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?
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 …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Don't be alarmed if you hear helicopters this morning.
Hospitals across Maryland will test their ability to respond to a mass-casualty terrorist attack today, and nearby Suburban and Holy Cross hospitals will participate. The drill, which goes from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, involves flying mock victims into the hospitals, which will cause an increase in helicopter traffic in the area. Normal hospital service will not be affected, however. You can read more about the Suburban drill at Bethesda Patch, and more about Holy Cross at Wheaton Patch.