New Holy Cross Hospital 7-Story Patient Tower Brings Expansion Plan to a Close

Holy Cross Health of Silver Spring, Maryland, is celebrating the expansion of Holy Cross Hospital and the completion of a seven-year plan to meet the needs of its communities. The new seven-story patient care building represents the hospital’s largest expansion in more than 50 years, adding 232,000 square feet and bringing the latest technology, privacy and comfort to all patients. The project team included architect SmithGroupJJR, contractor Whiting-Turner and project manager CBRE.

As part of the expansion, an additional 42,000 square feet of the main hospital building’s critical care and surgery areas has been expanded or renovated, and 300 new parking spaces were created. With the addition of 150 private patient rooms in critical care, intermediate care and medical-surgical units, the hospital joins Holy Cross Germantown Hospital as the only area hospitals to offer private rooms to all patients. The facility features a designated space for older adults in the renovated surgery department.

The curved building design that follows the beltway incorporates a curtainwall design into the structure to assure a quiet and peaceful environment to enhance patient recovery. A beautifully designed concourse connects the new south building to the rest of the hospital. The facility is targeting LEED Gold certification.

In recent years, Holy Cross has invested more than $450 million in the expansion of healthcare facilities.

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Posted November 12, 2015

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