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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 for the benefit of the hospital’s patients, physicians and employees.

Clinical Awards and Recognitions

  • 2012, 2011 ad 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
  • 2013 U.S. News & World Report ranked Holy Cross Hospital fourth out of 58 hospitals in the Washington, D.C., metro area and ninth in the state of Maryland, and ranked Holy Cross Hospital as high-performing in nine adult specialties including neurology and neurosurgery, gynecology, cancer and orthopedics
  • 2013 Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, for the third 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
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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

Workplace Excellence Awards  

  • 2013 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, the only hospital in Maryland to receive this recognition every year since its inception in 1999 (14th consecutive year)
  • 2013 Health and Wellness Seal of Approval Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, for the sixth consecutive year
  • 2013 EcoLeadership Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, for the fifth consecutive year and every year since its inception in 2009
  • 2013 Diversity Champion Award Winners from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, for the second consecutive year
  • 2011 Best in Class Recognition for Diversity Management and Strengthening the Workforce from the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management, one of only seven hospitals nationwide, and the only hospital in Maryland or the Washington, D.C., area, to receive this recognition
  • 2011 “Where to Work: Best Hospital IT Departments” third-place award in the large hospital category from Healthcare IT News
  • 2010 Gold Start! Fit-Friendly Company Award from the American Heart Association for creating a culture of physical activity in the workplace

Leadership Awards  

  • 2013 Washington Business Journal's Most Admired CEO Award for Holy Cross Health President and CEO Kevin J. Sexton, one of five health care CEOs nominated and the only health care CEO in Maryland so honored in this inaugural year
  • 2013 Influential Marylanders award presented by The Daily Record to Holy Cross Health President and CEO Kevin J. Sexton
  • 2013 Nonprofit Village It Takes a Village Award for dedication to health promotion and disease prevention in the Montgomery County community
  • 2012 Catholic Business Person of the Year awarded by the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County to Holy Cross Health President and CEO Kevin J. Sexton
  • 2012 State of Maryland’s Grassroots Champion Award presented by the American Hospital Association, in partnership with the Maryland Hospital Association, to Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Kevin J. Sexton
  • 2012 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Grassroots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors (GROWS) for Sister Kathleen Weber, coordinator of the Holy Cross Caregiver Resource Center
  • 2011 Maryland Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award presented to Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Kevin J. Sexton
  • 2011 Leadership Award from the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, the sole recipient

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
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