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Holy Cross Hospital is the only hospital in Maryland to receive the "Workplace Excellence Award" from The Alliance for Workplace Excellence every year since 1999.

Holy Cross Hospital | Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award winner since 1999About the Workplace Excellence Award
The Alliance for Workplace Excellence recognizes organizations that foster an environment that cultivates workforce excellence, acts on its beliefs, values differences, empowers employees, ensures safety and security, operates as a global corporate citizen and facilitates employee life and work success.

In order to apply for this award, an organization is required to provide access to each of the following benefits:

  • Retirement benefit and/or retirement financial management planning
  • Paid time off
  • Disability, life and health insurance options

During the application process, an organization's commitment to and resources for work-life balance are assessed. This assessment is done through an application process that includes hospital policies and practices as well as staff interviews. Our work-life benefits are assessed in the following categories:

  • Workplace culture and environment
  • Management practices
  • Diversity
  • Internal communications
  • Emergency responsiveness
  • Work-life benefits and practices
  • Social responsibility/community involvement

In 2013, Holy Cross Hospital was selected as a 2013 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval Winner (14th consecutive year), a 2013 Health & Wellness Seal of Approval Winner (5th consecutive year), a 2013 Diversity Champion Award Winner (2nd consecutive year, and a 2013 EcoLeadership Award Winner (fourth year.) View more Holy Cross Hospital Awards and Recognition.

Work-Life Benefits
Over the past eight years, we have implemented and/or made enhancements to many work-life benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • Flexible scheduling options
  • No floating policy, holiday policy (for RNs)
  • Enhanced employee communications
  • Gallup employee engagement survey
  • Automated employee benefits enrollment
  • Enhanced employee benefit plan to include flex credits
  • A pension as well as a 403b plan (increased 403B employee match from 1 to 3%, with onsite financial investment representative)
  • Implemented the Long Term Compensation Program (including exceptional contribution pay and clinical ladder advancement opportunities)
  • Career development training programs
  • Introduction of Management Development and Mentor Programs
  • Enhanced the Employee Referral Program, increasing maximum award to $3,000
  • Generous Tuition Assistance Program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • 24-Hour access to employee assistance
  • Access to onsite employee health
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Holy Cross Hospital | 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 301-754-7000