Archive for May, 2009

Research Finds New Options For Women with Stage IV Breast Cancer

Breakthrough Brings Physicians Closer to Developing Customized Cancer Treatments Falls Church, VA  – (May 29, 2009) — Researchers at Inova Fairfax Hospital led a study that gives Stage IV breast cancer patients new treatment options. This breakthrough brings physicians one step closer to developing customized and targeted cancer treatments for their patients. The results of the […]

Life With Cancer Receives Grant to Encourage Cancer Outreach Nationwide

$50,000 Grant Will Increase Access for Cancer Patients, Families L-R: Gordon Hay, Director, Life with Cancer; Joanne Royaltey, Development Director, Life with Cancer; John Fay, Vice President, Inova Health System Foundation; Rick Dunetz, Side-Out Foundation; Gloria Dunetz, Side-Out Foundation; and Bryant Dunetz, Side-Out Foundation. Falls Church, VA  – (May 28, 2009) — Inova Health System’s Life […]

Golf Tournament Dedicated to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Proceeds Will Benefit Women’s Imaging Center Alexandria, VA  – (May 27, 2009) — Time to tee off in the 11th annual Bender Group Golf Tournament! Proceeds from the golf outing will help provide state-of-the-art breast biopsy equipment for the Women’s Imaging Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. This year’s charity and golf tournament, scheduled for Monday, […]

Inova Health System Recognized by Practice Greenhealth for ‘Going Green’

All Five Inova Hospitals Win Awards at Global Conference Falls Church, VA  – (May 22, 2009) — Inova Health System was recognized this week for its environmental improvement efforts at CleanMed 2009, a global conference held in Chicago for healthcare’s environmental leaders. Inova Fairfax Hospital was named a winner of Practice Greenhealth’s “Partner for Change” award […]

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children’s Cardiovascular Program Reports Stellar Outcomes

Overall Mortality Rate at 1 Percent, Well Below National Average Falls Church, VA   – (May 20, 2009) — Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children is pleased to announce that in 2008 the overall mortality rate for its pediatric cardiovascular program was 1 percent – well below the national average of 2.9 percent. The national average program mortality […]

Inova Fairfax Hospital Recognized by Fairfax County Leadership for Outstanding Quality Care

Top Row (L-R): Fairfax County Supervisors Catherine Hudgins (Hunter Mill), Michael Frey (Sully), John Cook (Braddock), Gerald Hyland (Mount Vernon), Penelope Gross (Mason), John Foust (Dranesville), Jeff McKay (Lee), Pat Herrity (Springfield) and Linda Smyth (Providence). Bottom Row (L-R): Buzz Smith, Chairman, Inova Health Care Services Board of Trustees; Knox Singleton, CEO, Inova Health System; […]

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital to Hold Annual Seniors Health Fair

Alexandria, VA  – (May 18, 2009) — Do you worry about high blood pressure? Are you at risk for skin cancer? Are you concerned about having a stroke? Learn more about these and other important health issues at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Annual Seniors Health Fair, June 3. Receive free massages and screenings, and receive current […]

Inova Fairfax Hospital Initiates Enrollment for Heart Failure Clinical Trial

Study to Explore Effectiveness of Implantable ‘Net’ Device Falls Church, VA  – (May 13, 2009) – Inova Fairfax Hospital is participating in a new research study for HeartNet™, a cardiac-support device that is wrapped around the heart. The PEERLESS-HF study (Prospective Evaluation of Elastic Restraint to Lessen the Effects of Heart Failure) is a phase III […]

Inova Fairfax Hospital Earns ‘Silver Award’ for Following Key Stroke, Heart Guidelines

Hospital Only One in Commonwealth to Earn AHA Honor Falls Church, VA  – (May 12, 2009) — The American Heart Association has awarded Inova Fairfax Hospital its Silver Award, as part of the its “Get With The Guidelines” (GWTG) program. Inova Fairfax Hospital is the only hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia to earn a Silver […]

Inova Alexandria Hospital Thanks Local EMS

Hospital Will Recognize the City’s Emergency Medical Services during National EMS Week Alexandria, VA  – (May 12, 2009) — Inova Alexandria Hospital will serve a special breakfast on Wednesday, May 20, to honor the outstanding contributions of the City of Alexandria Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees, who dedicate their lives to caring for the community. “The […]

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