Latitia got a new heart and new lungs in 2023 – as Inova celebrates a record-breaking 50 lung transplants

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In 2023, Inova established a new institutional record for lung transplants performed in a year, completing a total of 50. That number included four heart-lung transplants, our first HIV lung transplant and our first lung retransplantation with a subsequent kidney transplant the following day. Additionally, Inova has extended the upper age cutoff for lung transplantation…

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Inova’s Orthopedic Research Team recognized for work in severe extremity trauma

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The work of Inova’s Orthopedic Research Team received important recognition from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in 2023. METRC, including Inova Fairfax, wins the 2023 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier award This year’s Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award was given to the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) which includes Inova Fairfax’s…

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Cancer-free “Voice of DC” shares message of hope

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Known as the “Voice of DC,” WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein continues to share his inspiring journey from a stage-4 lung cancer diagnosis in November 2022 to becoming cancer-free a year later. Last week, Neal’s story of the ground-breaking medical treatment he received at Inova Schar Cancer was featured on NBC News. In the piece, Amit…

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Prevention and quick action: When your child swallows something dangerous

Bharath D. Nath, MD, is a pediatric surgeon at Inova Health System who is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. He specializes in pediatric general and thoracic surgery, treating premature infants to adolescents. Every year, thousands of children are treated in United States emergency rooms (ERs) because they swallowed objects such as a…

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From humble infirmary to high-tech hospital: The 150-year history of Inova Alexandria (Alexandria Times)

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Did you know a community hospital just outside Washington, DC, had the first 24/7 emergency department in the country? Or that the arrival of a sailor with typhoid fever is what spurred its founding members into action? Learn about the history of Inova Alexandria Hospital in an article in the Alexandria Times, published in honor…

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Dr. Stephen Jones: Prosecuting nurses for honest mistakes won’t make patients safer

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Inova’s president and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, MBA, FACS had an op-ed piece published in USA Today following Friday’s sentencing of nurse RaDonda Vaught. (While working as a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2017, Vaught’s accidental administration of the wrong drug to a patient led to the patient’s death. Vaught was later…

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Aspirin Use: Significant Change in National Guidelines for Taking Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

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The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently finalized new guidance advising against daily aspirin use by certain people to prevent a first heart attack or stroke – a reversal of the panel’s 2016 recommendations.    In general, for people 40 to 59 years of age who are at increased risk of developing heart…

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Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center Opens in Fairfax


Leading health system introduces the region’s first dedicated cancer screening and prevention center in the Washington, DC metro region Falls Church, VA — The Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center officially opens today in Fairfax, Virginia. Located in the pavilion of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute flagship facility at 8081 Innovation Park Drive, this…

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