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Health care in Howard County

Health care in Howard County

As the population of Howard County has grown, so have the health-care resources available to residents.

Howard County General Hospital, the county’s only general hospital, has increased in size dramatically since it opened in 1973, adding space and services for inpatients and outpatients. The hospital’s emergency department provides emergency and urgent care around the clock in a 36-bed adult care unit, with a separate 12-bed pediatric unit. Construction is underway on a $45 million two-year project to add 48,000 square feet to the hospital and 24,000 feet to the emergency department.

In the early 2000s, Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest health maintenance...