September 5, 2018
Fredericksburg, VA - Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) has expanded its
services with the opening of a new observation unit on the Mary Washington
Hospital (MWH) campus.
Observation medicine is one of the newest and most rapidly growing subspecialties
in emergency medicine. This specialized area of medicine focuses on treatment
options between traditional inpatient hospital admission and discharge
from the emergency department. Patients in the observation unit receive
essential treatment while undergoing tests to determine if they can rest
at home and be treated by a primary care physician or a specialist or
if hospital admission is necessary.
“It’s an honor to better serve our patients with the enhanced
services offered in the new observation unit. Patients who visit the observation
unit will receive safe, quality care from skilled, compassionate professionals
in a state-of-the-art facility. I’m deeply appreciative of the hard
work invested by our team and our leadership to meet the healthcare needs
of our growing community,” said Eliese Bernard, Vice President and
Administrator, Mary Washington Hospital.
The MWH observation unit opened in August 2018 and features 27 patient
rooms. More information about the
observation unit and observation medicine is available online at MWHC.com.
Mary Washington Healthcare
is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient
and outpatient care through more than 40 facilities and services including
Mary Washington Hospital, a 451-bed regional medical center, and Stafford
Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is
a not-for-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide
care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, please visit www.mwhc.com.