Holy Cross Grand Opening of South Building 11 2015
Holy Cross Health Celebrates Grand Opening of Holy Cross Hospital's South Building
Silver Spring, Maryland
| November 3, 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland, November 3, 2015 - Holy Cross Health and CBRE Healthcare are proud to announce the grand opening of Holy Cross Hospital’s South Building on the newly named Kevin J. Sexton campus of Holy Cross Health.
This historic expansion of Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland marks the completion of a seven-year plan to meet the needs of the surrounding communities.
The grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony were held on October 15, 2015. In attendance were members of the Holy Cross Health and Holy Cross Health Foundation Board of Directors, Sisters of the Holy Cross, physicians and members of the Medical Executive Committees, staff, elected and government officials, and community and Catholic health care leaders. The historic expansion was made possible by generous donors who also were in attendance and have contributed more than $15 million toward the organization’s $25 million capital campaign goal.
“Being a part of the grand opening events was a surreal moment for me,” stated David Stokes, Director of Project Management for CBRE Healthcare. “This day has been seven (7) years in the making and it’s exciting to finally see everything come together for Holy Cross Health and its communities. I cannot wait to see how this expansion project will transform and improve healthcare access in Maryland for years to come.”
CBRE Healthcare has been the Owners Representatives for Holy Cross Health since 2007, taking both the Holy Cross Hospital’s South Building and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital through Certificate of Need approvals to opening and patient moves.
“We are honored that Holy Cross Health has trusted CBRE Healthcare to oversee two of the most monumental projects in their system history,” stated Steve Higgs, Senior Managing Director of CBRE Healthcare.
The new seven-story patient care building expansion represents the hospital’s largest expansion project in more than 50 years. The new 232,000 square foot building houses 150 private patient rooms in critical care, intermediate care and medical-surgical units. The new building ensures that all patient rooms throughout Holy Cross Hospital will be private; this is an important element that is known to increase and transform the patient experience.
Judith Rogers, R.N., Ph.D., president of Holy Cross Hospital said, “The building itself is spectacular. And now we can use private rooms to care for our patients, respecting their privacy and optimizing their safety and outcomes and permitting the staff to work in an environment that makes them as successful as they can be.”
Holy Cross Health will become the first health system in the region to provide private patient rooms throughout both Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital (opened October 2014).
As part of the expansion, an additional 42,000 square feet of the main hospital building’s critical care and surgery areas have been expanded and renovated, and 300 new parking spaces were created.
In recent years, Holy Cross has invested more than $450 million in the expansion of health care facilities. In addition to Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, which celebrated its one-year anniversary this month, and the establishment of four health centers for the underserved, 85 percent of the patient care areas at Holy Cross Hospital are new or renovated since 1998, when Kevin J. Sexton joined the organization as President and CEO of Holy Cross Health.
In recognition of his role in the transformation of Holy Cross Health, the Board of Directors named the campus on which Holy Cross Hospital and other services are located the Kevin J. Sexton Campus of Holy Cross Health.
“I am honored to be associated with Holy Cross Health in this public way. Holy Cross Health’s system of care reaches more people than ever through two hospitals, multiple community health centers, ob/gyn clinics, primary care sites, and outreach programs," said Kevin Sexton, President & CEO of Holy Cross Health.
Other key features of Holy Cross Hospital’s new South Building include;
- Curved building design that follows the beltway incorporates special “curtain wall” design into the structure to assure a quiet and peaceful environment to enhance patient recovery.
- Beautifully designed concourse connecting the new south building to the rest of the hospital
- Continuing the Holy Cross Health commitment to be at the forefront of quality care for seniors by creating a designated space for older adults in the renovated surgery department
- “Green” design that meets all the latest standards for sustainability, working toward obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold certification.
The official opening of the south building will take place on November 1, 2015.
To view more images of the Holy Cross Hospital South Building, courtesy of Holy Cross Hospital click here.
- Owner : Holy Cross Health, Inc.
- Project Manager : CBRE Healthcare
- Architects : SmithGroupJJR
- Construction Managers : The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
- Civil Engineer : Soltesz
- Commissioning : Sebesta
- Mechanical Electrical Plumbing : Leach Wallace Associates
- Medical Equipment : KJWW Engineering Consultants
- Structural Engineer : McMullan & Associates, Inc.
- Technology : Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
- Inspector : Eastern Testing and Inspection Corporation, CTI Consultants
About Holy Cross Health
Holy Cross Health, founded in 1963 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, is a comprehensive Catholic health care delivery system that includes two hospitals and a network of community health centers in Montgomery County, Maryland. Holy Cross Hospital, the largest hospital in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, is located on the Kevin J. Sexton Campus of Holy Cross Health in Silver Spring. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is the first hospital in the nation located on the campus of a community college. Holy Cross Health Network provides primary care at health centers located in Silver Spring, Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg, and Germantown and community education throughout Montgomery County. For more information visit www.holycrosshealth.org.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.