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Emergency Center

The Holy Cross Hospital Emergency Center provides emergency medical treatment to critically ill and seriously injured people. We are committed to employing only the safest, quickest, most advanced life support techniques, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

All of our care providers are specially trained in emergency medicine. Our team includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Our team also includes patient care technicians who provide assistance to the registered nurses. Holy Cross Hospital also has around-the-clock access to specialty physicians who can assist with a wide range of emergency situations.

We know that visiting an Emergency Center can be stressful. That is why our entire center is designed to make your visit as safe, efficient and comfortable as possible. Our center features four specialized areas to best care for each patient's specific medical needs:

  • Acute Care treats patients who have serious, complicated or life-threatening conditions. Patients with heart attacks, strokes, head injuries, major bone fractures or major lacerations are treated here.
  • Express Care assists patients with less serious injuries and illnesses and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight.
  • The Seniors Emergency Center, the first of its kind in the nation and the only one in the region, provides specialized and compassionate emergency care to people age 65 and older in a comforting environment.
  • The Pediatric Emergency Center is staffed around the clock by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, providing care to children under age 18.

For patients who require diagnostic procedures, we are equipped for laboratory tests as well as full medical imaging, including X-rays and CT scans.

The Holy Cross Hospital Emergency Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Located adjacent to the Emergency Center, the Observation Unit cares for adult patients who require extended monitoring but do not need to be admitted to an inpatient unit.  Telemetry cardiac and pulse oximetry monitoring are available.


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Holy Cross Hospital | 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 301-754-7000