Holy Cross Hospital Named Among America’s 100 Best Hospitals in the Country

by MCS Staff

Holy Cross Hospital (1500 Forest Glen RdSilver Spring, MD 20910) is  recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award. This places Holy Cross Hospital among the top two percent of all hospitals for clinical care and patient outcomes across treatment of the most common conditions and procedures. This is the 2nd consecutive year Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring) is among America’s 100 Best Hospitals, one of only six hospitals in Maryland among America’s 100 Best Hospitals, and the only recipient in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Per the press release: “The past two years have been the most challenging of my 38 years in Medicine,” said Ann Burke, MD, vice president of medical affairs at Holy Cross Hospital, part of Holy Cross Health. “COVID-19 has stressed every aspect of medical care and put unusual pressure on efforts to achieve excellence. To attain the Top 100 Hospital designation over these challenging two years is a testament to the unrelenting quest for quality in our colleagues and physicians. As the only hospital in the U.S. in 2021 to achieve the Top 100 Hospital Designation plus all Three Excellence Awards for Women’s Services further solidifies our position at the most trusted provider for women. Our participation and leadership of State and Regional Collaboratives supports excellent care for sepsis, diabetes, heart failure and pneumonia.”

Since 2015, Holy Cross Hospital’s Joint and Spine Unit has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Joint Commission. In 2021, Holy Cross Hospital acquired the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System – the latest in robotic surgery technology, advancing our commitment to minimally invasive surgical approaches. 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.

“We are proud to recognize Holy Cross Hospital one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2022,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, and head of data science at Healthgrades. “As an America’s 100 Best hospital, Holy Cross Hospital’s clinical performance and patient outcomes outpaced nearly all other hospitals in the country. We believe these distinguished hospitals are leading the industry and setting the standard for providing safe and quality care.”

Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals – with data insights not available anywhere else. To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.

America’s 100 Best Hospitals award recipients are making an impact. 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. 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 Hospital holds Stroke Gold Plus status, Centers of Excellence in Bariatric and Gynecologic Surgery and Certification as a Breast Center of Excellence.

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at Holy Cross Hospital’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Silver Spring today. Consumers can also visit Healthgrades.comfor more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.


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