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U.S. News & World Report Names Holy Cross Hospital Among the Best in the Washington, D.C., Area
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07/22/2014
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USNewsranking.jpgHoly Cross Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report.

Holy Cross Hospital was ranked fourth (4th) in the Washington, D.C., metro area and sixth (6th) out of the 70 hospitals in the state of Maryland. This ranking makes Holy Cross Hospital the highest ranked Maryland hospital in the Washington, D.C., metro area and also the top ranked hospital in Montgomery County.

This is the 25th year that U.S. News & World Report has issued national hospital rankings which are updated every July. Holy Cross Hospital ranked as high performing in nine adult specialties, including neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics, cancer, gynecology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. 

"I am pleased that Holy Cross Hospital has once again been recognized as one of the top hospitals both in the Washington, D.C., area and in the state of Maryland," said Kevin J. Sexton, president and CEO, Holy Cross Health. "This recognition reflects the dedication and commitment of our excellent staff, our dedicated physicians, and the continuing support of our donors which allow us to sustain and grow in serving the health care needs of our community."   

"Holy Cross Hospital just celebrated a 50th anniversary milestone. Our longevity and success is a testament to the many good things we do every day,” said Judith Rogers, president, Holy Cross Hospital.  “My personal highest rankings go to our amazing staff and physicians who deliver high quality health care every day at Holy Cross Hospital.  Such dedication will allow us to sustain this high-quality patient focused care for another 50 years and beyond.”

Other key elements of the U.S. News & World Report survey include inputs on patient safety, patient satisfaction, and environment of care and clinical technology.  Holy Cross Hospital demonstrated top box results in all of these areas in the nine top ranked specialties.

Below is additional information about a few of the nine adult specialties which U.S. News & World Report ranked Holy Cross Hospital as high performing. 

Neurology and Neurosurgery
The comprehensive neuroscience program at Holy Cross Hospital includes a team of highly skilled neurosurgeons and a cadre of specially trained neuroscience experts. The neurosurgery program offers exceptional interdisciplinary care and advanced treatment to patients with complex brain and spine disorders who require general neurosurgery, neuro-oncology care and minimally invasive treatments, including specialized procedures such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). The Joint Commission and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) have recognized the hospital’s high quality stroke care by designating the hospital an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Additionally, the hospital’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is accredited as a Level III Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.  For more information about our neuroscience services,
visit HolyCrossHealth.org/neuroscience

Geriatrics
Holy Cross Hospital is leading not only the state of Maryland but also the nation in offering specialized medicine that meets the specific needs of patients 65 and older, their families and caregivers. At Holy Cross Hospital, you will find everything from a senior health and wellness program and the nation’s first and region's only center for geriatric emergency medical services—to top quality inpatient, outpatient and home care. The hospital participates in the respected Nurses Improving Care for Health-System Elders (NICHE), a national program through which Holy Cross Hospital recognizes, prevents and treats a variety of health concerns specific to seniors.  Holy Cross Hospital is committed to bringing the best health care available anywhere to seniors in our community. A simple philosophy guides all we do: Put quality and compassion first, and always respect our patients’ dignity, safety and comfort. For more information about our senior services, visit HolyCrossHealth.org/senior-services

Cancer
Each year, more than 1,000 cancer patients – the highest number in Montgomery and Prince George's counties – place their health and lives in our hands, trusting our experience, compassion and caring spirit. Offering innovative and personalized treatment, Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute meets the highest national standards of care. For example, Our Breast Center was the first in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Holy Cross Hospital surgeons also perform more gynecologic and gynecologic oncology surgeries than any other hospital in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. For more information about the Cancer Institute at Holy Cross Hospital, visit HolyCrossHealth.org/cancer-institute

Gynecology
Holy Cross Hospital surgeons perform more gynecologic and gynecologic oncology surgeries than any other hospital in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Our renowned surgeons are board-certified in gynecologic oncology and specialize in advanced minimally invasive surgery and treat a wide range of gynecologic conditions. The AAGL's Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) designation was awarded to Holy Cross Hospital for delivering outstanding patient care. Today, there is a minimally invasive option for almost every gynecologic surgery or condition. Minimally invasive surgery allows many women to avoid open surgery and experience less pain, shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, shorter recovery times and smaller scars. For more information about gynecological surgery at Holy Cross Hospital, visit HolyCrossHealth.org/gyn

Diabetes and Endocrinology
The Diabetes Program at Holy Cross Hospital offers multidisciplinary instruction in diabetes management. Our program has received recognition from the American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education. The program is staffed by a registered nurse who is a certified diabetes educator, a registered dietitian and a board-certified endocrinologist experienced in the care and treatment of this disease. We also offer a specialized diabetes education program to teach self-management techniques to mothers-to-be in personalized, one-on-one sessions. Through the Holy Cross Gestational Diabetes Program, women with gestational diabetes are able to meet with a certified nurse diabetes educator and dietitian. For more information about the Diabetes Program at Holy Cross Hospital, visit HolyCrossHealth.org/diabetes

Learn more about U.S. News & World Report's 2014-2015 rankings.

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