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Holy Cross Hospital Awards and Recognition

Holy Cross Hospital has been a leader in providing innovative and quality health care since its founding, upholding its commitment to being the most trusted provider of health care services in the area.

Clinical Awards and Recognitions

  • 2012, 2011 and 2010 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures recognition, one of only 67 U.S. hospitals and the only hospital in Maryland and the greater Washington, D.C., region to earn this distinction for four adult measures, three years in a row, from The Joint Commission, the main accreditation organization for U.S. hospitals
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement in Hospitals from the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment to quality and ability to achieve and sustain performance improvement on four national inpatient clinical areas – heart attack, heart failure, surgical care and pneumonia; for three years in a row
  • 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranked Holy Cross Hospital fourth (4th) in the Washington, D.C., metro area and sixth (6th) out of 70 hospitals in the state of Maryland, and ranked Holy Cross Hospital as high-performing in nine adult specialties including neurology and neurosurgery, gynecology, cancer and geriatrics
  • 2014 Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, for the fourth year in a row
  • 2012 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® Care Award for excellence in lactation care, one of only four hospitals in Maryland to receive this honor
  • 2011 Association of Community Cancer Centers Innovator Award for the Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute’s creation of an innovative model of Virtual Care

Clinical Designations and Accreditations

  • Accredited by The Joint Commission, the main accreditation organization for U.S. hospitals
  • Level IIIB Perinatal Referral Center designation by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS)
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center designation by The Joint Commission and the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS)
  • Level III Epilepsy Center accreditation for the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers
  • Cardiac Interventional Center designation by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
  • Comprehensive Community Cancer Program accreditation by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
  • Breast Center accreditation by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the first hospital in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, and one of only 14 hospitals in the state to receive this prestigious accreditation
  • Radiation Oncology Practice accreditation for the Radiation Treatment Center by the American College of Radiology
  • Bariatric Surgery Program accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
  • Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive GynecologyTM (COEMIGTM) designation by the AAGL.

Firsts

  • First hospital in the nation to create a Seniors Emergency Center, opened in November 2008
  • First hospital in the area to offer magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • First hospital in the area to open a neonatal intensive care unit and offer an infant hearing screening program
  • First community hospital in the area to offer laparoscopic surgery
  • First hospital in the region to offer a coronory care unit
  • First hospital in Suburban Maryland to receive breast center accreditation from the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

View full list of Holy Cross Health's awards and recognitions.

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