December 7, 2021
Fredericksburg, VA (December 7, 2021) – Mary Washington Hospital (MWH) leaders and staff welcome Moxi,
a robotic hospital assistant, as the newest member of staff. Moxi, created
by Diligent Robotics, is a point-to-point delivery robot, meaning it can
retrieve items in one department and deliver them to another. This will
allow the nurses, certified nursing assistants and techs to remain on
the unit and spend more time with their patients.
Eileen Dohmann, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Mary
Washington Healthcare, sees potential for Moxi to positively impact the
staff. “If Moxi can take away some of those tasks that don’t
require an RN or a CNA or a tech to do, then Moxi is going to help us.”
Hospital associates were excited to meet their new team member as Dohmann
escorted Moxi throughout the hospital.
Diligent co-founder Dr. Vivian Chu was onsite for Moxi’s first tour
of the hospital. “We’re incredibly excited to work with Mary
Washington Hospital. Partnering with such an innovative hospital means
we can push out the technology of Moxi to really improve the lives of
nurses,” Chu said.
“What we have seen is that nurses, especially during the pandemic,
are working long hours and can spend an astonishing 30% of their time
fetching and gathering supplies. We are excited to see this project begin
and to watch the immediate impact Moxi will have on these teams. Nurses
and clinical care teams get pulled in so many directions and I love that
we can integrate Moxi robots into the team to help relieve some of this
stress,” added Chu.
Diligent Robotics staff will remain onsite at MWHC as they map and program
Moxi’s operating system so the robot can find its way around the
facility. Moxi will be fully functioning in early January 2022.
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient
and outpatient care through over 50 facilities and services including
Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed regional medical center, and Stafford
Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is
a nonprofit health system and has a long-standing commitment to provide
care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services
and facilities, please visit mwhc.com.
Diligent Robotics is an Austin-based A.I. company that created Moxi, a hospital robot assistant
that helps clinical staff with routine, non-patient-facing tasks so they
have more time for patient care, and hospitals save money on staff burnout
and turnover costs. Moxi has been successfully deployed in several US
hospitals and focuses on fetch and deliver tasks for frontline clinicians.
As a company founded by social robotics experts, Diligent is proud to
be at the forefront of creating robots that incorporate mobile manipulation,
social intelligence and human-guided learning capabilities. For more information, see: