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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With NeuroPace, Inova Epilepsy Center Offers Christian an Effective Treatment for His Complex Epilepsy

Christian Schott, 38, has been battling epilepsy since he was in fifth grade, enduring bullying from classmates after having seizures at school. But things changed when Christian moved to the Washington, DC, region to pursue a new job opportunity in software engineering that fit his skills and experience in computer science and electrical engineering. Here,…

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Inova Sports Medicine Chairman and Musculoskeletal President Dr. Robin West Served as Keynote Speaker for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s 2026 Class

Robin West, MD, recently served as the keynote speaker at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s annual white coat ceremony. The event was held at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh. Dr. West addressed many important topics for the incoming class, including mental health in the field. “Don’t be afraid to speak up for…

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Kelly Epps-Anderson, MD Announced as President of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region


Kelly Epps-Anderson, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), has been named the new President, American Heart Association Greater Washington Region. Along with incoming board members, Dr. Epps-Anderson will work to advance the mission and fundraising priorities for the American Heart Association. The board will also oversee opportunities for investment in…

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Terry Davis Assumes Role as President Elect of American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

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Falls Church, VA – Theresa Davis, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CHTP, FAAN, Assistant Vice President of Nursing at the High Reliability Center of Inova Health System, has been named president-elect of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) – the world’s largest specialty nursing organization.  Dr. Davis will serve a one-year term as president elect from…

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Is Prostate Cancer Slow Growing? Often, Yes — But That’s Not the Whole Story

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Prostate cancer, unlike other forms of cancer, often grows slowly. That fact can make screening, treatment and potential outcomes seem a little less intimidating. However, prostate cancer’s slow-growing tendency can obscure other, more complicated aspects of detection and treatment. First, decisions on when to get screened and how to respond to the results are complex,…

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Inova Awards Record $1 million in Health Equity Grants to Local Nonprofits

Falls Church, VA – Inova Health System has awarded $1 million in Health Equity Grants to 23 Northern Virginia nonprofit organizations, the largest level of funding to date for this grants program. The grants were awarded to organizations whose initiatives aim to improve health equity and support under-resourced communities with unmet healthcare needs. Applicants were required…

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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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