May 29th, 2007
Alexandria, VA— Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is pleased to announce that Patricia Mook, RN, MSN, has been named chief nurse executive.
Mook, a resident of Loudoun County, has nearly 30 years of nursing experience and most recently was a clinical nursing supervisor with Inova Loudoun Hospital. Mook has served as an administrative nursing supervisor at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, VA. She also held positions as a critical care and burn intensive care nurse.
Mook has served as an administrative nursing supervisor at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, VA. She also held positions as a critical care and burn intensive care nurse. As a clinical nursing supervisor at the then Loudoun Hospital, Mook was responsible for implementing a process to reduce wait times in the emergency department and streamlining patient scheduling for diagnostic tests and procedures throughout the hospital.
In addition, Mook is chapter secretary for the American Case Management Association, a member of the American Nurses Association, the Virginia Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
“Patricia’s qualifications and knowledge of nursing administration adds so much to our chief nursing executive position,” said Barbara Doyle, senior vice president, Inova Health System; CEO Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. “We believe her leadership will be a guiding force for our nurses and help them continue to deliver exceptional care to our patients.”
Mook holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Vermont and a Master’s in Nursing Administration from George Mason University.
May 18th, 2007
Falls Church, VA— Inova Alexandria and Inova Fairfax hospitals will welcome the Honorable Richard Saslaw, Virginia State Senator, and his colleagues from the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates on Wednesday, May 23 for the presentation of a state resolution recognizing the hospitals’ status as Primary Stoke Centers. During this year’s legislative session, the Virginia General Assembly commended both hospitals for achieving this certification and for their “dedication to improving treatment for stroke patients in the Commonwealth.”
Presentation of State Joint Resolution
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
Presentation will be held outside near Emergency Department
The Honorable Richard Saslaw, Virginia State Senator
Ken Kozloff, Senior Vice President, Inova Health System, CEO, Inova Alexandria Hospital
Doug Cropper, Executive Vice President, Inova Health System, CEO, Inova Fairfax Hospital
John Cochran, MD, Neurologist, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Lewis Eberly, MD, Neurologist, Inova Alexandria Hospital
Inova Alexandria and Inova Fairfax hospitals are the only two hospitals in Northern Virginia to earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations for Primary Stroke Centers. Certification signifies that the services provided by the Center have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes and serves as a signal to the community that the quality care provided is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.
In 2003, Inova Alexandria Hospital became the first in the Washington, D.C. area to open a dedicated stroke unit. In February of this year, Inova Fairfax Hospital opened its own dedicated stroke unit. These units are staffed with a team of physicians and rapid response nurses who are specially trained to recognize and diagnose the early signs of stroke and to begin immediate and effective treatment.
According to the American Heart Association, about 700,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Stroke kills more than 157,000 people a year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In Virginia, stroke causes about 3,000 deaths each year.
As part of its stroke program, Inova has partnered with the American Stroke Association to take part in Operation Stroke, a program designed to increase awareness about stoke, its warning signs and risk factors, and to improve patient outcomes.
For additional information about stoke and the warning signs, click here.
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency and urgent care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.
May 17th, 2007
Area Emergency Medical Services Rescue Teams Will Be Honored During National EMS Week
Alexandria, VA—Inova Alexandria Hospital will be serving a special breakfast Tuesday,
May 22, to honor area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who dedicate their
lives to caring for the community.
“EMS workers are an extension of any hospital emergency department,” said Martin Brown, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Inova Alexandria Hospital. “What these men and women do at the scene of an emergency directly affects our ability to successfully treat patients that come through our doors. That’s why we are so grateful to have such a dedicated group of professionals working in our city.”
WHAT: Annual breakfast to honor area EMS during National Emergency
Medical Services Week
WHEN: Tuesday, May 22
9 -10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Inova Alexandria Hospital-Atrium
4320 Seminary Road
WHO: Martin Brown, MD, Inova Alexandria Hospital
Lewis Eberly, MD, Inova Alexandria Hospital
Keith Sterling, MD, Inova Alexandria Hospital
Pamela Copley, Alexandria EMS Council
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services including emergency and urgent care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research.
May 9th, 2007
Falls Church, VA- Inova Fairfax Hospital is pleased to announce that F. Joseph Hallal, MD, a long time member of the hospital medical staff, has accepted the new position of chief medical officer. As chief medical officer, Dr. Hallal will be responsible for the oversight of the Medical Staff Office and its functions, as well as physician relations, and patient quality and safety. He will begin this role full-time in late June.
Dr. Hallal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and trained at the Health Center Hospitals of the University of Pittsburgh and the Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Hallal joined the staff of Inova Fairfax Hospital in 1975 as a cardiologist and served as the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories for 23 years. He became an integral part of the medical staff leadership and acted as president of the Medical Staff in 2004 and 2005. Most recently he has been working with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations as a site surveyor.
“Over the years, Dr. Hallal has proven his leadership skills and we’re very excited that he has accepted this new role,” said Doug Cropper, executive vice president, Inova Health System; CEO, Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus. “We’re confident that his extensive experience and commitment to quality health care will help enhance our level of service to the community.”