|Holy Cross Hospital|
|Holy Cross Health|
|Location||Silver Spring, Maryland, United States|
|Lists||Hospitals in Maryland|
The hospital, the second largest in Maryland, was founded in 1963 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. The hospital is part of Holy Cross Health, which is a member of Trinity Health of Livonia, Michigan, one of the largest health care systems in the country.
By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2018)
- Revenue: $611 million
- Licensed Hospital Beds: 529 (adult, pediatric & neonatal services)
- Employees: 4,100
- Physicians: 1,575
- Total Patient Visits: 240,371 (excludes healthy newborns)
- Inpatient Discharges: 36,146 (excludes healthy newborns)
- Outpatient Visits: 191,680
- Emergency Center Visits: 104,719
- Births: 10,779
- Surgeries: 12,966
- Health Center and Primary Care Visits: 49,195 
- Net Community Benefit: $60 million 
- Community Benefit Encounters: 338,518 
In 1944, a group of people, including Joseph Hayes, Fred L. Lutes, Lee H. Robinson, Genevieve Wells, and I.C. Whitaker, incorporated the Silver Spring Hospital Association in order to build a hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. On July 22, 1959, plans to build and establish a hospital, named Holy Cross Hospital, in Silver Spring, Maryland, were released to the public. Montgomery County gave 25 acres of land on Forest Glen Road, but 14 of the acres were later given up in order to build the Capital Beltway. The Silver Spring Hospital Association had wanted to build a hospital on the remaining land, but it could not raise sufficient funding to do so until the Sisters of the Holy Cross congregation agreed to a large financial contribution. Additional funding came from a federal grant and from individual donors. The Silver Spring Hospital Association gave its land to the future Holy Cross Hospital. Montgomery County approved a special exception zoning permit to build the hospital on ten acres of land on Forest Glen Road in Silver Spring. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on May 8, 1960. Holy Cross Hospital was dedicated on January 6, 1963. Mrs. Robert K. Duckett was the first patient admitted to Holy Cross Hospital, and her daughter Dora Jean Duckett was the first baby born at the hospital. Since its opening, Holy Cross Hospital had a policy of treating patients regardless of their race or religion.
The hospital is a member of Trinity Health, as is Holy Cross Germantown. The hospital was the first in Maryland to have an MRI machine. In 2008, the hospital created an emergency center specifically designed to treat seniors who had acute health problems that were not life-threatening.
In 2015, the hospital concluded an expansion on the same footprint in Silver Spring.
- "Holy Cross Health Inc". Exempt Organizations Select Check. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
- "About". Holy Cross Health. FY2018.
- "About Us". Trinity Health.
- "Silver Spring Hospital Plans $20,000 Drive". The Washington Post. April 29, 1944. p. 9.
- "Hospital Plan Is Revealed". The Washington Post. July 23, 1959. p. B6.
- Reikowsky, Ralph (May 13, 1956). "Silver Spring Hospital Association Silver Spring Hospital Plan Faces Hot Hearing". The Washington Post. p. A20.
- "New Silver Spring Hospital Plan Seen". The Washington Post. November 8, 1956. p. B1.
- "New Hospital Dedicated in Silver Spring". The Washington Post. January 7, 1963. p. A6.
- "Silver Spring Hospital Site Is Praised". The Washington Post. August 22, 1959. p. B1.
- "Gift of Land To Hospital Is Challenged: Rights Violation Claimed". The Washington Post. August 5, 1960. p. C2.
- "Holy Cross Hospital Zoning Suit Rejected". The Washington Post. January 20, 1960. p. B6.
- "Ground Broken for Holy Cross Hospital". The Washington Post. May 9, 1960. p. A2.
- "First Arrivals at Holy Cross". The Washington Post. January 12, 1963. p. C3.
- "Silver Spring Area Boosts New Hospital". The Washington Post. August 23, 1959. p. A16.
- "Separate Emergency Center for Older Patients Leads to High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, Detection of Polypharmacy, Increased Volume of Patients, and Low Rate of Return Visits". Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
- "Historic Expansion". Holy Cross Health.