Breaks Ground for Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital


Falls Church, VA – (September 13, 2012) – Today Inova Health System senior leaders, elected officials, government representatives and generous donors gathered to break ground on a $400 million building that will house Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital. The 650,000-square-foot building is the second phase of the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus expansion project.

“Today we are one step closer to achieving Vision 2015, and reinventing the way we deliver care in our hospitals,” shared Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System.

Inova Women’s Hospital will include 192 private patient rooms; a dedicated women’s surgery center with 8 operating rooms; 33 labor delivery and recovery suites and six cesarean-section operation rooms; a high-risk perinatal unit; an expanded antenatal testing center; lactation center; and family centered maternity suites.

Inova Children’s Hospital will include 116 private pediatric patient rooms, an expanded 108-bassinette level IIIC neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric oncology unit, Northern Virginia’s only pediatric intensive care unit, and a child-life play area. It will have a separate child-friendly entrance and a number of features built specifically for children.

“These state-of-the-art facilities will enable Inova to continue to excel in caring for Virginia’s women and children,” said the First Lady of Virginia Maureen McDonnell. She continued, “The new hospitals truly are a testament to Inova’s commitment to the future of the region’s health.”

The first phase of the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus expansion project is the 11 story medical/surgical South Patient Tower, which will open in January 2013. The project was designed by Wilmot Sanz Inc., an award-winning architecture and planning firm. After a competitive contractor-selection process, Clark Construction — a nationally recognized healthcare builder — has been awarded the contract for construction of Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about Inova Women’s Hospital, Inova Children’s Hospital and the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus expansion at inova.org/ifhconstruction.

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.
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