More babies are born at Holy Cross Hospital than any other hospital in Maryland or the District of Columbia. We have provided prenatal, obstetric and gynecologic care to women regardless of their ability to pay for those services since 1963.
Today Holy Cross Hospital remains Montgomery County's leading provider of prenatal, obstetric and gynecologic services for uninsured women.
In 1999, our commitment to obstetric and gynecologic care grew dramatically through the expansion of the Maternity Partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. To accommodate the growing need for prenatal, obstetric and gynecologic services and to provide a single standard of care for all women, Holy Cross Hospital built a new onsite OB/GYN Clinic, 68 private maternity suites, and nine new labor and delivery rooms for a total of 24 rooms.
Patients served by the Maternity Partnership lack the ability to obtain health insurance. If not for the OB/GYN Clinic, many women might not receive the appropriate care needed to ensure a healthy mother and child.
Women enter the OB/GYN Clinic for prenatal care at any point during pregnancy, though most have nine visits leading up to their delivery. Many patients are not native English speakers, therefore staff members are bilingual to provide culturally competent quality care. Holy Cross Hospital also offers an extensive perinatal education program that includes classes in Spanish, as well as home care follow-up programs for uninsured women.