MediCorp changes its name to Mary Washington Healthcare
- January 21, 2010
MediCorp Health System, the largest health-care organization in the Fredericksburg area, has changed its name to Mary Washington Healthcare.
The health system is the parent company for more than 30 facilities and services, including two hospitals, Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg and Stafford Hospital in Stafford County. The name of the year-old Stafford facility has been shortened from Stafford Hospital Center.
The changes are the result of a 2008 market research study, which found the MediCorp name does not have a strong identity in the region. In fact, most people referred to the organization as Mary Washington.
Fredericksburg is home to the University of Mary Washington as well as Mary Washington Hospital.