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Mary Washington Healthcare Partners with Care Logistics to Improve Patient Coordination

Mary Washington Healthcare Partners with Care Logistics to Improve Patient Coordination

Fredericksburg, VA, August 25, 2020 – Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) has partnered with Care Logistics, the leader in patient progression and throughput, to further their mission to improve the health of those in the communities they serve.

Through this partnership, MWHC and Care Logistics will develop a command center operating model with proven processes and technology to empower front-line caregivers in nursing units and diagnostic areas. The model is a proven method to reduce patient holding times in the emergency department, promote timely discharges for patients, and improve overall patient flow in the hospital.

“Care Logistics has been implementing the hub-and-spoke care coordination model and purpose-built supporting technology for over a decade,” says Karl Straub, Care Logistics president. “It is an honor to work with Mary Washington Healthcare to bring a proven model of efficient, quality care to the Fredericksburg region.”

By implementing the operational command center and the Care Logistics hospital operating system, Mary Washington Healthcare expects to:

  • Resolve and eliminate barriers enabling patients to progress to their appropriate discharge target;
  • Improve coordination and communication between all patient care areas;
  • Create capacity and ability to take additional admissions for those needing care in their community; and
  • Promote high-quality patient and staff experience with smoother, more predictable operations.

“Mary Washington Healthcare has been recognized regionally and nationally for the quality of care we give our patients,” says Christopher Newman, MD, Mary Washington Healthcare's chief medical officer, and chief operating officer. “Our partnership with Care Logistics will allow us to become more efficient and proficient with operations, giving us the opportunity to provide care to those who need us in our community.”

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 providing care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, visit

Care Logistics is the leader in patient throughput and progression. Care Logistics processes and purpose-built technology drive sustainable improvements in efficiency and reliability, which result in increased revenue and higher reimbursement and the reduction of avoidable patient days while improving safety and quality. Care Logistics is a Jackson Healthcare Company. Visit