Archive for November, 2007

Inova Fairfax Hospital Receives Medal of Honor for High Organ Donation Rates

Hospital Achieves Donation Rate of 75 Percent, Contributes to National Increase In Organ Transplants Falls Church, VA – (November 29, 2007) — For the second year in a row, Inova Fairfax Hospital has been awarded the Medal of Honor for Organ Donation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The award is given to […]

Inova Fairfax Hospital Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Critical Care

Falls Church, VA – (November 26, 2007) — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, has recognized two critical care units at Inova Fairfax Hospital for providing excellent care. The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and the Trauma Intensive Care Unit have each won the prestigious Beacon Award for Critical […]

Inova Survey Finds One-Fourth of Northern Virginia Children Obese, Overweight

Groups Recommend More Exercise, Less Screen Time Falls Church, Virginia – (November 14, 2007) – More than one in four children and nearly half of all parents in Northern Virginia are either overweight or obese, according to results from a new survey sponsored by Inova Health System. The survey, supported by a partnership of health care providers, […]

NIH Awards Inova Health System $1.5 Million Contract for Lung Disease Program

Dual Program to Focus on Developing New Medications for Diseases Falls Church, VA – (November 13, 2007) – Inova Health System’s Pulmonary Vascular Program has entered into a $1.5 million contract with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in an effort to establish a new combined Advanced Lung Disease […]

Inova Alexandria Hospital to Host Annual Women’s Expo

Meet Health Care Experts and Receive Free Screenings Alexandria, VA – (November 8, 2007) — Do you worry about high blood pressure? Are you at risk for skin cancer or osteoporosis? Learn more about these and other important health care issues at Inova Alexandria Hospital’s annual Women’s Expo November 10. Receive free screenings and meet with the […]

Inova Fairfax Hospital Women’s Center Welcomes Olympic Gold Medalist Bonnie Blai

Blair to Speak About Incontinence, Affecting Half of Women Over 65 Falls Church, VA – (November 7, 2007) — Five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair will speak at a breakfast  event at Inova Fairfax Hospital on Nov. 14 to generate awareness about Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and the various treatment options. This mother of two, better known […]