‘Prudent, not opulent’ sets the tone for this Catholic hospital

This Building Team stuck with a project for seven years to get a new hospital built for a faithful client.

Holy Cross Health, a Catholic healthcare system in Maryland, opened its new 237,000-sf hospital in Germantown last October 1, thanks to a Building Team—led by SmithGroup (architect), CBRE Healthcare (PM), and Whiting-Turner (GC/CM)—that simply wouldn’t give up, despite the obstacles it faced.

The 93-bed Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is the first new hospital to be built in Maryland in 25 years, the first new hospital in Montgomery County in 35 years, and the first in the U.S. to be built on a community college campus. Yet it was threatened from the very beginning.

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