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Local Front Line Healthcare Hero Featured on The Rachael Ray Show

Local Front Line Healthcare Hero Featured on The Rachael Ray Show

Fredericksburg, VA, December 16, 2020 – Mary Washington Hospital ICU nurse Stacy Mason, BSN, RN, appeared on The Rachael Ray Show on Tuesday, December 15, to share with national viewers how she and her colleagues on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic are supporting one another in these unprecedented times.

Mrs. Mason established the Team Cupboard at Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) - a “give what you can, take what you need” pantry for frontline workers within the health system who don’t always have time to shop for food and household essentials. The Team Cupboard is sustained by donations from MWHC Associates as well as members of the Fredericksburg community and beyond. Upon appearing on the show, Ms. Ray surprised Mrs. Mason and the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation with a donation courtesy of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day of $10,000 and 1,000 bottles of product, including hand soap, dish soap, multi-surface cleaner, and hand lotion.

“This means so much to me and my fellow front-line workers in the health system,” said Mrs. Mason. “I am incredibly grateful to Rachael and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day for sharing this story and supporting us when we need it most.”

Xavier Richardson, President of the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation, added, “It is deeply humbling for the sacrifice of our dedicated healthcare professionals here in Fredericksburg to be recognized on a national level. Our Associates and their families will benefit from these gifts many times over.”

Since being featured as a hometown hero by the Fredericksburg, VA-based Free Lance-Star newspaper in August 2020, Mrs. Mason’s work with the Team Cupboard has received global attention.

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