In-Room Food Service
At Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, in-room food service allows patients and/or a family member more freedom and flexibility for meal times and meal selections. A printed menu is available in each room. Meal requests can be placed any time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Once a patient has requested his/her meal, the tray will be delivered within approximately 45 minutes.
A team of trained staff is also available to assist in choosing meal items that are suitable for a patient's dietary needs.
Mail is delivered once a day. Any mail received after the patient leaves the hospital will be forwarded to that individual's home.
Holy Cross Health is committed to healing the mind, body and spirit with a calm and nurturing environment. Patients and visitors are welcome to spend time in the beautiful, natural outdoor gardens at our hospitals. At Holy Cross Hospital, the healing garden, dedicated to the congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross) is located adjacent to the main entrance to the hospital. At Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, the healing garden is accessible by the door near the security desk on the first floor.
Spiritual Care and Chapel
Spiritual assistance is available to patients and families of all faiths and beliefs. This may include:
- Spiritual counseling
- Crisis support
- End-of-life support
- Ethical concerns
- Prayer support
- Eucharistic ministry
- Sacraments of reconciliation (confession) and anointing of the sick, upon request
The Holy Cross Hospital chapel is located on the first floor. The Holy Cross Germantown Hospital chapel is located on the second floor.
The chapels are 24 hours and persons of all faiths are welcome to use the chapel for prayer and meditation.
At Holy Cross Hospital, Catholic services are held at 11:30 a.m., Sunday through Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. At Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, a notice is posted by the chapel door when Catholic Mass is to be celebrated.
Daily Mass can be viewed in patient rooms.
You can reach the Spiritual Care Department at Holy Cross Hospital by calling 301-754-7390 and at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital by calling 301-557-6390
Prescriptions given to you as you leave the hospital may be filled at the pharmacy of your choice. At Holy Cross Hospital, you may have them filled at the hospital's outpatient pharmacy located on the first floor. The outpatient pharmacy is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday (closed on major holidays). Most prescription plans are honored. Most major credit cards are accepted.
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital does not have an outpatient pharmacy.