August 20, 2020
Fredericksburg, VA, August 20, 2020 - Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) recently held a virtual ribbon cutting
for the expansion of its behavioral health acute care facility, Snowden
at Fredericksburg. Snowden at Fredericksburg is a private, dedicated facility
on the campus of Mary Washington Hospital, offering a full spectrum of
inpatient, outpatient, community, and emergency care.
“I am proud of MWHC’s commitment to providing resources that
allow community members to access behavioral health and medical care services
right here in their own backyard. This is crucial for both patients and
families in these unprecedented times,” said Charles Scercy, Director,
Snowden at Fredericksburg.
Snowden at Fredericksburg provides mental health inpatient services for
adults and adolescents age 13 and up, an adult intensive outpatient treatment
program for substance abuse, and adult outpatient programs for both mental
health and substance abuse. Highly trained, experienced specialists including
psychiatrists and physicians, clinical social workers and licensed professional
counselors, registered nurses, and expressive therapists, provide services
with the utmost confidentiality and discretion in a safe and caring environment.
Watch the virtual ribbon cutting and informational video:
“Behavioral health is always a priority, and it’s been a desperate
need in this community,” said Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor, City
of Fredericksburg, Virginia. “We are fortunate to have MWHC in our
community, and, once again, its Board of Trustees and leadership has stepped
up to meet the healthcare needs of our citizens and those of the entire
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 19.1% of U.S. adults
experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). Each year, approximately
one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness, and one in 25 U.S.
adults experience serious mental illness.
About Mary Washington Healthcare
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system
that provides inpatient and outpatient care through more than 50 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 mwhc.com.