Joshua Attridge Named Medical Director of Mary Washington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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Mary Washington Healthcare along with Children’s National Medical Center welcomes Dr. Joshua Attridge as the medical director of Mary Washington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr. Attridge takes over for Dr. Billie Lou Short, Chief of Neonatology at Children’s National, who had served as interim director since the partnership between Mary Washington Hospital and Children’s National began earlier this year.

As the father of three children, I know that every birth is unique and special. The compassion and dedication of Mary Washington Hospital’s labor and delivery, NICU, and pediatrics unit confirms I’ve chosen a great place to work.

Mary Washington Healthcare along with Children’s National Medical Center welcomes Dr. Joshua Attridge as the medical director of Mary Washington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr. Attridge takes over for Dr. Billie Lou Short, Chief of Neonatology at Children’s National, who had served as interim director since the partnership between Mary Washington Hospital and Children’s National began earlier this year.

Dr. Attridge received his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and performed a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at the University of Virginia Health Center. He also taught at the University of Virginia Health System and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal and perinatal medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics.

"As the father of three children, I know that every birth is unique and special. The compassion and dedication of Mary Washington Hospital’s labor and delivery department, NICU, and pediatrics unit confirms I’ve chosen a great place to work,” says Joshua Attridge, MD. “Everyone at Mary Washington Healthcare has been so welcoming and professional. I look forward to building on this foundation with the expertise neonatal care that Children's National brings to make Mary Washington Healthcare a preeminent place for healthcare services in the region."

Since February, neonatologists from Children’s National Medical Center have been treating patients in the NICU at Mary Washington Hospital. This partnership between Mary Washington Healthcare and Children’s National Medical Center that began in with pediatric hospitalists in 2009 has been credited with bringing the highest quality of care and customer service to children and families in the region. Children’s National staff has extensive experience working in tertiary care settings and will be able to improve the coordination of care for the community’s youngest patients

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