Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) recently held a virtual ribbon cutting for the expansion of its behavioral health acute care facility, Snowden at Fredericksburg. Snowden at Fredericksburg is a private, dedicated facility on the campus of Mary Washington Hospital, offering a full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, community, and emergency care.

“I am proud of MWHC’s commitment to providing resources that allow community members to access behavioral health and medical care services right here in their own backyard. This is crucial for both patients and families in these unprecedented times,” said Charles Scercy, Director, Snowden at Fredericksburg.

Snowden at Fredericksburg provides mental health inpatient services for adults and adolescents age 13 and up, an adult intensive outpatient treatment program for substance abuse, and adult outpatient programs for both mental health and substance abuse. Highly trained, experienced specialists including psychiatrists and physicians, clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors, registered nurses, and expressive therapists, provide services with the utmost confidentiality and discretion in a safe and caring environment. The virtual ribbon cutting and informational video can be found on MWHC’s You Tube channel. 

“Behavioral health is always a priority, and it’s been a desperate need in this community,” said Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor, City of Fredericksburg, Virginia. “We are fortunate to have MWHC in our community, and, once again, its Board of Trustees and leadership has stepped up to meet the healthcare needs of our citizens and those of the entire Fredericksburg region.”

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). Each year, approximately one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness, and one in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness.