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Mary Washington Healthcare Prepares for Graduate Medical Education Program

Mary Washington Healthcare Prepares for Graduate Medical Education Program

Fredericksburg, VA, January 24, 2022 – Mary Washington Healthcare welcomes Dr. Stephanie Goldberg to lead the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program at Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) as Vice-President and Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) of the GME.

The GME program will allow medical interns and residents to begin their training at Mary Washington Hospital following their graduation from an accredited medical school. The GME will add significant value to MWHC and the community it serves. It can enhance the delivery and quality of care for hospital patients. It can also provide a pipeline of future physicians as the region continues to grow and patient acuity and healthcare needs become more complex.

Dr. Goldberg brings vast clinical and academia experience as a surgeon and a faculty member at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical School. She has been a practicing general and trauma surgeon with Mary Washington General Surgery since September 2020. With over a decade in undergraduate, graduate and fellowship academic training, she sees this as a natural transition and a rare opportunity.

“To take an institution involved in healthcare education from the ground up is exciting. To do so with an organization like MWHC is extraordinary,” Dr. Goldberg said. “Having the commitment of the institution and a strong leadership team is key to success of the program. MHWC offers both and much more,” she continues. “MWHC is a gem as one of the few remaining independent, not-for-profit health systems in Virginia. It is strategically located in a large, growing region between Richmond and Washington, DC, on the I-95 corridor.”

Dr. Christopher Newman, MWHC Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, is excited for what the GME means to MWHC. “With bringing GME to MWHC, we are in a unique position to grow our medical staff from the inside,” he said. “Having a physician with Dr. Goldberg’s clinical skills, academic credentials and experience lead this effort will ensure the program is a great success,” he added.

MWHC is planning for its first sponsored residency program to begin no later than July 1, 2023. The first class will represent both family medicine and internal medicine residents. Long-term goal for the program is to have over 150 residents in five years and eventually expanding the program to other specialties.

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.