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Hospital Amenities

In-Room Food Service

"At Your Request" is a convenient service that 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. Disposable menus are available for family members to take home or call in a meal request. 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 Service

Mail is delivered once a day. Any mail received after the patient leaves the hospital will be forwarded to that individual's home. Postage stamps are available in the gift shop. A mailbox for sending mail is located across from the chapel by the west elevators.

Newspaper Delivery

The Washington Times is delivered with each patient's breakfast (except in the intensive care and critical care units) Monday through Friday. We also deliver the Spanish weekly newspaper, Tiempos Del Mundo.

Healing Garden

Holy Cross Hospital is committed to healing the mind, body and spirit with a calm and nurturing environment. Adjacent to the main entrance to the hospital, you will find a healing garden (dedicated to the congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross) where patients and loved ones can spend time in a beautiful, natural outdoor environment.

Pastoral 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 and is open 24 hours. Persons of all faiths are welcome to use the chapel for prayer and meditation. Catholic services are held at 11:30 a.m., Sunday through Friday, and at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

You can reach the Pastoral Care Department by calling 301-754-7390.


Prescriptions given to you as you leave Holy Cross Hospital may be filled at the pharmacy of your choice, or 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. Most prescription plans are honored. Most major credit cards are accepted.



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