Silver Spring-based Holy Cross Health received a $250,000 donation from the Nora Roberts Foundation to support the renovation and expansion of maternity and perinatal health services at Holy Cross Hospital, the largest birthing hospital in Maryland.
The gift was announced Sept. 29 at the Holy Cross Health Foundation’s Women’s Health Ball.
Roberts, a New York Times bestselling author and Silver Spring native, created the Nora Roberts Foundation in 2001 to promote and encourage literacy, children and the arts.
The gift was its second major commitment to Holy Cross Health over the past several years. An initial commitment of $250,000 supported the building of Holy Cross Germantown Hospital in 2014 and the Holy Cross Hospital South Building in 2015. The Nora Roberts Foundation’s latest commitment will support renovation projects to expand Holy Cross Hospital’s maternity triage area for women in labor, update cesarean section operating rooms and invest in technology for the Perinatal Diagnostic Center, supporting Holy Cross’ continued innovation in care.
Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital delivered and cared for more than 10,700 newborns last fiscal year, the most of any health system in the state of Maryland. Additionally, Holy Cross Health provides obstetrical services to almost 1,100 low-income women each year who would otherwise lack access to high-quality pre- and post-natal care.