Fitzgerald, JohnFAIRFAX, VA (November 3, 2013) – Members of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) elected John L. Fitzgerald, CEO, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Chairman of the association. Mr. Fitzgerald was honored October 31, 2013 during the association’s 87th Annual Meeting of the Membership at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. He succeeds Margaret G. Lewis, President, HCA Virginia Health System.

“Virginia has the talent, the leadership, and the will to not just survive, but to be a leader for the rest of the country to emulate,” says Mr. Fitzgerald. VHHA and its members have the talent to lead in turbulent times, the vision to help shape a new future for our patients, and the courage to set our goals high…so long as we stay focused on our purpose. I pledge my chairmanship to making quality, safety, and service, our top priority.”

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is an alliance of hospitals and health delivery systems that develops and advocates health care policy for the Commonwealth. Its vision is to achieve excellence in both health care and health.

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About Inova

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.  Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices, and health and wellness initiatives.

Inova encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We are home to many nationally and internationally recognized programs, including Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI), and the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute.

Inova is a global leader in developing and applying personalized health. Connecting researchers, clinicians and empowered consumers, we integrate genomic research for patient care, prevention and wellness. Our personalized health approach enables individuals to live longer, healthier lives.

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