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Children’s National Medical Center Expands Services At Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals

February 06, 2012

Fredericksburg, VA—Physicians and Nurse Practitioners of Children’s National Medical Center have begun seeing and treating patients in the NICU at Mary Washington Hospital and in the newborn nurseries at Stafford and Mary Washington Hospitals. These services began on February 1.

Under a new agreement, highly trained Children’s National physicians provide 24-hour coverage, consultations, assessments, and care to newborn babies in Mary Washington’s NICU and at Stafford Hospital’s Level II Nursery. In addition, Children’s National physicians at Stafford Hospital will be on site to make appropriate consultations on pediatric patients coming through Stafford Hospital’s Emergency Department.

This arrangement expands upon the services that were previously offered at Mary Washington Hospital. Since 2010, Children’s National has provided pediatric hospitalist services at Mary Washington Hospital, under the leadership of Francisco Alvarez, MD, to ensure a high level of care for patients who are hospitalized. Expanding this partnership will enhance collaboration for pediatric medical services in the Fredericksburg area.

Contact: Emily Dammeyer, Public Relations: 202-476-4500

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is #1 for babies and ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

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