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Inclement Weather Updates Due to Winter Weather on January 12 – 14, 2019

Updated as of January 14, 2019, 9:20 a.m.: Inova Medical Group offices opening at 10 a.m. All Inova Well classes, tours and programs have been cancelled today. If you need to reschedule your class, please wait 24-hours and contact the registration desk at 571-472-1401. Many programs will contact you within that 24-hour period to reschedule.…

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Fever Phobia: When To Worry About Your Child’s Temperature

Board-certified pediatric emergency physician Eugenie Charles, MD, and Erin Rovelli, RN, serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. Fevers are practically a universal rite of childhood. Fortunately, fever is not as dangerous as many parents fear. As…

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All Five Inova Hospitals Receive an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Falls Church, VA – Inova’s five Inova hospitals received ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH), Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH), Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH), and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) for their teams’ efforts in protecting patients from…

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Falls Church, VA – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Inova Fairfax, Inova Children’s, Inova Women’s and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group…

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Inova Children’s Heart Program Provides Specialized Care

Tiny Heartbeats: Lucas Collazo, MD, and Mitchell Cohen, MD, lead program that monitors congenital heart disease Lucas Collazo, MD, congenital cardiac surgeon, and Mitchell Cohen, MD,  pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologist, serve on the highly regarded Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI)  team. In October 2017 they partnered to co-direct the Inova Children’s Heart Program,…

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Inova Health System Recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America®

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Falls Church, Virginia –  Inova Health System has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The top one hundred workplaces were honored at the Fitbit Captivate Conference in Chicago on September 20, 2018. The winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. Over 1,000…

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Inclement Weather Updates Due to Hurricane Florence

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington DC reports that Hurricane Florence may impact the Washington, DC metro with heavy rainfall which may lead to isolated flooding, as well as moderate coastal flooding from Thursday, September 13 – Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Inova regularly trains and prepares for emergency events, including weather-related events. We will continue to…

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Improving the Infant Microbiome: New Inova Study Leads the Way

Suchitra K. Hourigan, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology. She sees patients at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, a medical collaboration between Inova and Children’s National. Newborn babies inherit a lot from their mothers — including beneficial bacteria that can influence their health for years to come. The human body is home to trillions…

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12 Ways to Calm Your Child’s Back-to-School Butterflies

Shruti Tewari, MD, is board certified in general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. She has a strong interest in treating childhood anxiety disorders and provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, therapy and developmental guidance at the Inova Kellar Center, a behavioral health service for children and families. Starting a new school year is an exciting time, but…

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