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Inova Patient Puts Her Best Foot Forward

patient strectching after recovering from bunion surgery

Minimally invasive bunion surgery makes recovery easier and much less painful Vienna Skinner, a 25-year-old substitute teacher and coach from Dumfries, Virginia, experienced pain from a bunion on and off for about three years. As a youth basketball and volleyball coach and a player herself, this was often an issue, and it gradually got worse.…

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Joint Replacement Patient Is Back in Step

kay goss walking with grandson

Two knee replacements later, Kay Goss is enjoying life’s latest reward Kay Goss loves to snuggle with her grandson, Kirby, and read a good book with him. Of course, he’s just a toddler, so the books are short, often made of cardboard and usually filled with lift-up flaps. “It’s our favorite thing to do together,”…

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Lifesaving Stroke Care Is About Time

donald folk walking along river

Fast action by Inova Alexandria Hospital puts stroke patient on a path to full recovery  Donald Folk, 55, loves tight turns on ski slopes, spiking volleyballs and pretty much any sport that gets the heart pumping. To help stay fit, he walks — briskly — and usually along the Potomac River’s Mount Vernon trail in…

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A Robotic Assist for Therapy Patients

Zero G harness physical therapy

New device helps patients reach their goals Continuing an ongoing commitment to offering the latest physical and occupational therapy for patients, the Inova Rehabilitation Center (IRC) at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital added the Aretech ZeroG Gait and Balance System, a robotic, ceiling-mounted body-weight support system that can be used for walking, balance activities, stair training…

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Philanthropic Support for Babies

nurses give baby neonatal care

Inova Alexandria Hospital spring campaign supports NICU Each year, at least 250 of the 3,600 babies delivered at Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) will spend some time in the Charlotte and Walter Jones Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). They require special attention and support, which is why the NICU was selected by the IAH Foundation Board…

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Thank-You Gifts for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

patient donates to hospital

Two longtime Inova patients give generously Since opening its doors in 1976, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) has been fortunate to receive support from its community members and volunteers. This year, it gives special thanks to Lt. Col. Moy O. Chin, USA, Ret., and Doyle Catlett, who each gave generous gifts. Having experienced five open…

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Technology Abounds at Inova Alexandria, Inova Mount Vernon Hospitals

doctors open cystoscopy room

New surgical tools can improve outcomes Operating rooms at Inova Mount Vernon (IMVH) and Inova Alexandria (IAH) hospitals are becoming more technologically advanced. These innovations allow doctors to be more accurate in performing surgeries and result in faster patient recovery. Here are the latest examples: O-Arm Imaging Tool. IAH added a new surgical imaging device…

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Loudoun Rising Continues to Soar

loudoun rising souvenir bricks

‘Mini’ campaigns raise over $120,000 The Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) Foundation has raised nearly $17.9 million toward its goal of $20 million in the Loudoun Rising Campaign, which wraps up in December 2019.  The following events helped nudge up the total: the inaugural Loudoun Rising Topgolf Tournament presented by DPR Construction and HDR, held on…

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Highest Honor for Inova Nurses

American Nurses credentialing center

Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals pursue Magnet designation Nurses are an integral part of patient care, and honoring the work they do is an important part of Inova’s culture. For this reason, Inova Alexandria (IAH) and Inova Mount Vernon (IMVH) hospitals are pursuing the prestigious Magnet® designation. Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing…

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