(May 3, 2013) – The Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition has been chosen for a 2013 Virginia Health Quality Award by VHQC, a nonprofit health quality consulting company. Winners were selected in six categories for their contributions to improving healthcare for patients in Virginia.

A community partnership to get kids healthy and to fight obesity, the Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition (NVHKC) is a grassroots coalition of local organizations including Inova Health System, area school districts and others joined in a common goal: to promote better health for children of all ages.

Virginia Health Quality Award recipients

Pictured from left to right: Sandy Thompson, Manassas City Public Schools; Rhonda Richardson, MHSM, Program Coordinator for NVHKC; Margaret Goldberger, Prince William Health Partnership


Read the VHQC press release

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.