Monday, February 4, 2013
A Montgomery County Council proclamation on Tuesday will honor the Silver Spring hospital.
Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring marked its 50th anniversary on Jan. 10--a milestone that the Montgomery County Council will celebrate with a special proclamation Tuesday. The hospital has shared a collection of anniversary stories on its website, such as the first emergency surgery patient and a maternity patient who became an employee. On April 18, 2012, the hospital celebrated 100,000 births since 2000. TELL US: What are some of your memories at Holy Cross Hospital?
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Silver Spring hospital will now be Holy Cross Health with three distinct operating divisions, Washington Business Journal reports.
Holy Cross Hospital will change its internal structure and begin to operate under the name Holy Cross Health, the Washington Business Journal reported. The health system, to be headed by current hospital CEO Kevin Sexton, will be separated into three groups. Holy Cross Hospital, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital and Holy Cross Health Network, a group that includes health centers for low-income people, will all be headed by different presidents. The change begins Nov. 1. Read more at Washington Business Journal.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Hospital in Silver Spring receives top marks for surgical care and treating heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia.
Silver Spring's Holy Cross Hospital is the only health facility in the Baltimore-Washington region to be named to The Joint Commission's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures list. The hospital's care of patients suffering from heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care were noted. Of the 620 facilities named, healthcare heavyweights like Johns Hopkins in Baltimore were not included, the Washington Post reports. Part of the reason Holy Cross, a relatively small, 448-bed hospital, was listed and not larger hospitals is its prevention methods, such as giving aspirin to heart attack patients and prescribing anti-stroke medicine to stroke patients once they leave, the Post reports. Yancy Phillips, vice president of quality …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Holy Cross Hospital is a 455-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital serving Montgomery and Prince George's counties
Kevin J. Sexton, president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital, was named the State of Maryland’s 2012 Grassroots Champion by The American Hospital Association, in partnership with the Maryland Hospital Association. One hospital leader from each state is honored each year for work over the previous year for delivering the hospital message to elected officials, helping broaden the base of community support for hospitals, and advocating tirelessly on behalf of patients, hospitals and communities. Sexton was chosen as the single recipient from the State of Maryland for dedication to the hospital’s mission, on both the local and national level. “It is an honor to be recognized with this award,” Sexton said. He participated in the 7th annual …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
April 18th baby makes 100,000th delivery for the hospital.
Holy Cross Hospital reached a milestone on April 18, delivering its 100,000th baby since 2000. “This is a great, great day for the hospital. This is an amazing accomplishment,” President and CEO Kevin Sexton said in a videotaped speech to medical professionals, mothers and their children, who were born at the hospital since 2000. “All the people who have worked to get people prenatal care when they need it and couldn’t afford it, and to get them the best possible care when they came to the hospital are the reasons why this hospital delivers one out of every eight babies” born in Maryland, he said. During the 1990s, birth rates were falling “by 2.5 percent in the state and 3.5 percent at Holy Cross,” Sexton said in the video. Hoping to …
Aspen Hill is the hospital’s third location in Montgomery County.
The newest member of the Holy Cross Hospital family, a health center for uninsured residents located at 13975 Connecticut Ave., marked its first full day Tuesday, May 1. The Holy Cross Hospital Aspen Hill Health Center is a participant in Montgomery Cares. The program is a public/private partnership that provides healthcare to low-income, uninsured Montgomery County residents through a network of clinics. The two existing centers serve an average of 20,000 people in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg combined. The new location in Aspen Hill will offer multiple services including health screening, preventive healthcare, lab work, vaccinations, diabetes management, cardiovascular management, high blood pressure management, high cholesterol …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Aspen Hill is the hospital’s third location in Montgomery County.
The Holy Cross Hospital Center in Aspen Hill located at 13975 Connecticut Ave. marked its first full day in its new facility Tuesday. The Holy Cross Hospital Aspen Hill Health Center is a participant in Montgomery Cares. The program is a public/private partnership that provides healthcare to low-income, uninsured Montgomery County residents through a network of clinics. The two existing centers serves an average of 20,000 people in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg combined. The new location in Aspen Hill will offer multiple services including health screening, preventive healthcare, lab work, vaccinations, diabetes management, cardiovascular management, high blood pressure management, high cholesterol management, post-emergency room follow-…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Drill will test Montgomery County hospitals' readiness to respond to crisis situations.
Victims with fake injuries and bandages? Hospital staff dressed in full haz-mat gear? No, this is not just another Halloween event at Holy Cross Hospital. Rather, the Silver Spring-based hospital is participating in a mock exercise today with other Montgomery County hospitals, the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security announced. The exercise will test how well the regional hospitals respond and work together in a crisis situation such as a terrorist attack or a natural disaster that leaves mass casualties in its wake. “As the scenarios come in, we just respond to them,” said Yolanda Gaskins, a spokesperson for Holy Cross Hospital. “We don’t know what the scenarios will be.” Gaskins warned that area residents should …
Friday, July 15, 2011
The fire broke out around 11:15 p.m. Thursday.
Update, 5 p.m.: Crews are still working to clean up water damage after a mechanical device sent smoke through the third floor of Holy Cross Hospital Thursday evening, said Yolanda Gaskins, the spokeswoman for Holy Cross Hospital. The smoke caused hospital officials to evacuate 12 high-risk pregnant women out of their rooms for a short amount of time, Gaskins added. Hospital officials also had to close one bank of elevators and the laundry room after they were immersed in water. The crews are working to clean up water damage in the gift shop and throughout the building. There were no injuries reported, and the hospital is running their clinical operations as usual, Gaskins said. Orignal Post, 6 a.m.: No injuries are being reported from a …