Holy Cross Hospital is seeking permission to continue building its planned $202 million hospital in Germantown even though regulatory approval of the project was overturned on appeal. The hospital contends that further delays could cost up to $1 million a month.
On Feb. 21, Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Michel Pierson ordered the Maryland Health Care Commission to reconsider its January 2011 decision allowing Holy Cross to build in Germantown. Since then, Holy Cross has continued site-preparation work on the Montgomery College campus in Germantown. In a filing with the commission, Holy Cross’ lawyers say the work has been done at the hospital’s own financial risk.