About Holy Cross Health

Holy Cross Health: Moving Life Ahead

Holy Cross Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system that serves more than 160,000 individuals each year from Maryland's two largest counties — Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Our community is vibrant, active and diverse, where life is always moving. Holy Cross Health is continuously advancing, too, as a forward-thinking health system committed to helping our community members address their individual needs and goals to achieve a better quality of life. From hospitals and primary care sites to specialty care and wellness programs, Holy Cross Health is accessible throughout the region to meet individuals on their path to good health.

Impacting the Health of Our Community

Holy Cross Health has been a steward of our diverse community's health for more than 55 years, earning the trust of area residents. Our team of more than 3,000 employees, 2,069 community-based physicians, and 167 volunteers works proactively each day to meet the needs of every individual we touch. And our mission and values mean that we uphold this commitment for every person, without regard for the ability to pay. During the last five fiscal years, Holy Cross Health has provided more than $287 million in community benefit, including more than $174 million in financial assistance.

Clinical and Organizational Leadership

Holy Cross Health earns numerous national awards, clinical designations and accreditations across a wide range of specialties for providing innovative, high-quality health care services. Holy Cross Health is a regional leader in gynecologic surgery, performing more gynecologic and gynecologic oncology surgeries than any other hospital or health system in Maryland. Holy Cross Hospital is one of the largest single-site hospital providers of obstetric services in the Mid-Atlantic region, delivering more babies than any other hospital in Maryland. Holy Cross Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for more critically ill newborns than any other hospital in Maryland, and the hospital's Emergency Center is one of the 10 largest emergency care providers in the state.

Holy Cross Health is the only health care provider in Maryland to receive the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence every year since 1999. With a commitment to education, Holy Cross Health has numerous academic partnerships and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is the first hospital in the nation located on a community college campus to advance educational training and development. 

Innovating to Improve Health

Holy Cross Health is constantly seeking innovative ways to improve health, including investing in technologies that allow people to heal and return to their lives.

Holy Cross Health is the only health care system in the region to provide all private patient rooms at Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, for improved comfort, safety, and privacy of patients and their families. 

An innovator in minimally invasive surgery, Holy Cross Hospital was first in Montgomery County to offer robotic surgery with the da Vinci® surgical system in 2008 and in 2017, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital was the first community hospital in Montgomery County to acquire the latest, most advanced da Vinci Xi robotic surgical technology.

Holy Cross Health is a leader in caring for vulnerable populations, establishing the nation’s first and region's only Seniors Emergency Center at Holy Cross Hospital, which is now a national model. Holy Cross Health is also the only health system in Montgomery County to operate its own health centers to provide affordably priced health care to those in financial need, which now provide more than 57,000 patient visits each year.

Holy Cross Hospital has long been a leader in cardiac rhythm management as the first community hospital in Maryland to treat a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), implant a biventricular pacemaker outside a research setting, and offer the world's smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia.

The Right Care in More Places

Each day, Holy Cross Health colleagues work hard to move people's lives forward, by providing a continuum of quality care that touches individuals in many ways — from prevention to primary care, to chronic disease management, to inpatient care, to care at home and support groups, making the right level of care more accessible and more coordinated. The Holy Cross Health system includes:

  • Holy Cross Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Maryland and home to the nation’s first and region’s only Seniors Emergency Center.
  • Holy Cross Germantown Hospitalthe first hospital in the nation to be located on a community college campus and enhanced by an educational partnership, offering high-quality medical, surgical, obstetric, emergency and behavioral health services to the fastest-growing region in the county.
  • Holy Cross Health Network, which operates Holy Cross Health Centers in Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg, Germantown and Silver Spring; provides primary care at Holy Cross Health Partners at Asbury Methodist Village and in Kensington; offers a wide range of innovative health and wellness programs; and leads partner relationships.
  • Holy Cross Health Foundation is a not-for-profit organization devoted to raising philanthropic funds to support the mission of Holy Cross Health and to improve the health of the community.

Holy Cross Health is a member of Trinity Health of Livonia, Mich., one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the country, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Holy Cross Health also is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Maryland Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association. 

By the Numbers*

  • 501 licensed hospital beds and neonatal bassinets
  • 3,885 employees
  • 2,069 physicians
  • 167 volunteers
  • 165,043 patient visits (excludes healthy newborns)
  • 33,267 inpatient discharges (excludes healthy newborns)
  • 131,776 outpatient visits 
  • 77,448 emergency center visits
  • 10,365 births
  • 10,958 surgeries
  • 57,727 health center and primary care visits
  • $57 million net community benefit
  • 214,496 community benefit encounters
  • $655 million in revenue


*Fiscal 2021 numbers