Clinical Nurse II (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – July 12, 2018
I only worked here for just under a year due to feeling I was not challenged enough or learning as much as I wanted to. So much emphasis was placed on the patient experience which is important but it was so extreme at times, it interfered with patient safety and nursing requirements.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD 21044 – June 24, 2018
Please disregard my comment about Healthcare Strategies on the review page. I didn't understand that I would also have the oppotunity to rate Howard County General Hospital (HCGH)
HCGH is a small hospital in Columbia, MD. It is a great place to begin a career. I work as a Utilization Review RN, but prior to that as a Case Manager. I review approximately 30 patients per day using MCG or Interrqual criteria to support medical necessity for the inpatient stay. I coordinate the Peer to Peer Review process with our Medical Directors, and communicate directly with commercial payor representatives. Daily, I collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team (doctors, physical therapists, dieticians, etc) to ensure patients get timely treatments to decrease delays in care, and ensure that patients are appropriately advanced to the next level of care.
Excellent company to work for, great team of doctors and staff, I enjoyed the 29yrs I was employed there. The best part of my jobs was counter acting with the patients, seeing the smile on their faces when they arrive for their treatments. Knowing I was part of the process of their healing.
I worked for Howard County General Hospital &Hated it. Management is all over the place. People Are constantly In&Out. Earlier shifts dont do their job and the next shift is expected to do it all. Other employees give so much attitude.
High standards of professionalism and care.Fast paced and stressful enviornment.
Medical subacute nurse (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – May 18, 2018
The clinical mentors and training is the best recollection at my brief time at HCGH. The hardest part of the job was continued pressure at taking on more work load (patients) and having enough time to administer medications...new adminssions ,medication reconcilliation and discharges.
I really enjoyed my excellent opportunity for employment at Howard County Hospital in Columbia MD. The atmosphere is very friendly and professional. I had many opportunities for education and advancing my career. The management was supportive of the nursing staff and listened to staff input.
Howard County General Hospital, a member of John Hopkins Medicine, is a very professional work environment. It provides various benefits to employees including health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, associate discount, 401K plan, etc.
Senior Communications Manager (Former Employee) – Howard County Maryland – May 1, 2018
I had an opportunity to learn about hospital operations in this role, which improved my ability to communicate about it. After my manager left, I was given much more autonomy, however my then director did not recognize my ability until I had taken another position.
HCGH is a nice community hospital that offers excellent care to the many different needs of the people in the surrounding community and afar. The staff are very caring and strive to put patient care first.