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Inova Now Connected to Department of Defense to Share Health Records

FALLS CHURCH, VA – December 22, 2015 – Through its participation in the eHealth Exchange, a federal level health information exchange, Inova is now able to electronically exchange information with the Department of Defense. Launched in 2009, the eHealth Exchange has become a rapidly growing community of public and private organizations, representing thousands of providers and […]

Governor McAuliffe Announces Strategic Partnership Between Inova and George Mason University to Advance Personalized Medicine Translational Research

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a strategic partnership between Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia, and George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia, to conduct translational research and share resources for the benefit of patients, the community and the region. This collaboration will advance Inova’s personalized […]

Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute is First Cancer Center in the World to Achieve Four-year Accreditation for Radiation Oncology Services from ASTRO’s Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®)

FALLS CHURCH, VA – December 21, 2015—Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®), effective September 1, 2015, for a four-year accreditation of their radiation oncology services. They are the first Cancer Center in the world to […]

Washington Nationals Name Inova’s Robin West, MD Lead Team Physician

FALLS CHURCH, VA – November 19, 2015 – The Washington Nationals this week named Robin West, MD, as new Lead Team Physician. As the medical director of the Inova Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI), Dr. West will continue to oversee ISMI while serving as team doctor for the baseball organization. With a focus on being proactive and […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: It’s Not Just for October

Beating Breast Cancer Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s crucial to not ignore monthly breast self-exams and a regular checkup with your gynecologist or primary care doctor. Additionally, most medical authorities recommend having regular mammograms, starting at age 40. (This recommendation varies; some medical organizations recommend following different guidelines.) Women 30 years and […]

Breast Cancer Patient Now Cancer-Free After IORT Treatment at Inova

Treatment in Time  Noha Sweid, a Fairfax County real estate agent, was diagnosed with breast cancer in early April and quickly received the new IORT radiation treatment, which offers a convenient, effective, and much less time-intensive treatment option. ——————————————— For Noha Sweid, the journey to being cancer-free may not have been sweet, but it was […]

New Inova Medical Group Shirlington practice to focus on women’s care

In 2016, Inova Medical Group (IMG) is planning to open a brand-new practice in the Shirlington neighborhood of south Arlington. Primarily focused on women’s health, the office will offer primary care, mammography, bone-density scanning, and obstetrical and gynecologic services. There also will be specialized rooms for outpatient procedures. The IMG Shirlington practice initially will feature two […]

If you have leg pain, get tested for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) to catch it early

A Leg Up Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common problem caused by artery or blood vessel blockages in a patient’s legs or feet. Leg pain — often feeing like cramps — that stops you from walking after a few blocks and reoccurs after  rest is the main symptom of PAD. “When you start using […]

Knee replacement allows outdoorsmen to pursue their passion

Into the Wild Two local outdoor enthusiasts, a hiker-outdoorsman and a nature photographer, have both been able to return to their favorite pursuits after successful knee replacements performed by Dr. Nigel Azer at Inova Alexandria Hospital. ———————————————- If you are unable to find relief for your painful knee or hip, then Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Joint […]

All Five Inova Hospitals Earn ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

FALLS CHURCH, VA – October 28, 2015 – The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog, today announced that Inova Alexandria, Inova Fair Oaks, Inova Fairfax, Inova Loudoun and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals all earned ‘A’ grades in the national patient safety ratings. Leapfrog grades hospitals based on errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score […]

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