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Multicultural and Interpretation Services

At Holy Cross Hospital, no person shall on the grounds of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical and mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in the provision of any care, services or admission.

To best serve our diverse patients and their families, Holy Cross Hospital is dedicated to providing interpretation services and to increasing cultural awareness and sensitivity among health care staff.

In recognition of the diversity of the community it serves, Holy Cross Hospital employs a manager of multicultural services whose job is dedicated to interpretation services and cultural awareness and sensitivity within the hospital.

The hospital utilizes a telephonic interpretation system to connect with specially trained medical interpreters in 200 languages. Additionally, an employed Spanish language interpreter and approximately 200 employee volunteers, who represent 65 foreign languages, provide interpretation services on behalf of patients, family members, physicians and other staff. Sign Language interpretation also is available.  To complement our various modalities for interpretation, Holy Cross Hospital staff also has access to numerous resources that enhance communication and promote interaction among patients and their health care providers. 

For more information, please call our Interpreter and Multicultural services office at 301-754-7084.

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