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Mary Washington Hospital NICU Benefits from Local Fundraising

Mary Washington Hospital NICU Benefits from Local Fundraising

Pictured on the left are Stacie and Jacob Pogue with their twins Oliver and Everett. Pictured on the right are Xavier Richardson, Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, MWHC, President, MWH & SH Foundations; Kasia Wardynski, Director of Development, MWH & SH Foundations; Nancy Young, Nurse Manager, MWH NICU; and Linda Koch, Director of Women Services, MWH Women’s and Children’s Care Center.

Fredericksburg, VA (March 20, 2023) – Mary Washington Hospital Foundation is honored to receive funds from The Pogue Agency’s 2021-2022 Tiny Hearts Challenge for Mary Washington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The Mary Washington Hospital NICU is the region’s most experienced Level III facility and has provided world-class care to mothers and their babies for 30 years. Through the highly trained, specialized staff and 24/7 coverage by Children’s National Hospital neonatologists, the Mary Washington Hospital NICU is prepared to care for premature infants as small as one pound and born as young as 23 weeks, the delivery of multiples, and babies who need extra help as they begin their life outside their mother’s womb. Children’s National Hospital is ranked number one in neonatology for the sixth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.

“We are filled with gratitude knowing that Mary Washington Hospital’s NICU is the beneficiary of The Pogue Agency’s fundraising campaign,” said Xavier Richardson, President of the Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital Foundations. “We applaud Jacob, Stacie, and the Agency’s hard work, dedication, and commitment that continues to support charitable organizations such as ours.”

“I feel fortunate to be able to give back and honor the families that have newborns in the NICU just as we did in March 2018. Symmetry Financial Group values the importance of giving back and I am thrilled that so many teammates contributed to a cause very near to my heart,” said Jacob Pogue, Managing Partner and Advisory Board Member with The Pogue Agency, an affiliate of Symmetry Financial Group. “I am excited for the financial impact and difference our agents can have on the NICU services at Mary Washington Hospital and the families it serves.”

Funds donated to the Mary Washington Hospital NICU will ensure that it continues to be a leader in providing the highest quality of care.


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

About The Pogue Agency:

The Pogue Agency Established in 2013, the Pogue Agency provides life insurance solutions to families across the nation. The Pogue Agency is an affiliate of Symmetry Financial Group which has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Fastest-Growing Company for the last five consecutive years and was recognized for a Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur Magazine for two years in a row. The Pogue Agency is headquartered in Northern Virginia and has agents and agency owners across the United States. For more information, visit