Howard County General Hospital ER Wait Times (Columbia, MD)

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Emergency Room Wait Times Statistics for Howard County General Hospital

This page is about waiting time at emergency room in Howard County General Hospital. Here you will see hospital contact information and some detailed ER statistics along with comparison to State and National level. This hospital is located at 5755 Cedar Lane in Columbia, MD. It is a Voluntary non-profit – Private Acute Care Hospital. Hospital Emergency Room Volume is Not Available. Call (410) 740-7890 to get up-to-date information regarding contact details and your situation.

CALL 9-1-1 When you feel your situation needs emergency care.
General Information
Overall Rating:
Contact Details
Hospital Name Howard County General Hospital
City Columbia
County Howard
State Maryland
ZIP Code 21044
Bed Count
233
Address
5755 Cedar Lane, MD 21044
Phone
(410) 740-7890
Provider ID 210048
Hospital Type Acute Care Hospital
Hospital Ownership Voluntary non-profit – Private
Emergency Services Yes
Howard County General Hospital Location Map
ER Wait Times for Howard County General Hospital
Time Spent in ER
4 hours and 13 minutes (253 minutes)
Time Until Admission
7 hours and 17 minutes (437 minutes)
Time Spent in ER after admission
3 hours and 9 minutes (189 minutes)
Left before being seen
Not Available
Head CT results in 30 minutes
54%
ER Volume
Not Available
ER Wait Times - Comparison Against Maryland and National Stats
Howard County General Hospital Maryland Average National Average
Time Spent in ER 253 minutes (4 hours and 13 minutes) 202 minutes 135 minutes
Time Until Admission 437 minutes (7 hours and 17 minutes) 378 minutes 256 minutes
Time Spent in ER after admission 189 minutes (3 hours and 9 minutes) 147 minutes 87 minutes
Left before being seen Not Available 3% 2%
Head CT results in 30 minutes 54% 69% 72%
Hospital wait times summary:
  • Time Spent in ER is 51 minute higher than State Average and 118 minutes higher than National Average
  • Time Until Admission is 59 minutes higher than State Average and 181 minute higher than National Average
  • Time Spent in ER after admission is 42 minutes higher than State Average and 102 minutes higher than National Average
Howard County General Hospital ER Wait Times Charts
Time Spent in ER (minutes)
Time Until Admission (minutes)
Time Spent in ER After Admission (minutes)
Left before being seen (%)
Head CT results in 30 minutes (%)
In Case of Emergency
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Structural Measures Information
Measure Name Measure Response
Able to receive lab results electronically Not Available
Able to track patients’ lab results, tests, and referrals electronically between visits Not Available
Safe surgery checklist use (outpatient) Not Available
Patient Safety Culture Not Available
Safe surgery checklist use (inpatient) Not Available
Frequently Asked Questions about Howard County General Hospital
How long will I wait in Howard County General Hospital Emergency Room?
Based on Medicare Hospital Compare data which was last updated on Oct 30, 2019, average waiting time is 253 minutes for this hospital emergency room. Call (410) 740-7890 for more information.
Where is Howard County General Hospital?
Howard County General Hospital is in Columbia. It is located at 5755 Cedar Lane. Call (410) 740-7890 for more information.
What is the type of this hospital?
This is a Acute Care Hospital. It is a Voluntary non-profit – Private hospital.
How many beds does Howard County General Hospital have?
Howard County General Hospital has 233 beds.
5 Emergency Rooms/Hospitals Near Howard County General Hospital
No Facility Name Address
1 University Of Md Laurel Regional Hospital 7300 Van Dusen Road, MD 20707
2 Medstar Montgomery Medical Center 18101 Prince Philip Drive, MD 20832
3 Northwest Hospital Center 5401 Old Court Road, MD 21133
4 Umd Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute 2200 Kernan Drive, MD 21207
5 Saint Agnes Hospital 900 Caton Avenue, MD 21229
Notes
  • Data mainly compiled using Medicare Hospital Compare Dataset. Hospital profile page can be reached at https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/.
  • This page is based on Hospital Compare data which was last updated on Oct 30, 2019.
  • Measure start and end dates for above statistics are between 1/1/2017 and 12/31/2018.