November 28th, 2011
Hosting Donation Drives to Benefit At-Risk Youth in Loudoun
Leesburg, VA — Inova Loudoun Hospital’s program Mobile Hope is hosting donation drives to benefit at-risk youth (18 and under) in Loudoun County. Donations will be collected on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 1:30 – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 3 – 6 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg (Cornwall), 224 Cornwall St., NW, Leesburg. Follow onsite signs for exact drop off locations.
Current needs are:
- Personal hygiene items
- Pre-paid cell phones (AT&T GoPhone, etc.)
- Non-perishable food items
- Hats, gloves, socks
- Hand towels, washcloths
- Manual can openers
- Gift wrapping paper
- Gift cards in small amounts ($20 or less)
“The support we have received from the community has been wonderful. We are grateful for all that has been donated, the volunteers and the community interest in helping those in need,” said Donna Fortier, community affairs executive and director of Mobile Health Services.
Mobile Hope helps at-risk youth (18 and under) in Loudoun to meet their basic needs, ranging from providing food, clothing, blankets, personal and hygiene items, access to services and community support they would not otherwise have and basic medical care. Launched in the spring of 2011, Mobile Hope Services visits locations throughout the county several times a month.
If you need other arrangements or have large-sized drop offs, please contact Mobile Hope at 703-858-8921 or email@example.com. For more information visit www.inova.org/mobile-hope.
Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for nearly 100 years, is part of the Inova Health System; a not-for-profit healthcare 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. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh.
November 15th, 2011
Leesburg, VA – Inova Loudoun Hospital, Mary Elizabeth Miller Radiation Oncology Center, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Inova Loudoun is the first hospital in Northern Virginia to receive the designation. There are only 257 accredited radiation oncology sites nationwide and only 10 accredited sites in Virginia.
“This achievement recognizes the highest quality and hard work of our team,” says Punam Dutt, director of Radiation Oncology at Inova Loudoun Hospital.
The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR and ASTRO after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.
“Patients and family members cared for at Inova Loudoun Hospital can be certain that their treatment will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of quality and radiation safety,” commented Susan Carroll, VP, Oncology Services, Inova Health System.
The Radiation Oncology Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital offers a comprehensive cancer program from diagnosis, surgery and treatment, to helpful education and support programs. There are a variety of free educational classes, support groups and complimentary therapy programs including pet therapy, yoga, art therapy and relaxation workshops for patients and their care givers.
For more information about the Mary Elizabeth Miller Radiation Oncology Center, visit inova.org/memroc or call 703-858-8850.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. ASTRO is a professional organization serving more than 10,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of cancer patients.
Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for nearly 100 years, is part of Inova Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare 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. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh
November 3rd, 2011
Falls Church VA – Inova Health System’s program, Military to Medicine®, welcomes WestCare Foundation as a national healthcare employer and an organization committed to support the hiring of qualified military family members. WestCare Foundation has over three decades of experience in community oriented health programs and high quality services, with numerous locations throughout the U.S. and in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands.
Military to Medicine®, a non-profit, national military service organization of Inova Health System, seeks to connect qualified military spouses, wounded warriors and their caregivers, Veterans, National Guard, Reserve and service members transitioning to civilian employment with careers in healthcare.
“WestCare is an ideal partner for our military families. They are a solid organization that values military service in a growing industry with opportunities in numerous communities,” says Daniel Nichols, Executive Director, Military to Medicine®, Inova Health System. “By joining in the support of our military families they are part of the solution needed by our nation in these tough economic times,” explains Nichols, adding “We salute you WestCare!”
Dick Steinberg, WestCare President and CEO, noted, “Veterans and their families are part of the fabric of WestCare and its delivery of services.”
Mr. Steinberg, himself a Vietnam-era veteran, went on to say, “WestCare provides veteran programs addressing substance abuse, mental health, and family assistance. Additionally, WestCare’s FAVA entity (Family Alliance for Veterans of America) focuses on the families of veterans in need throughout the country. Veterans helping veterans is a keystone of WestCare veterans’ programs. WestCare looks forward to working with Military to Medicine® as we continue to uplift the human spirit!”
ABOUT MILITARY TO MEDICINE
Military to Medicine®, a non-profit, national military service organization of Inova Health System, seeks to connect qualified military spouses, wounded warriors and their caregivers, Veterans, National Guard, Reserve and service members transitioning to civilian employment, with careers in healthcare. Its National Healthcare Career Network connects hiring healthcare employers with qualified military talent across the country. Military to Medicine is headquartered in Falls Church, VA, with charitable activities in nine countries worldwide. Learn more about Military to Medicine at www.militarytomedicine.org
ABOUT WESTCARE FOUNDATION
WestCare Foundation, based in Las Vegas, NV, is one of the nation’s most extensive and fastest growing not-for-profit providers of behavioral health services. With numerous programs in locations throughout the U.S. and in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, WestCare is proud to partner with Military to Medicine. Our job opportunities include, but are not limited to, attractive positions for mental health practitioners and addiction counselors featuring competitive salaries and benefits. Programs directly serving military veterans and their families are also WestCare specialties. Please visit www.westcare.com to view employment listings in our various locations and for more information about WestCare and its programs.