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‘U.S. News’ Ranks Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Third in Washington, DC, Area

'U.S. News & World Report' provides hospital rankings.

Hospital is sixth in state of Virginia In August, U.S. News & World Report recognized Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) as a Best Hospital for 2018–2019. The publication ranked IFOH third in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and sixth in all of the state of Virginia. U.S. News bases its rankings on objective measures of service…

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SBRT Helps Inova Oncologists Provide Precise Radiation Treatment

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital offers specialized cancer care When it comes to fighting cancer, the more options your physician has, the better. One of these important tools is stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT. This therapy takes advantage of the latest technology to deliver precisely focused radiation to cancerous tumors. “We’re using this technology to…

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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Attains Third Magnet Designation

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital staff react to the 2018 Magnet® designation.

Hospital is among 8 percent of Magnet recipients nationwide The American Nurses Credentialing Center again has designated Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) a Magnet® facility. This prestigious recognition  — IFOH’s third since 2009 — honors the work and culture of nursing. “Magnet designation is a privilege and it is valued by our staff, patients, providers and…

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What Is the Inova VIP 360˚Program and What Is the Value of Joining?

Inova has a concierge medicine program called VIP 360.

Q and A With Sandy Ibrahim, MD, a family physician and Medical Director of the VIP 360˚ program Inova VIP 360° is a concierge medicine program, which affords the primary care provider and the patient the time that they both deserve to manage health care issues as they arise. It represents an approach to medicine…

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New TIF Procedure Offers a Better Solution for Chronic Heartburn

Procedure provides solution to acid reflux

Treatment offers alternative to traditional surgery for acid reflux Providing the best patient experience means staying on top of the latest in medical technology. Starting July 1, doctors at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) began performing the new TIF 2.0 procedure on patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or acid reflux. The purpose…

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Inova Blood Donor Services Helps Save Lives

Inova Blood Donor Services needs donors.

Donors are always in need Medical emergencies happen every day, and one critical need is blood. Inova Blood Donor Services provides blood to approximately 20 hospitals in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, metropolitan area, including Inova’s five hospitals. “Our goal is to collect 200 units [of blood] per day to support the hospitals we serve,” explains…

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Inova Partners With Tech Company to Improve Physical Therapy Results

KinometriX sensor helps physical therapy patients stay compliant.

Data drives KinometriX sensor Imagine you had knee surgery. Everything went well and you’re back home. Of course, your physical therapist (PT) recommended a therapy treatment plan — which includes exercises at home as well as with your therapist at a physical therapy clinic. In an ideal world, you follow your PT’s directions, and you’re…

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Thanks to Rehab, Neurology Patient Achieves Personal Goal

Chuck Gagnon with his daughter on her wedding day

Chuck Gagnon asks his daughter on her wedding day, may I have this dance? It started small for Chuck Gagnon — a couple of bad days marked by a sort of physical clumsiness combined with trouble thinking straight. “I felt like I had lead feet and my thoughts were a bit confused,” says Chuck, 66,…

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