February 25, 2021
Fredericksburg, VA (February 25, 2021) – Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) is proud to announce it administered
its 50,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today to Cenia Bonilla, a Stafford County
Public School teacher.
The staff and volunteers at the vaccine clinic, located in the John F.
Fick, III Conference Center, clapped and cheered as Ms. Bonilla made her
way through the stations to receive her final dose of the vaccine. When
she arrived in the vaccination room, Dr. Mike McDermott, MWHC CEO, administered
the dose to Ms. Bonilla.
Dr. McDermott acknowledges the significance of this occasion. “When
we started delivering vaccines just a few months ago, who could imagine
that we would deliver over 50,000 vaccine doses in such a short period
of time? I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for our team here at
Mary Washington Healthcare who have made it possible for us to vaccinate
our community and the way that we're doing it,” he added.
Ms. Bonilla was proud to be the honorary patient and take part in this
momentous milestone for the health system. She said it is important for
everyone to do their part. Though the vaccine is an important step in
turning the tide on the pandemic, Ms. Bonilla wants everyone to remain
vigilant. "I just want to say, ‘Please wear a mask. Do it for
your own safety, for the safety of your family, your co-workers, teachers,
Mary Washington Healthcare, in partnership with the Rappahannock Area Health
District, is committed to giving vaccines to every person in our community
who wants it as the vaccine delivery continues. To date, MWHC has fully
vaccinated (receiving both first and second doses) 15,000 people in the
To receive the vaccine, an individual should register with the Virginia
Department of Health vaccine at
https://vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877.829.4682 to speak to someone directly. If you have previously
registered with the Rappahannock Area Health District, your information
automatically transferred to the state registry.
About Mary Washington Healthcare
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 471-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, visit www.mwhc.com.