rendón-Sherman, chair of the Howard County General Hospital board of trustees, will host the event.

Deborah Trautman, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, will moderate the panel. Panelists will discuss the latest COVID-19 treatment advances, vaccines, health equity and how the pandemic may change the way care is accessed and delivered. They include:

  • Dr. Sherita Hill Golden, vice president, chief diversity officer and professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Dr. Gabor Kelen, director of the department of emergency medicine and professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Dr. Mark Landrum, chief for infectious disease at Howard County General Hospital
  • Dr. Lisa Maragakis, senior director of infection prevention and associate professor of Johns Hopkins Health System

The event is free to attend. Register at

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 1,100 physicians and allied health professionals, representing nearly 100 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,850 individuals and over 330 volunteers. (


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