June 1, 2010

Surgery center geared to older adults

By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS

Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, was known locally as an excellent "baby" hospital at a time when the community population was aging. Deciding to broaden its scope to better serve the community, leaders at Holy Cross decided to expand the hospital's expertise in gerontology, opening its Seniors Emergency Center in 2008 followed by the Seniors Ambulatory Surgery Center (SASC) in 2009.

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