(January 4, 2013) – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital CEO Barbara Doyle was named the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year at the chamber’s Holiday Business Awards Celebration.

In presenting the award, chamber chairman, Michael Gailliot noted “The turn-around at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital under Barbara’s leadership has been remarkable,” Gailliot told chamber members and guests at the Mount Vernon Country Club. He added that her goal has been to make IMVH “the best place to give and receive care.”  IMVH has now added a new radiology department, broken ground for a $43 million expansion plan for private patient rooms, and recently announced plans to build a new 21,000 square foot emergency department. “Barbara’s guidance and unwavering commitment to the physicians who practice at the  hospital, to the staff that work at the hospital, and to the volunteers who provide countless unselfish hours to the busy task of helping people get well, has made Inova Mount Vernon Hospital a destination for the local community and a regional magnet for important medical services,.” he said. By Doyle’s leadership example everyone at the hospital has learned that it is a community hospital focused on meeting health care needs and providing wellness education to keep members of the community healthy, he added.

Barbara is instrumental in expanding emergency health care services to the Lorton area with the new Lorton Healthplex and has continued to push the Inova Centers for Excellence, Inova Rehabilitation Center and Joint Replacement Center. “Barbara’s leadership and commitment to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has changed the options and quality of health care in our community,” Gailliot said. Doyle, who attended the event with several Inova executives including President and COO Mark Stauder, was quick to give credit to others for the recent successes at IMVH. “It isn’t me, it’s all of us,” she said.

Photo and article compliments of Steve Hunt, Mount Vernon Voice.

Barbara Doyle and supporters

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Barbara Doyle, CEO of