May 14, 2019
Fredericksburg, VA (May 14, 2019) – On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Mary Washington Hospital School of Radiologic
Technology graduated five students after a rigorous 21-month program.
Special recognition was earned by graduating student Nichole Smith, winner
of the Academic Excellence Award, the Outstanding Clinical Performer Award,
and the Marcia Blair Patient Care and Compassion Award.
Brittney Barcus, Quality Education Coordinator at Mary Washington Hospital
Radiology, received the Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award and the
JRCERT Outstanding Performance as a Clinical Instructor in the Radiologic
William Rice, Diagnostic Technologist at Stafford Hospital Radiology, received
the Marcia Blair Patient Care and Compassion Award.
In 1988, the Fredericksburg region demonstrated high demand for Radiologic
Technologists. Mary Washington Hospital’s Executive Committee made
the decision to sponsor a Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic
Technology (JRCERT) accredited educational program. The decision to begin
the program was also supported by Radiology Associates of Fredericksburg
(RAF) with radiologist Donald Kenneweg, MD serving the first Medical Director
for the school.
The Radiologic Technologist program at Mary Washington Hospital accepted
its first class in August of 1991; the first class of seven students graduated
in 1993. The program has successfully graduated over 175 radiographers
with an overall 93% first time American Registry of Radiologic Technologist
(ARRT) pass rate. Furthermore, the program has 97% job placement rate
since its 1991 inception. The first classes were held across from the
Mary Washington Hospital building at 2301 Fall Hill Ave in Fredericksburg,
VA. As the school grew and more space became available, the school relocated
to the General Washington Building at 2217 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg.
In 2006, the program moved to its current home on Fall Hill Avenue, where
it continues to strive for excellence in the imaging sciences. The program
maintains support from Radiology Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) and
its current Medical Director, radiologist Dr. Thomas Medsker, MD. For
more information about the school and the next application period, visit
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient
and outpatient care through over 50 facilities 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,