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.
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, Ray surprised 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 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.”