Inova Board of Trustees Announces Three New Members

Terri McClements, Jeff McKay and Paul Misener begin their terms in 2024 Falls Church, VA, Feb. 28, 2024 – Inova, Northern Virginia’s largest non-profit healthcare provider and the region’s most recognized for excellence, has announced three new members joining the organization’s Board of Trustees in 2024. Terri McClements, former Mid Atlantic Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers…

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Inova, VCU and Sentara partner as part of new NIH research network evaluating emerging cancer screening technologies

Falls Church, VA – Three Virginia health systems together will serve as one of eight groups in the U.S. to conduct groundbreaking research for the Cancer Screening Research Network (CSRN), launched this week by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The new clinical trials network creates a national infrastructure…

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Inova Updates Masking Policy

Fairfax, VA — Based on current levels of respiratory illness, effective Monday, February 19, 2024, Inova will suspend the requirement for universal masking for team members, patients and visitors in our emergency departments (EDs), emergency care centers (ECCs) and urgent care centers (UCCs). Masks will continue to be offered to visitors and provided to team…

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

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 simultaneous kidney transplant. Additionally, Inova has extended the upper age cutoff for lung transplantation to 75 years.…

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Inflammation’s role in heart disease

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Jared Spitz, MD, is a board-certified cardiovascular disease physician. He practices at the Inova Cardiology offices in Fairfax, Fair Oaks and Ballston. An elevated cholesterol level is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Increasingly, treatment of inflammation has gained attention as an important part of heart disease prevention. The U.S. Food and…

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Inova Cares pediatric sick clinic opens in Falls Church

Fairfax, VA — Inova today celebrated the grand opening of its first Inova Cares pediatric sick clinic located at 6400 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church. Co-located with the Falls Church Inova Cares Clinic for Children (ICCC) primary care practice, this new pediatric sick clinic prioritizes access for children whose medical home is the Falls Church ICCC…

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Inova in critical need of type O- blood donors

Falls Church, VA –– The need for blood donors, especially those with O-negative blood, has reached an all-time high. All blood types are needed, but Type O- is the most urgent need at this time and will help the most patients. Currently, we have less than a one-day supply of Type O- blood.  Type O…

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Your guide to health screenings by age

Health screenings are an important part of preventive care. Screening tests look for signs of health problems or chronic diseases. They can often detect diseases before you experience symptoms. Diagnosing health problems early often means they’ll be easier to treat. Health screenings can be blood tests, imaging tests, physical exams or questionnaires. The screenings you…

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