As the first new hospital in Montgomery County in 35 years, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will bring much-needed health care services to the most rapidly growing and aging region in the county. The six-story, 237,000 square-foot hospital will offer medical, surgical, obstetric, emergency and psychiatric care, when it opens its doors in 2014.
Holy Cross Germantown will be conveniently located near the intersections of Middlebrook Road and Observation Drive. Here, the hospital will be situated as the anchor tenant of the Montgomery College Life Sciences Park in Germantown. This unique location will serve as a valuable resource for aspiring health care workers. In fact, it will be the first hospital in the nation on a community college campus with an education partnership.
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.
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) Silver certification
- A healing garden to facilitate quiet, contemplative moments for patients, visitors and clinicians.
Innovative Educational Partnership
As the anchor tenant of the Montgomery College Science and Technology Park, Holy Cross Germantown 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.
6,000 Local Jobs
The proposed project has significant economic impact, both directly and through its multiplier effect.
According to Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett, 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 Science and Technology Park could create more than 5,700 jobs.