A Montgomery County Council proclamation on Tuesday will honor the Silver Spring hospital.
Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring marked its 50th anniversary on Jan. 10--a milestone that the Montgomery County Council will celebrate with a special proclamation Tuesday. The hospital has shared a collection of anniversary stories on its website, such as the first emergency surgery patient and a maternity patient who became an employee. On April 18, 2012, the hospital celebrated 100,000 births since 2000. TELL US: What are some of your memories at Holy Cross Hospital?
Takoma Park resident served in the Army for two decades.
Joseph Wancheck, of Takoma Park died at age 91 on Nov. 9th at Holy Cross Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Wancheck was a retired Army chief warrant officer for two decades, and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Chapin Wancheck, a son, a stepson, two sisters, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Wancheck served in Europe and was part of the attack on the bridge at Remagen, Germany, and was in the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, according to an obituary in the Washington Post. Wancheck, born in Martin, PA, moved to the DC area after his time in the Army, and working at Vitro in Silver Spring, ultimately becoming the head of shipping and receiving.