Celebrating a Legacy of Trust: Holy Cross Hospital's 50th Anniversary On January 10, 2013, Holy Cross Hospital celebrated the millions of patients and families who have trusted their health, lives and futures to Holy Cross Hospital over the past 50 years. Holy Cross Hospital also recognized the founders — the Sisters of the Holy Cross — and the physicians, employees, trustees, volunteers and Auxiliary members who have served the community by providing exceptional care, helping those in need, innovating to respond to evolving health care needs, and sharing new knowledge with a friendly, caring spirit. Join us as we celebrate this exciting milestone.
50th Anniversary Citations and Proclamations Federal, state and local officials issued citations and proclamations in recognition of Holy Cross Hospital's 50th anniversary.
50th Anniversary Events Holy Cross Hospital held several events to commemorate the 50th anniversary. View a wrap up of these events here.
50th Anniversary Stories Holy Cross Hospital's history is built on many stories — tales of life-changing moments, unforgettable patients, and extraordinary doctors and nurses. Hear from some of these individuals whose stories are all part of the fabric of Holy Cross Hospital's history. Commemorative Artwork View a specially commissioned one-of-a-kind three-dimensional custom artwork made from 205 miniaturized photographs, news articles, brochures and commemorative items that represent significant events and key messages during Holy Cross Hospital’s 50-year history. The artwork will soon be displayed in the hospital's lobby for all to enjoy.
Commemorative Book This historical book is dedicated to the countless numbers of people who have trusted their health, lives and future to Holy Cross Hospital during the past 50 years.
Historical Newsletters Take a look at what was happening inside Holy Cross Hospital during the first few decades after it opened. These newsletters from our archives are fascinating! They show the early medical staff and executives, the hospital culture, and how Holy Cross has continued to evolve to meet the needs of the community —expanding it's physical structure, acquiring state-of-the-art medical equipment and enhancing community services.
Historical Timeline Fifty years, millions of memories. This timeline represents a small sampling of Holy Cross Hospital's most memorable milestones.
The Future Nearly 50 years ago, Holy Cross Hospital opened as a 226-bed acute care general service hospital. Today, with 442 beds and caring for more than 196,000 patients each year, it is one of the largest hospitals in the state of Maryland. And it continues to grow. By enlarging and modernizing its facility in Silver Spring and building a new hospital in Germantown, Holy Cross Hospital will be able to continue to provide high-quality health care for the next 50 years and beyond. Learn more about Holy Cross Hospital's expansion projects.