Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will serve the most rapidly growing and aging region in Montgomery county and improve access to high-quality care in an area that has, by far, the largest concentration of people without a hospital in the state. The six-story, 237,000 square-foot hospital will offer emergency, medical, surgical, obstetric, and psychiatric care, along with a Medical Office Building, when it opens its doors in 2014.
More Health Care
By providing a new full service hospital in northern Montgomery County Holy Cross Hospital will be making a major contribution toward meeting the community needs of improved care access and expanded hospital capacity for the region.
In the next 20 years, Montgomery County will add as many seniors as it has added in its entire history. These seniors will use six times as much hospital care as non-seniors.
The hospital has been designed to enhance patient care and will be equipped with the latest technology. Features of the new hospital include:
- 93 beds
- 5 operating rooms
- 14 emergency beds
- 5 labor/delivery/recovery rooms
- 8 bassinet neonatal unit
- All private rooms to enhance patient safety and satisfaction, as well as family and visitor comfort
- Sustainable design elements to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification
- A healing garden to facilitate quiet, contemplative moments for patients, visitors and clinicians.
Unique Educational Partnership
As the anchor tenant of Montgomery College's Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will serve as a valuable educational resource for aspiring health care workers.
Through an innovative partnership based on a shared commitment to education and the well-being of the community, Holy Cross Hospital and Montgomery College have committed to doubling the number of nursing graduates over five years to help address a shortage of nurses.
Holy Cross Hospital has committed to providing funding, clinical rotations for nursing and allied health students, instructional space and faculty.
The partnership with Montgomery College will benefit the region for generations to come and will serve as a partnership model for other hospitals and community colleges across the nation.
Nearly 6,000 Local Jobs
The proposed project has significant economic impact, both directly and through its multiplier effect. The construction project alone will lead to the creation of 1,100 Maryland jobs and ongoing hospital operations will create more than 1,500 permanent jobs.
The combined effect of hospital operations, an expanded nursing program, and a fully developed Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park could create more than 5,700 jobs.