Neurosciences


Holy Cross Health’s Neuroscience Program Offers Advanced Brain & Spine Care

If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, a brain or spinal tumor, or another complex neurologic condition, Holy Cross Health’s Neuroscience Program offers comprehensive expertise and support. Our goal is to help you achieve the best quality of life.

Our patients have access to specialized services, along with cutting-edge innovations for spine and brain health. Our neuroscience program is staffed by expert neurologists, neurosurgeons, epileptologists, orthopedic spine surgeons and physiatrists. We deliver world-class care within a convenient hospital setting in Silver Spring and Germantown. 

At the heart of our neuroscience program is a holistic approach to patient care. You can expect advanced technology and expertise in diagnosis, pain management, treatment, and rehabilitation. We also offer services that can make a difference in how you feel emotionally and how quickly you recover.

Holy Cross Health offers:

  • Extensive capabilities of the latest neuroradiology imaging technologies for precise diagnoses
  • Highly specialized monitoring and treatment in the Neuro Critical Care Unit staffed by a team of neuro-trained nurses and intensivists
  • Advanced pain management specialists who provide relief from acute or chronic pain
  • Rehabilitation specialists who provide a jump-start on recovery by evaluating your functional abilities within hours of admission to the hospital

Our inpatient and outpatient hospital services represent our strong commitment to providing you with everything you may need for your best possible recovery.

Accreditations & Distinctions

At Holy Cross Health, our team of experts apply the latest technology to provide brain and spine care that is on par with an academic medical center. Our high-quality, patient-centered care has received prestigious awards and special designations, recognizing excellence:

  • US News and World Report ranked Holy Cross Hospital as one of the best hospitals in the Washington D.C. area in 2023 and recognized its high performance in neurology and neurosurgery.
  • We received Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for two years in a row. This places Holy Cross among the top two percent of all hospitals for clinical care and patient outcomes across treatment of the most common conditions and procedures. Holy Cross is one of only five hospitals in Maryland to be recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, and the only recipient in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Spine

  • Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring received the Spine Surgery Certification from the Joint Commission, highlighting our commitment to safety and efficiency.
  • Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring has been designated a Blue Distinction Center+ from Blue Cross Blue Shield for safe and effective care and cost efficiency.

Stroke

  • Both Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital are designated as Primary Stroke Centers by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems (MIEMSS).
  • Holy Cross Hospital is designated as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
  • Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring has received the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite designation, recognizing its commitment and achievement in quality improvement across designated areas.
  • Holy Cross Germantown Hospital also is recognized by the American Heart Association with the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll for our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care.

Epilepsy

  • Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring is a comprehensive Epilepsy Center with a monitoring unit for best-level care.
  • Treatments include cutting-edge procedures such as laser ablation, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation.

Movement Disorders

  • Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring was the first hospital in Maryland to implement the St. Jude Medical Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation System designed to precisely customize therapy to help maximize patient outcomes and minimize side effects.

Neuroradiology

  • Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring offers state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques to diagnose stroke, tumors, and other disorders.