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Healing Sick Babies: It Takes a Team

 Robin L. Baker, MD, cares for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Inova Children’s Hospital on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. He is board-certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics.     Each year, an estimated 15 million babies around the world are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes, and one…

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Inova Names Maureen Sintich Chief Nurse Executive

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Falls Church, VA,– Inova this week named Maureen Sintich, DNP, MBA, RN, WHNP-BC, as its new Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) and Executive Vice President. In this role, Sintich will lead Inova’s Nursing Professional Practice team and six Chief Nursing Officers representing Inova’s five hospitals and nursing informatics. Maureen most recently served as Senior Vice President…

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Inova Children’s Hospital Ranks 44th in Neonatology in U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals

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Washington, D.C. – June 27, 2017 – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Inova Children’s Hospital in one specialty in the new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. Inova Children’s Hospital ranked 44th in Neonatology. U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare…

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Listen to Your Parents: Parent Advisory Council Benefits Inova Children’s Hospital

Jamie Gentille is the director of Child Life Services at Inova Children’s Hospital. She leads a team of specialists who support children and families through surgery, outpatient procedures, or hospital stays, through activities including pre-surgical tours and preparation, medical and therapeutic play and support during medical procedures.   Inova Children’s Hospital is staffed with experts…

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StarKid 5K and Family Fun Run: Keep Kids’ Hearts Running Strong!

James A. Thompson, MD, is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist at the Inova Children’s Heart Program and the founder of the StarKid 5K and Family Fun Run, an annual event benefitting the program. Read Dr. Thompson’s profile.   Each year, my colleagues and I at the Inova Children’s Heart Program treat hundreds of children with heart problems. But for…

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Jimmy Kimmel Put Congenital Heart Disease In The Spotlight. At Inova’s Children’s Heart Program, All CHD Kids Are Stars.

Lucas R. Collazo, MD, is the Medical Director of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Inova Children’s Hospital. He is board-certified in thoracic, cardiac and pediatric cardiac surgery and is a member of Inova Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. He practices with the Inova Children’s Heart Program and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute and has a special interest in congenital…

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Inova OnDemand Brings You Virtual Healthcare, Anywhere

Ruth Betru is Inova’s assistant vice president of Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare. Z Chris, MD, is a primary care physician board certified in internal medicine. He is the medical director for virtual health at Inova. Read Dr. Chris’s profile. Make an appointment. Take time out of your workday. Battle the D.C. Metro traffic. Find parking – all…

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Peace of Mind: Why You Need an Advance Healthcare Directive

Denise T. Mohess, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group and is medical director for Inova’s Advanced Illness and Geriatric Program. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Read Dr. Mohess’s profile. If you’re like most people, you have opinions about how you’d like to be cared…

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