Addition offers all private rooms for patients

FALLS CHURCH, Va., – (December 17, 2012) — Elected officials, local business leaders and community partners gathered at Inova Fairfax Hospital to celebrate the completion of a new, adult services hospital. The dedication program included  comments from Sharon Bulova, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, as well as other elected officials and Inova executive leaders.

The 11-story South Tower, which connects to the original adult services hospital, adds 216,000 square feet of space and features all private patient rooms. The building’s design features incorporate abundant natural light, open space and views of nature to enhance the patient experience and promote healing.

“The addition of the South Tower to our medical campus is yet another example of how we are serving the complex needs of the community through high-quality care in a patient-friendly environment,” says Patrick Christiansen, CEO of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. “This development will continue to make Inova Fairfax Hospital a renowned destination for patient care, education and research.”

The South Tower includes 120 medical/surgical patient rooms and 54 intensive care unit (ICU) rooms.  The ICU floors are grouped into specialties to improve flow and staff collaboration. The building’s layout and color palette demonstrate a focus on patient safety, while countless “green” elements showcase Inova’s continued commitment to sustainability.

The ceremony marks the completion of the first phase of a massive, multi-year expansion project at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Renovations will soon begin on the original adult services hospital, and by 2016, a separate, 12-story Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital will open. Adjacent to the new women’s and children’s hospital, the campus will also add a new, 8-story parking garage to enhance campus access.

To learn more about the expansion projects taking place, please visit the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus website.

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 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 available at www.inova.org.

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