Event Has Given 5,000 Gifts to Northern Virginia Children

FALLS CHURCH, VA – (December 10, 2012) – Today Inova celebrated its 10th annual holiday toy donation program with its corporate sponsor Lockheed Martin.  Toys donated from Lockheed Martin employees were given to approximately 450 children and families at the InovaCares Clinic for Women and Children in Falls Church today, were they were entertained by Santa, children’s holiday readings and live music. In the past 10 years, Inova and Lockheed Martin have supplied holiday gifts to around 5,000 children.

While Santa was definitely the main attraction, children and their parents were excited to see ABC7/WJLA-TV meteorologist Jacqui Jeras serving as one of his helpers for the day, passing out toys and greeting families.

“Lockheed Martin makes it our mission to help meet the needs of our communities in which we work and live.  This event today shows just one of the ways we are working to make our communities stronger and I am very proud to be a part of it,” said Tim Reardon, President Lockheed Martin IS&GS-National.

InovaCares Clinic for Women provides comprehensive outpatient prenatal, obstetrical, gynecological and surgical care to uninsured and low-income patients from communities across Northern Virginia. The clinic works in partnership with the Fairfax County Health Department and Inova Fairfax Hospital to promote early and continuous prenatal care for the culturally diverse population it serves. In 2011, the InovaCares Clinic for Women had 3,481 patients with a total of 36,162 visits.

InovaCares Clinic for Children serves as a medical home for children from birth to 21 years of age.  The Clinic for Children provides comprehensive pediatric services that include well-child care, immunizations, episodic care (sick visits), school/sports physicals, and nutritional counseling.  In 2011, the InovaCares Clinic for Children served 7,927 patients with a total of 28,599 visits. The demand for women and pediatric services in the Northern Virginia area continues to grow.

“Inova is leading the way in providing our community with comprehensive, innovative healthcare – in the case of the InovaCares Clinics for Women and Children we are giving much needed medical assistance to those who might not otherwise receive care. We are thrilled to celebrate 10 years of making a difference with our corporate sponsor Lockheed Martin,” said Karen Berube, Associate Vice President of Inova Safety Net Programs.

For more information or to make a donation to the InovaCares Clinics go to www.inova.org/leadingtheway/, or call Joanna Fazio at 703-776-4057.

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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 3 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.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

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