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Company Overview of Howard County General Hospital, Inc.

Company Overview

Howard County General Hospital, Inc. operates as an acute-care medical center in Howard County. It specializes in women’s and children’s services, surgeries, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, gerontology, psychiatry, emergency services, community health education, breast care, diagnostics and testing, geriatrics, neurology, nuestros servicios, outpatient services, pediatrics, pulmonary, and parenting classes. Howard County General Hospital, Inc. was formerly known as Columbia Hospital and Clinics Foundation and changed its name to Howard County General Hospital, Inc. in 1974. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Columbia, Maryland. Howard County General Hospital, Inc. operates as...

5755 Cedar Lane

Columbia, MD 21044

United States

Founded in 1973





Key Executives for Howard County General Hospital, Inc.

Credentials Chairman
Chairman of Anesthesiology
Chairman of Diagnostic Imaging
Chairman of Emergency Medicine
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Howard County General Hospital, Inc. Key Developments

Howard County General Hospital Names Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed as Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer

Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed, MD, MBA, FACOG, has been named vice president of Medical Affairs/chief medical officer at Howard County General Hospital. In his new role, effective July 11, 2016, Ahmed will be responsible for building on the high standards for patient safety and service at HCGH, working in partnership with physician leaders to deliver excellent care to the community. Ahmed will function as the hospital’s designated medical safety and quality officer, and will lead HCGH in the critical tasks of integrating services and quality care standards with those of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He will provide administrative oversight and service support for professional staff activities, while continuing to practice obstetrics and gynecology part time in Howard County. Ahmed most recently served as chief operating officer/chief medical officer of Baystate Health’s Eastern Region in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Howard County General Hospital Appoints Jon Oravec as Vice President of Human Resources

Howard County General Hospital announced the appointment of Jon Oravec, as vice president of Human Resources. In this role, Oravec will be responsible for supporting the hospital’s ongoing priority of retaining, attracting, engaging and developing the most talented people to care for community. Oravec most recently served as interim vice president of Human Resources for the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, after serving as director of Human Resources for the same organization. Prior to that, he was the vice president of Human Resources for Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia and director of Human Resources Business Practices at Catholic Health Initiatives in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Howard County General Hospital Appoints David B. Nitkin as Senior Director of Administration and Chief of Staff

Howard County General Hospital announced the appointment of David B. Nitkin as senior director of Administration and chief of staff. In this role, Nitkin will be responsible for implementing the agenda of HCGH president, Steven C. Snelgrove, by supporting initiatives and tasks that advance quality, safety and service in patient care. Nitkin most recently served as the director of communications and policy advisor in the Office of the Maryland Attorney General.

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