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 health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.